Summer student blog update

It’s already July and I almost can’t believe I’ve been with the BCMA for over a month! It has been an absolute pleasure to get to know the BCMA and its staff, council, and committees, and to have some interactions with our membership base which has given me an idea of the scope and impact […]

Letter to the Select Standing Committee for Finance and Government Services

Last week a joint letter was delivered to the Select Standing Committee for Finance and Government Services. This letter, advocating for increased support for the heritage sector, was signed by BC Heritage, BC Historical Federation, BC Museums Association and Heritage BC. We are happy to share the letter with you:   June 27, 2019 Select Standing […]

BCMA bids farewell to Executive Director

Special announcement from Tania Muir, President, BC Museums Association   BCMA would like to announce that Erica Mattson, who has served as BCMA’s Executive Director since September 2016, will be departing the role early next month. Theresa Mackay, who was Erica’s predecessor in the role, will be joining the organization as interim Executive Director beginning […]

BC Arts Council Survey

The BC Arts Council would like to engage with existing, past and future clients and applicants about their experiences with the current grant application process.  The Council wants to improve overall service, user experience and equity and accessibility of the application process.  They are inviting members of BC’s vibrant artistic community to help shape the […]

2019 Call for BCMA Council Nominations

A number of BCMA Councillors have completed their terms of office and will be stepping down from Council at the upcoming Annual General Meeting. BCMA members are invited to submit names for consideration to Council’s Nomination Committee to be presented for membership approval at the AGM on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at the Courtyard Marriott […]

BC Museums Association Conference 2019

Spoken Words, Shared Stories Courtyard Marriott, Prince George, BC September 30 – October 2, 2019 BC Museums Association is pleased to announce that BC’s only provincial conference for museum, gallery, arts and cultural professionals is coming to Prince George this year! BCMA Conference 2019 takes place from September 30 to October 2 at the Courtyard by […]

BCMA’s Summer Student

The BCMA warmly welcomes our first ever summer student, Desiree Hall, to the team. Her role as a program assistant means she will be supporting all things Conference 2019! Desiree is entering her fourth year of an undergraduate degree in music at the University of Victoria, studying voice. She has a passion for both solo and […]

BC Museums Week 2019 News Release

You can also read this News Release as a PDF here. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 16, 2019   MUSEUMS MAKE LIFE BETTER FOR BRITISH COLUMBIANS Celebrate BC Museums Week May 18-24, 2019   VICTORIA, BC – From May 18-24, it’s time to celebrate the role museums, art galleries, historic sites, cultural centres and other memory institutions play […]

BCMA’s latest Roundup Magazine is now live!

BCMA’s latest issue of Roundup Magazine (BC’s GLAM Sector: Practical Ideas and Local Solutions) is now live! A link to the full issue can be found here. Thank you everyone who contributed, assisted, advocated for us, or just cheered us on! We hope that you will share this issue liberally across your networks and continue to promote […]

BCMA’s New Operations Manager

The totem pole pictured is found in the Royal BC Museum lobby, “A man named Checkgath raised this pole about 1880 in t’anuu ‘Ilnagaay, Haida Gwaii.” RBCM #1391 The BCMA is pleased to introduce you to our newest team member today: Vanessa Gelhaar is taking on the role of Operations Manager as of this week. […]