BCMA Repatriation Grants

The B.C. government is providing $500,000 to the BC Museums Association to provide a range of grants to support communities at different stages of the repatriation process. First Nation communities and organizations will be eligible for grants to support repatriation planning, building capacity to take on repatriation projects, and encouraging collaboration with cultural organizations. Countless sacred items […]

BC Museums Week 2020: Heroes

When the news of the COVID-19 pandemic broke, citizens across BC wanted to find ways to show their appreciation for the heroes of this pandemic. Communities started nightly 7:00 pm celebrations as a means of showing their appreciation for everyday heroes who are serving on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19. Households around […]

COVID-19 and BC Museums

Updated 9:58 AM, June 10, 2020 As communities across British Columbia follow news on the global spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the BC Museums Association and Heritage BC would like to direct members to relevant information and resources. These resources are not to be taken as legal advice or definitive answers to the challenges facing our sector, but rather […]

Upcoming Webinar: Making Space for Makerspaces – How Cultural Institutions Are Embracing the Maker Movement

Join the BCMA on Wednesday, March 18 from 1-2 pm (PST) for a roundtable webinar exploring how cultural institutions are embracing the maker movement. If you’ve ever wondered what a makerspace is, or how your organization could incorporate ideas from the maker movement, this roundtable webinar is for you. According to Wikipedia, maker culture is […]

You, Me & The Family Tree

Date: 2/15/2020 Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Use your creative skills to decorate your own family tree, handle wooden artifacts, and see historic family trees from our collection. Enjoy free admission to the Museum, stick themed snacks, and a complimentary screening of Julia Donaldson’s “Stick Man”.   Event: You, Me & The Family Tree: Family Day […]

Boston Bar First Nation Family Day Gathering

Date: 2/17/2020 Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM This is a Free Family Event to encourage families to come together to tell and listen to some of our storytelling about the Tuckkwiowhum Village. Everyone welcome!   Event: Family Day Gathering Organization: Boston Bar First Nation Date: 2/17/2020 Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Venue: Tuckkwiowhum […]

Our Living Languages Family Day Activities

Date: 2/15/2020 Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Drop in for Indigenous themed crafts and games from 12 – 4 pm on Saturday, Feb 15 and preview Our Living Languages; First Peoples Voices in British Columbia, an exhibition produced by the Royal BC Museum in partnership with the First Peoples’s Cultural Council. Opening Reception February […]

Gallery 2 Family Day Art Engagement

Date: 2/15/2020 Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Join us at Gallery 2 from 10 to 2 on February 15th to discover our new exhibits and participate in demonstrations and three hands on activities that will have your whole family engaged with the art.   Event: Gallery 2 Family Day Art Engagement Organization: Gallery 2 […]

Family Day 2020 at the Kelowna Art Gallery

Date: 2/17/2020 Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM This February 17th, 2020, join us at the Kelowna Art Gallery for a fun-filled day of creative expression and art exploration. Families will create a custom printed tote bag inspired by botanical imagery and abstract shapes. We will have our helpful education staff on hand to guide […]

Art is for Everybody: Family Day Art Party!

Date: 2/15/2020 Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Art is for everybody! Join us at the Gallery this Family Day for a multigenerational art party! Enjoy music, snacks and family-friendly exhibition tours. Make your own buttons to share with friends, create miniature and giant rope sculptures and collaborate on a drawing of an imagined future […]