Many thanks to our sponsors!


Lucidea provides unrivaled museum collections management software, with innovative tools purpose-built based on best practices observing and working with museum clients of all sizes and budgets for over 25 years. Argus (Lucidea’s museum collections management software) offers comprehensive collections management capabilities and takes you further with community curation/co-curation, a dynamic online presence, full multimedia support, and streamlined workflows. Lucidea’s Argus collections management application is flexible, extensible, and always up-to-date — solving today’s collections management challenges, ready for tomorrow’s.

Lucidea has been a dynamic supporter of the BCMA Conference and we are grateful for their involvement in the 2020 Virtual Conference. To learn more about Lucidea, visit their website, and be sure to check out their great collection of resources for museums.


On This Spot’s mission is to make history accessible to people everywhere in new and engaging ways. Every community has a unique story, and by partnering with On This Spot, heritage, tourism, and business organizations can put their community’s story in the hands of anyone with a smartphone. On This Spot offers a collection of curated historical walking tours as well as a camera and image editing tool that lets you create your own then and now photos from a large collection of old photos at the exact spot they were taken.

We want to be an effective long-term partner with Canada’s museums, so we have added a new feature in the app that will allow every museum in Canada a free map listing in the On This Spot app. Sign up here.

Download the app to check out BC cities already on the map:

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On This Spot offers a variety of packages that suit each community’s needs. If you want to see On This Spot coverage in your community and have your institution featured don’t hesitate to contact for more information, tune in for news and updates on their blog, and follow them on social media to learn more! (Facebook, Instagram)


A big thank you from the BCMA to the Cultural Resource Management program for sponsoring the participation of the Decolonization panelists and a special screening of Lekwungen: Place to Smoke Herring.

About Cultural Resource Management (CRM): A career in the fields of museum studies and heritage conservation can take you in many directions. Whether choosing a Diploma in Cultural Resource Management or a Professional Specialization Certificate in either Collections Management or Visitor and Community Engagement, CRM programs provide you with the skills, experience and professional network that will make you feel current and confident in your work and take your career wherever you want it to go.

Cultural Resource Management programs offer practical, theoretical and management-based professional training, along with a recognized and respected diploma credential, in a flexible format taught by established industry experts. Programs are designed for career professionals working in the museum and heritage field, who are looking to gain valuable professional development and earn a credential.


Ampersand Distilling Co. crafted a bespoke cocktail for this year’s BCMA Awards of Outstanding Achievement Showcase. Check out the recipe here to have ingredients on hand for the event!