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Join the BC Museums Association as we explore topics of importance to the museum community in BC, and around the world. Listen as we talk with museum workers, volunteers, and audiences about their work in BC museums.

This new audio project will be expanding through 2018. Stay tuned for more content, and feel free to provide suggestions of future topics by emailing us.

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Episode 1 – Deaccessioning with Luc Desmarais

In this episode, join host Ben Fast as he talks with Luc Desmarais about deaccessioning. Luc presented the first BCMA Regional Workshop of 2018 in Abbotsford on March 19 about caring for collections in small- and medium-sized museums in BC, focusing on how deaccessioning – the act of cleaning out a collection – is important to museums in their daily role as stewards of artifacts and histories.

This episode was recorded at the Sikh Heritage Museum and Gur Sikh Temple in Abbotsford, BC.  Luc will be presenting the same Caring for Collections: The Long Road to Deaccessioning Workshop in Quesnel on April 30.  Get your tickets today!

Music in this episode by Sound of Picture.

Episode 2 – CMA and Museums and the Web Recap

In this episode, host Ben Fast talks with BCMA Executive Director Erica Mattson and recaps the Canadian Museum Association and Museums and the Web conferences that took place in Vancouver in April. Erica gives an overview of the CMA conference she attended one week, and then Ben shares some experiences from MW18 that took place the week after. Ben also plays clips from interviews with Chris O’Connor (Royal BC Museum), Derek Tan (Beaty Biodiversity Museum), Hannah Turner (Simon Fraser University) and Robert Cawston (National Museum of Scotland).

Links:

MWX – The Museums and the Web exhibition project featured in Hannah Turner’s podcast.

Contactless Donation Experience, National Museums Scotland – the MW18 GLAMi Winning project in the Groundbreaking category.

This episode was recorded at Craigdarroch Castle in Victoria, BC, with interview clips recorded at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver.

Music in this episode by Sound of Picture.