Use this section to access resources related to culture and heritage and related institutions. This includes resources directly related to the BCMA, National institutions, and resources for tourism professionals.

BCMA Receives MAP Grant Funding!

The BCMA is pleased to report we have been awarded a MAP grant from Canadian Heritage! Our project is to create an online Professional Hub and Toolbox for Small Museums. The Toolbox resources will be user-friendly, visually-appealing, practical in nature, easy-to-implement and geared toward generalists working in small museums in order to strengthen their knowledge and practices with respect to three key museum functions: Collections Management; Museum Education; Exhibit Development.

If you have ideas or suggestions for specific topics that would be helpful at your site, please contact: Anissa J. Paulsen, BCMA Program Officer:


Change Makers / Space Makers: Lower Mainland Museum Educators 2019

On Monday, January 28th, join in for the third annual Lower Mainland Museum Educators conference, Change Makers and Space Makers.

This conference aims to bring together staff and volunteers from museums, art galleries, science centers, and related organizations to examine lessons learned, discuss best practices, explore strategies for common problems, and network. This fun and interactive conference will include a keynote speaker, numerous breakout sessions, and complimentary snacks.

Reserve your ticket now! Stay tuned for details and updates on speakers and schedule updates. All people who register before January 14, 2019 will be entered into a prize draw!

Find out more information HERE


Canadian Museums Association’s 2019 National Conference! 

Registration is also now open for the 72nd annual CMA Annual General Conference! This year’s theme, What Now? What’s Next? will offer a hub for knowledge sharing, providing you ample opportunity to network with your peers and colleagues from across Canada. Our goal is to showcase today’s best practices, to shine a light on the museum of tomorrow; the 2019 theme will explore how museums can learn from what is happening today to successfully plan the future.

To learn more or to register for the conference visit their website HERE


Canadian Museums Association’s 25th annual Museum Enterprises Conference!

If you are involved in revenue generation, retail and food operations, visitor services, admissions, membership, rentals and special events then this is the conference for you! This is the one-stop conference to help you generate revenue and increase visitor satisfaction!

The early bird deadline is fast approaching so register before January 4th to save $100. Visit their site here to learn more and to register: HERE