Join the BCMA to be a part of a vibrant cultural community and gain access to professional resources designed to support you and the work of your museum or gallery. The BCMA offers different levels of membership – institutional, affiliate, and individual – each with their own unique benefits.

The BCMA isn’t only for museums. We embrace a broad and inclusive definition of museums as institutions created in the public interest that engage visitors, foster deeper understanding and promote the enjoyment and sharing of authentic cultural and natural heritage.

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All members receive:

 

-Roundup: the quarterly magazine for museum and gallery professionals in British Columbia. Get your Owlcurrent PDF issue in advance of everyone else!

-Regular enewsletters: stay up to date with the latest news and happenings in the sector!

-Unlimited access to and postings of job and contract opportunities through our member distribution list online. Looking for a new job? You’ll find one here!

-Unlimited access to and postings of news, and information through our member distribution list. Share what’s up, ask for advice and connect!

-Advice and support from BCMA staff by calling 250-356-5700.

-BCMA Awards for Outstanding Achievement program.

-Membership in BCMA also provides discounted registration for BC Library Association conferences.

Find out below which membership type is best for you and the additional benefits available!

 

For My Museum

Institutional Membership

Cost varies depending on operational budget

Qualified museums and related institutions in British Columbia.**

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Institutional Members receive the OWL Member package (see above) PLUS:

  • Discount on conference registrations for two individuals
  • Discount on workshops and professional development opportunities for two individuals
  • Industry profile through article submissions to Roundup magazine
  • Notification of grants/funding opportunities
  • Voting rights at the Annual General Meeting
  • BCMA representation with government, stakeholders and partners
  • Use of BC Museums Association logo
  • Owl Card–provides the bearer with complimentary admission to galleries, museums and historic sites throughout the province. See the OWL Card page to see a list of the current partners in the program.

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**Qualified museums and related institutions in British Columbia include art galleries; natural, archeological and ethnographic monuments and sites and historical monuments and sites of a museum nature that acquire, conserve and communicate material evidence of people and their environment; institutions holding collections of and displaying live specimens of plants and animals, such as botanical and zoological gardens, aquaria and vivaria; science centres and planetaria; conservation institutes and exhibition galleries permanently maintained by libraries and archive centres; nature reserves; such other institutions as the Council considers as having some or all of the characteristics of a museum or as supporting museums and professional museum workers through museological research, education or training, such as heritage organizations.

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For My Business

Affiliate- Individual Membership – $50

Individuals who earn income through contracts or service provision or other commercial activities for museums, galleries, heritage organizations or related institutions. (For the definition of “museum” please see Institutional membership.) This membership is non-voting.

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Affiliate Members receive the OWL Member package (see above) PLUS:

  • Profile listing and linked logo in the online directory of service providers
  • One introductory welcome plus link in a BCMA enewsletter
  • Discounts on ads in Roundup magazine
  • Discount on expo/trade show package at annual conference

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Affiliate- Institutional Membership – $100

Institutions which operate in areas of museological interest, whether non-profit or commercial. This membership is non-voting.

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Affiliate Members receive the OWL Member package (see above) PLUS:

  • Profile listing and linked logo in the online directory of service providers
  • One introductory welcome plus link in a BCMA enewsletter
  • Discounts on ads in Roundup magazine
  • Discount on expo/trade show package at annual conference

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For Me

Individual Membership – $50

Any museum professional or person who wishes to promote the aims of the BCMA, whether or not he or she is connected with a museum. (For the definition of “museum” please see Institutional membership.)

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Individual Members receive the OWL Member package (see above) PLUS:

  • Discount on conference registration
  • Discount on workshops and professional development opportunities
  • Industry profile through article submissions to Roundup magazine
  • Voting rights at the Annual General Meeting
  • Access to BCMA grants and bursaries
  • Owl Card–provides the bearer with complimentary admission to galleries, museums and historic sites throughout the province. See the OWL Card page to see a list of the current partners in the program. 

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Student Memberships – $30

For students of any educational institution while they remain students.

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Student Members receive the OWL Member package (see above) PLUS:

  • Discount on conference registration
  • Discount on workshops and professional development opportunities
  • Industry profile through article submissions to Roundup magazine
  • Voting rights at the Annual General Meeting
  • Access to BCMA grants and bursaries

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Volunteer Memberships – $30

Open to museum volunteers. (For the definition of “museum” please see Institutional membership.)

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Student/Volunteer Members receive the OWL Member package (see above) PLUS:

  • Discount on conference registration
  • Discount on workshops and professional development opportunities
  • Industry profile through article submissions to Roundup magazine
  • Voting rights at the Annual General Meeting
  • Access to BCMA grants and bursaries

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Whether you’re a student, individual or cultural institution, there’s a membership available for you. Join today!

 

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