BC GLAM Sector Sign First-of-its-kind Partnership MOU

Posted Friday 24th of March 2017
The BC Museums Association is proud and excited to announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the British Columbia Library Association (BCLA) and the Archives Association of BC (AABC).  The announcement was made alongside the Honourable Peter Fassbender, ... Read More

Conference 2017: Call for Proposals Now Open

Posted Monday 13th of March 2017
The BC Museums Association invites proposals from individuals interested in speaking at Conference 2017 on the theme of "Climate for Change." Sessions will explore issues such as relationships with Indigenous communities, social justice, and climate change within museum, art gallery ... Read More

Spring 2017 Regional Workshops Unveiled

Posted Thursday 9th of March 2017
Our spring regional workshops will focus on emergency preparedness for fires, floods and earthquakes. Learn from the experts and begin, or refine, an emergency plan for your museum, gallery, archive, cultural centre or heritage site. Workshops will take place in Nanaimo, Penticton, ... Read More

The BCMA Celebrates 60 Years | Join Now!

Posted Tuesday 28th of February 2017
JOIN US!  We are celebrating our 60th Anniversary year with special incentives to join the BCMA in 2017. New Individual members who join BCMA between March 1 and December 31, 2017, receive a two-year membership for $60. New Student/Volunteer members ... Read More

Update: BC | Canada 150 funding program

Posted Friday 24th of February 2017
There was a tremendous response from the provincial museum and heritage sector for this new grant opportunity. On January 16, 2017 the Province of British Columbia announced British Columbia | Canada 150: Celebrating B.C. Communities and their Contributions to Canada, a ... Read More

Indigenous Perspectives on Repatriation Symposium: March 29-31, 2017

Posted Wednesday 22nd of February 2017
The BC Museums Association is honoured to support the Indigenous Perspectives on Repatriation Symposium, March 29-31, 2017 in Kelowna, BC.  This important symposium is organized by the Royal BC Museum in partnership with the First Peoples’ Cultural Council. On March ... Read More

Advocacy Survey: What are your priorities?

Posted Wednesday 25th of January 2017
Please take a few minutes to fill out this short survey to share your feedback on advocacy priorities and help us collect data on the positive impact museums, galleries and related organizations make in our communities. We have heard from ... Read More

New funding program: B.C. marks Canada 150 with cultural legacies

Posted Wednesday 11th of January 2017
To mark the 150th anniversary of Canada's Confederation, the Province is launching a funding program to celebrate B.C. communities and their contribution to Canada. The Government of British Columbia will invest $8 million in museums and heritage sites throughout the ... Read More

New Societies Act now in effect

Posted Thursday 29th of December 2016
The new Societies Act is here and the Law for Nonprofits has released a webinar on how to transition. For more information please visit: lawfornonprofits.ca/webinars Read More

Roundup Magazine Call for Submissions: Advocacy Issue

Posted Friday 2nd of December 2016
Roundup, the BCMA’s magazine, is currently seeking article proposals for our Spring 2017 issue in the following categories: Feature articles for the theme of "Advocacy". This issue's theme will share helpful tips and stories of funding strategies and opportunities for BC institutions. ... Read More

BC Museums Association Welcomes New Councilors and Executive Director

Posted Wednesday 26th of October 2016
The BC Museums Association (BCMA) elected new Executive and Council members and introduced a new Executive Director during the Association’s Annual General Meeting, held in Whistler on October 14, 2016. See all details in the official press release: Press Release: ... Read More

Congratulations to the Recipients of the Awards for Outstanding Achievement!

Posted Wednesday 26th of October 2016
At a fun-filled gala and an emotional awards presentation, the BCMA recognized two culturally significant projects, an Abbotsford museum, and the curator of a Prince George art gallery for Outstanding Achievement. The awards were presented October 13, 2016, during the BCMA’s ... Read More