2020 BC Provincial Election Advocacy Resources

Posted Tuesday 20th of October 2020
As communities across the province begin to plan for an uncertain future and ultimate recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, advocacy is more important than ever. The 2020 Provincial Election is a critical opportunity to tell the story of the impact ... Read More



BC Election 2020 | Political Candidates and the Heritage Sector

Posted Friday 16th of October 2020
To help heritage professionals and organization to better understand where candidates running in the 2020 provincial election stand on important issues, the BCMA, in partnership with the Archives Association of BC, the BC Historical Federation, Friends of the BC Archives, ... Read More



Congratulations to the 2020 Recipients of the BCMA Awards for Outstanding Achievement!

Posted Thursday 15th of October 2020
The BC Museums Association (BCMA) handed out its Awards for Outstanding Achievement on Thursday, October 8, during its 49th annual Awards Showcase. This year’s virtual conference attracted a record number of museum professionals and industry representatives from across the province ... Read More



New Resources: Guides for Moving Your Site Online, Safely Closing, and Safely Reopening

Posted Thursday 15th of October 2020
New Resources: Guides for Moving Your Site Online, Safely Closing, and Safely Reopening Until a vaccine or treatment for COVID-19 is developed, it is likely that museums, galleries, and cultural organizations may be required to close and reopen to support ... Read More



New resource: Election Primer 2020 - Making the Case for Museums, Galleries, and Cultural Centres in Your Community

Posted Wednesday 14th of October 2020
To support members in their advocacy efforts in the lead-up to the October 24th provincial election, the BCMA, in partnership with its Advocacy Committee, has prepared an updated version of its Election Primer. As communities across the province begin to ... Read More



BCMA Council Update and Apology

Posted Thursday 1st of October 2020
On Monday, September 28th, Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra (Sharn) officially resigned from the BC Museums Association’s (BCMA) Council. As an expert in critical race theory, as the first Sikh/Punjabi woman in the Council’s 70+ year history, and as a vocal champion ... Read More



BCMA Anti-Racism Statement

Posted Thursday 1st of October 2020
Throughout 2020 we have seen resignations and dismissals of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) from museums, galleries, and cultural organizations across the country, that shine a spotlight on the racism and discrimination that are commonplace in Canada’s cultural ... Read More



Hands-Off: Ideas for Reducing Touch in Your Museum During COVID-19

Posted Monday 21st of September 2020
For decades museums have worked to make their collections and programs more "hands-on" for the public. Hands-on learning helps physical learners better connect with ideas, helps to make the past more accessible, and generally helps to make museums collections more ... Read More



BCMA Micro-grants for Emerging and Diverse Professionals

Posted Monday 17th of August 2020
Micro-Grants Available to Support Emerging and Diverse Museum Professionals to Create Online Resources, Workshops, and Networking Events Do you have new ideas and experiences to share? We want to hear your voice! The BCMA is excited to offer micro-grants to support ... Read More



Advocacy Tools

Posted Wednesday 15th of July 2020
Do Gooder: Amplify your voice How to get your message heard is a challenge many will face with their advocacy efforts. Letter writing campaigns can be a way to get your voice heard and message across. Successful letter-writing campaigns can ... Read More



Stories of Economic Impact & Resilience in the Cultural Sector

Posted Monday 13th of July 2020
Stories of Economic Impact & Resilience in the Cultural Sector: Insights from Five Culture and Heritage Organizations in British Columbia British Columbia's cultural and heritage organizations create a significant impact in their communities in diverse and transformative ways. Museums, science ... Read More



BC Local Government 101

Posted Friday 10th of July 2020
The local government system in British Columbia is unlike any other local government system in Canada and is unique in the world, therefore, knowing the difference between municipal governments, regional districts, improvement districts, and First Nations Bands can be a ... Read More