Courses, Conferences and Workshops

Indigenous Perspectives on Repatriation: Moving Forward Together – March 29-31, 2017, Kelowna, BC

The BC Museums Association is honoured to support this important symposium organized by the Royal BC Museum in partnership with the First Peoples’ Cultural Council. On March 29–31, 2017, Indigenous organizations, cultural practitioners, scholars, museum and archive professionals will convene in Kelowna to review past and current efforts and begin the process of identifying long-term strategies and resources required for First Nations to successfully secure the return of ancestral remains, sacred objects and intangible cultural heritage. Visit the symposium website or read the Repatriation Symposium Invitation (PDF) for more information on the event and how to register.

Regional Workshops – Spring 2017 (dates and locations TBC)

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 a variety of locations throughout B.C. – locations to be announced February 2017.

Conference 2017: October 3-6, 2017, Victoria, BC

Our next annual conference will be held in Victoria from October 3-6, 2017.  Save the date and watch for more news to come as speakers, registration details and venues are announced over the coming months!

Continue to check back for announcements of upcoming events and programs. 


Recent Events and Programs

Conference 2016, Whistler

Join us in Whistler from October 12-14, 2016, for Conference 2016 Begin. Build. Re-invent: all in a day’s work! Find out more here and register for the conference here.

Canada 150 Provincial Forum

Presented by the BC Museums Association, Royal Roads University and BC Heritage Branch with support from the BC Historical Federation and the Archives Association of  BC.

April 22 was a full day of dialogue at the Canada 150 Provincial Forum produced in partnership with Royal Roads University with support from the BC Heritage Branch and the Archives Association of BC. Check out all the Canada 150 Provincial Forum resources we gathered and produced here.