The BC Museums Association is pleased to present a monthly webinar series in partnership with the Royal BC Museum and Archives.

On the third Tuesday of every month, join your museum colleagues from around the province for a lunch-hour webinar. These engaging professional development opportunities will cover a different topic each month, from education to conservation, marketing to exhibit fabrication, and everything else in between. Museum professionals from within our membership will present each webinar, with special guests along the way.

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Webinar Details

Time: noon-1pm

Cost: Free for members (two ticket maximum per institutional member), $10 for not-yet-members

Registration closes 24 hours before the webinar.


Webinar Schedule

October 17: Funding for Heritage Organizations – Special webinar presentation by Canadian Heritage

Presented by Colleen Craig and Michael Smith

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Program officers Colleen Craig and Michael Smith will give an overview of the main heritage funding programs offered by the federal Department of Canadian Heritage. The Museums Assistance Program (MAP) supports projects that include the creation or hosting of travelling exhibits, collection management storage or database improvements, shared best practices workshops and Indigenous heritage organizations. We’ll go over the basics of applicant and project eligibility, the assessment process, as well as what makes a strong application.  We will also speak to the other programs museums may be eligible for, including the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (for renovation, construction, planning, and specialized museum equipment purchase), Building Communities Through Arts & Heritage (for activities celebrating/commemorating a community’s past through festivals, events and projects), and Celebrate Canada (for festivities celebrating National Aboriginal Day, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, Multiculturalism Day, and Canada Day).

Though now based in Vancouver and serving heritage organizations in BC, Yukon and Alberta, both Colleen and Michael originally come from northern BC.   After a few years working in small community museums, Colleen joined Canadian Heritage in 2004.  Michael is now in his second year as a MAP program officer, having moved to Canadian Heritage after 8 years with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada.  Both are passionate about museums and are proud to be working to support Western Region’s heritage community.

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November 21: TBA



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Webinar series presented in partnership with the Royal BC Museum and Archives.

This webinar series is presented in partnership with the Royal BC Museum.