Conference 2019 Program

The BC Museums Association conference 2019, Spoken Words, Shared Stories, is just around the corner! We are so excited to present to you the Conference program including our President’s welcome address, information on the host venues, our full schedule of events, as well as descriptions on sessions and keynotes. Please enjoy reading the full program […]

BCMA has a new Executive Director

Special announcement from Tania Muir, President, BC Museums Association   BCMA is pleased to announce that Ryan Hunt will be serving as BCMA’s new Executive Director starting September 27, 2019. Ryan has dedicated his career to connecting communities with meaningful arts, heritage, and educational experiences. Whether designing marketing campaigns for community events, sharing his experience […]

New Funding from the Federal Government

The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, recently announced investments totalling $738,108 for museums, heritage institutions, cultural centres and First Nations throughout British Columbia that are working to preserve, protect, promote and celebrate tangible and intangible Indigenous heritage. Funding has been provided through four components of the Museums Assistance Program (MAP): Aboriginal […]

Join us for BCMA’s 2019 AGM

  BCMA’s 2019 Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 2, in the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel starting at 8am. Members please join us and hear all about what your association has done for you in the past year, get to know your council members and get connected to the museum and gallery […]

New BCMA Podcast – Conversation with Jordan Coble and Tania Muir on the 2019 International Conference On Indigenous Languages

In this episode, Adrian Paradis (BCMA’s Communications Coordinator) has a conversation with Jordan Coble (of BCMA’s Indigenous Advisory Committee) and Tania Muir (BCMA’s Council President) about the 2019 International Conference On Indigenous Languages. From June 24-26, 2019, the First Peoples’ Cultural Council and the First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation hosted the international conference on Indigenous language revitalization in Victoria, […]

August blog post

We are (almost) officially a month away from Conference and it’s already nearly the end of summer. It seems like just yesterday that I was writing my introductory blog post! This summer has certainly been a busy one for the BCMA. As for me, my time up until now has been mostly spent working on […]

HELISET TŦE SḰÁL – “Let The Languages Live” 2019 International Conference On Indigenous Languages

BCMA’s Conversation with Jordan Coble and Tania Muir   From June 24-26, 2019, the First Peoples’ Cultural Council and the First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation hosted the international conference on Indigenous language revitalization in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, in celebration of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages. Hundreds of speakers gathered from over 20 countries […]

Welcome message from our Interim Executive Director

  Hello (again) members,   I feel like we should make some tea and sit down for a catch up! It has been three years since I was last in the role of Executive Director for the BCMA. Since then I have started my PhD in History at UVic and joined the faculty at Royal […]

Summer student blog update

It’s already July and I almost can’t believe I’ve been with the BCMA for over a month! It has been an absolute pleasure to get to know the BCMA and its staff, council, and committees, and to have some interactions with our membership base which has given me an idea of the scope and impact […]

Letter to the Select Standing Committee for Finance and Government Services

Last week a joint letter was delivered to the Select Standing Committee for Finance and Government Services. This letter, advocating for increased support for the heritage sector, was signed by BC Heritage, BC Historical Federation, BC Museums Association and Heritage BC. We are happy to share the letter with you:   June 27, 2019 Select Standing […]