Global Philanthropic Inc. and BCMA Partnership Announcement

Posted Monday 23rd of November 2020
Whether you're a large or small museum, fundraising can be a challenge. And with the COVID-19 pandemic putting additional financial strains on all sectors of the economy, many museums and cultural organizations are finding that their normal fundraising activities are ... Read More

COVID-19 Resources for Museums and Cultural Organizations

Posted Thursday 19th of November 2020
Updated November 19, 2020 Museums, galleries, and cultural organizations across the province are currently dealing with a host of challenges stemming from the COVID-19 outbreak. In partnership with Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance, and BC Alliance for Arts + Culture, ... Read More

2020 Repatriation Grants

Posted Wednesday 18th of November 2020
The B.C. government is providing $500,000 to the BC Museums Association to provide a range of grants to support communities at different stages of the repatriation process. First Nation communities and organizations will be eligible for grants to support repatriation planning, ... Read More

Virtual Workshop: Museum Makers - Creating Interactive Exhibits and Programming with Makey Makey and Scratch

Posted Thursday 12th of November 2020
Expand your digital literacy, experiment with emerging technologies, and learn strategies for creating COVID-friendly interactive exhibits in this new virtual workshop. The BC Museums Association is offering the first in a series of virtual workshops, Museum Makers - Creating Interactive ... Read More

New Opportunity: BCMA Indigenous Outreach & Partnership Coordinator

Posted Sunday 1st of November 2020
Do you believe in the transformational power of museums? Do you want to help museums across British Columbia decolonize and build stronger partnerships with Indigenous communities? We are looking for an emerging professional with a passion for museums and Indigenous ... Read More

Request for Proposals – IBPOC Museum Professionals Network Coordinator

Posted Friday 23rd of October 2020
IBPOC Museum Professionals Network Coordinator What is the IBPOC Museum Professionals Network? The BCMA Mentorship Program delivers mentorship opportunities and career development resources to students and emerging professionals in BC’s arts, culture and heritage sector. This year, the BCMA will ... Read More

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

Posted Wednesday 21st of October 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

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

Posted Thursday 15th of October 2020
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 public health ... Read More

BCMA Anti-Racism Statement

Posted Saturday 10th 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

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

Posted Friday 9th 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

Museum Managers Mondays

Posted Friday 9th of October 2020
Being a museum manager is a challenging and often isolating role. Museum Managers Monday is a new program to help professionals in leadership positions connect, network, and provide mutual support. In this new, pilot program join BCMA Executive Director, Ryan ... Read More

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

Posted Thursday 8th 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