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BCMA Annual Gathering & Innovation Lab

It’s our great pleasure to announce that the 2024 BCMA Conference will take place during the week of September 23 – 27, 2024 in Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC!

About BCMA

BC Museums Association Strategic Plan 2024-2029

The BCMA Strategic Plan is grounded in the ambitions shared by our members, leadership, and staff. It is a living document meant to prioritize key activities and resources over the next three to five years. In this plan, we have developed a vision and mission statement to guide our collective efforts.

New Lending Library

In addition to our existing online HerO resources, we are pleased to offer our members access to a new library of equipment to help them better leverage digital resources in their work and community impact. The HerO lending library offers BCMA members the opportunity to rent equipment like video cameras, podcasting equipment, or document scanners instead of having to buy new equipment for projects.

Indigenous Culture & Heritage

National Museum Policy Position Paper

This paper presents the collective position of the First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) and the British Columbia Museums Association (BCMA) on the urgent need for a new National Museum Policy (NMP) that centres on Indigenous rights and autonomy.

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Non-Profit Administration & Governance

BCMA Webinar: Investing in Tomorrow - Creating Meaningful Internship Experiences in Arts & Heritage

Join the BCMA and the Executive Director of the Esquimalt Community Arts Hub, Luca Jesse Apel, as he shares first-hand experience on what makes an impactful internship experience for both the student and the organization.

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Climate and Emergencies

BCMA Webinar: Safety+ Biological Hazards Policy

Join the BCMA and Anand Kanna, Principal Consultant at OneElevenSafety, for this engaging webinar on organization safety and biological hazard policies. This webinar will cover biological hazards, workplace responsibilities, hazard procedures, and employee training.


BC Museums Association - Annual Advocacy Calendar

Do you want to help advocate for a better future for BC’s arts, culture, and heritage sector but struggle to understand when is the most impactful time to use your voice? The BCMA has curated a short list of relatively simple, but highly impactful things you can do each year to make a big difference for our sector.

The Pathways pilot program is a year-long process that will support arts, culture, and heritage practitioners to learn, reflect and integrate equity and access more deeply into their work. Participants will be supported with individualized learning plans, peer networks and one-on-one guidance.

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All Tools and Resources

New resources are added every day!

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BCMA Podcasts

The BCMA is pleased to host regular podcasts covering a variety of different topics. Explore our recurring series below or browse the latest episodes here.

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The BCMA is pleased to host regular educational webinars. Join your colleagues from around the province for these virtual learning opportunities!

IBPOC Museum Professionals Network

Connect with museum, gallery, and heritage IBPOC professionals from across British Columbia.

BC Museum Portraits

The BC Museum Portraits Project is an audio interview and photography initiative that will result in an online archive of the ‘institutional memory’ of the Province’s museums and archives.

Discover Something New!

Not sure what you're looking for? The BCMA Brain has hundreds of resources ready to be discovered. Try one of these randomly generated resources!

BCMA Online Courses

On-demand training for museums, galleries, and cultural heritage organizations

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Member Directory

A directory of BCMA Institutional Members and Service Providers

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