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BC Museums Week 2024: Imagine The Future

Join the BCMA from May 13-19 in imagining a sustainable, inclusive, and vibrant future, not only for museums and cultural institutions, but for all British Columbians.

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Community Grants

Grants of up to $5,000 are available to support community engagement sessions across the province.

The BC Museums Association is partnering with the Province of BC to offer communities, organizations, and grassroots initiatives to imagine the future of a new museum/cultural centre that will highlight the histories, cultures, and contributions of Canadians of South Asian heritages in BC.

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IBPOC Network Workshop: Cultivating Careers In-Person

Join us for the day at Burnaby Village Museum as we’re trained in trauma-informed practice, guided through the Indigenous learning spaces at the village, and more.

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Cultivating Careers

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.


MuseNews Episode 38: Theft, Fire, and Hard Work

The latest news, happenings, and announcements from museums, galleries, and heritage organizations across BC and beyond. Join Lorenda and Leia as we explore the latest MuseNews!

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BCMA Webinar: Exhibiting Accessibility

Join us for a webinar where grunt gallery's exhibition manager Kay Slater shares their philosophy and approach to creative problem-solving to produce and present more accessible exhibitions. With a can-do attitude that welcomes prototyping, community consultation and a willingness to be wrong, their journey has embraced inclusion and safety while prioritizing the agency of their audiences, their staff and guest artists.

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Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice

BCMA Webinar: Old Town, New Queens and Queer Histories, Queer Stories: Hosting Museum Drag Shows

Derek A. Jang (Britannia Mine Museum) and Charlie Cook (MONOVA) will share share tips, tricks and troubleshooting advice for creating a museum pride event that meets the needs of community stakeholders and your site’s interpretive story.

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Non-Profit Administration & Governance

BCMA Webinar: Work from Home & Remote Positions - Experiences from the Creston Museum

Tammy will discuss the Creston Museum’s process of creating hybrid positions, the multifaceted benefits of work from home positions for both employers and employees, and some specific objections and hesitations that the Creston Museum has had to address in their process.

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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