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Fall 2021 Theme: Maintaining Momentum

Repatriation Call to Action

The BCMA calls upon all publicly-funded institutions to repatriate ancestral human remains and burial items.

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BCMA Holiday Gift Guide 2021

 Explore unique gift ideas from your favourite local museums, galleries, and cultural organizations!

BCMA Student Position - Development Assistant

Join the BCMA as our new Development Assistant! Apply by December 3, 2021

150 Time Immemorial Grant Program

The 150 Time Immemorial grant program aims to advance reconciliation and learning; promote a diverse and inclusive society including honouring underrepresented and marginalized communities in our history (Indigenous people, black people, and people of color (IBPOC), members of the LGBTQ2S+ community, people with disabilities, and women), and support resiliency into the next 150 years.


Emergency Preparedness Resources for Floods and Water Damage

An atmospheric river is causing extreme rain, flooding, and even landslides in several regions of British Columbia. If you are worried about how this extreme weather will impact your museum or community, the BCMA has compiled a list of helpful resources below.

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BCMA Climate Action Podcast Series EP04: BC HERN (part-two, Salvage Trip to Lytton, BC)

In this fourth episode of our #CALM series, we speak with Tara Fraser (Vancouver Art Gallery) and Heidi Swierenga (Museum of Anthropology at UBC), two members of the BC Heritage Emergency Response Network (BC HERN) steering committee. Tara, Heidi, and volunteers from BC HERN were able to go to Lytton BC in October to assist with the salvage and recovery of items from the Lytton Chinese History Museum and the Lytton Museum & Archives.

Non-Profit Administration & Governance

Governance Challenges and Opportunities in B.C.’s Small to Medium Non-profit Museums

A conversation with past and present Executive Directors about what needs to change and how to change it

Not just for museums

We embrace a broad and inclusive definition of museums as institutions created in the public interest that engage visitors, foster deeper understanding and promote the enjoyment and sharing of authentic cultural and natural heritage.

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Agent of Deterioration: Water

This resource identifies the major issues with incidents that cause water damage in collections and provides strategies to prevent or minimize any occurrence.

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IBPOC Museum Professionals Network

Responding to the immediate needs identified by racially marginalized museum workers, the IBPOC Network hopes to provide targeted support for IBPOC and equity-seeking members of our community through workshops, webinars, networking, and resource development.

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