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“The Elephant in the Room”

Exploring the Leadership Crisis in Canada’s Cultural Sector.

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More From BC Museums Week

Grant Writing 101

Thursday Jun 24, 2021 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

In this seven-session online workshop, Grant Writing 101 will introduce you to the theory and practice of writing grants and communicating organizational impact in the non-profit sector.

Museum Education 101

Tuesday Jun 1, 2021 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In this four-session virtual workshop, the POETRI of Interpretation will introduce you to the principles and practice of interpretation in a museum setting.

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MuseNews Episode 9: Dung Beetles, Discoveries, Donations, and Dedications

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

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Improving Survey Design in Cultural Institutions

Museums are increasingly tempted to reach out to their constituents via surveys and questionnaires. But what are the best practices in survey design? How do we get more people to respond, and importantly, get the right people to respond? And what do we do with all that data?

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BCMA 2021 Sector Survey Results

View this playlist for reports on revenue and funding, collections and facilities, activities, and more. Thank you to the 73 organizations that participated in the 2021 BCMA Sector Survey!

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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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