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Your external brain for everything to do with BC’s Museums, Galleries and Heritage Organizations.
Repatriation Call to Action
The BCMA calls upon all publicly-funded institutions to repatriate ancestral human remains and burial items.
Why We Need Climate Action Now
It is critical that museums, heritage organizations, and cultural professionals demand climate action now and that we all do our part to be advocates for change.
Call for Submissions
Lightning Talks are back by popular demand! Individuals interested in giving a 5-minute presentation on Decolonization in Action or Imagining the Future are encouraged to submit their ideas!
The Village of Lytton and Lytton First Nation have suffered unimaginable losses - the Council and staff of the BC Museums Association extend our heartfelt sympathies to everyone who has lost homes, businesses, memories, and tragically, loved ones.
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!
New Tools and Resources
Museums are not neutral. Our sector enjoys a level of public trust and respect that few other institutions even come close to matching. It is critical that we help our communities understand the challenges we are facing and bring people together to take collective action in this climate crisis.
With the role of the curator continuing to evolve beyond static collections and gallery presentation, and the sector's reliance on contractors and auxiliary positions, how do curators negotiate with both institutions and the public on community needs, history, and permanence?
Koy Tayler and Leia Patterson, the BCMA’s Indigenous Engagement team, in Part 2 of their discussion about key decolonization, repatriation, and allyship resources for non-Indigenous museums and heritage organizations.
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.
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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