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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.

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Upcoming Social Event!

October 27, 3:30 PM PT

Learning From Our Mistakes

Join us and some brave colleagues from BC museums, for a light-hearted look at fails and the learning that came from them!

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Remembrance Day 2021

Diversification in Military Narratives

Join us on November 10 for a day of reflection and relearning.

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Indigenous Culture & Heritage

Webinar with Sterlin Harjo - Co-Creator and Showrunner of FX's Critical Acclaimed TV Series Reservation Dogs

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.

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BCMA Climate Action Podcast Series EP1: Dr. Deondre Smiles

In this episode, Dr. Smiles discusses the legacies of settler colonialism in environmentalism and climate action, as well as the potential role of the cultural sector in reimagining stewardship, centering Indigenous ways of knowing, and creative ways of relating with living environments, including more-than-human kin, in an era of climate crisis. 

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Collections Management

BCMA Webinar: Introduction to the Digital Access to Heritage component of the Museums Assistance Program

The Digital Access to Heritage component of the Museums Assistance Program (MAP) provides funding to heritage organizations to digitize collections, develop digital content and build their capacity in these areas. Join the Department of Canadian Heritage representatives on October 13 through a virtual presentation to learn more about this new funding program.

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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Resources for Settlers

Below you’ll find resources in a suggested order for those on the first steps of this journey.

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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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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!

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