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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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Honouring Orange Shirt Day – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The BCMA urges our members and Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast to use September 30 as an opportunity to learn, reflect, make connections, and take action in redressing more than 150 years of injustice.

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Reopening Fund

The Reopening Fund for Heritage Organizations from the Museums Assistance Program provides financial assistance for ongoing operating costs to reopen and safely welcome back visitors.

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Climate Action Resources for Museums

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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Non-Profit Administration & Governance

BCMA Webinar- Financial Sustainability Week: Show Business

Filming at your museum can be a way to increase your revenue and aid in financial sustainability.

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Non-Profit Administration & Governance

Impact Investing

Generate social and environmental impact alongside financial returns.

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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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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