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How Museums Can Support Reflection, Reconciliation, and Redress on July 1st

Happy Pride Month!

Check out the latest episode of Queer(y)ing Museums

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Cocktails and Conversation

A Marketing and Communications focused Happy Hour!

Next up: June 28th, 3:30 PM

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Write for Roundup

Share your voice with BC’s Culture and Heritage Sector

Idea Submissions deadline: August 15, 2022

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Roundup Issue 283 | Sustainability In Action

This issue brings together our largest compilation of contributors yet, telling stories about sustainability; from environmental aspects to social and community aspects. I hope that we all take the time to reflect on the need for sustainability in our lives and that these articles inspire you to take action in some way to make a better future in your communities

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British Columbia’s History of Under Investing in Heritage & Why That Matters Today

For nearly 20 years, from the early 2000s until a series of cultural investments that started in 2017, the Province of BC spent less per capita on arts, culture, and heritage than any other province in the country.

Climate and Emergencies

BCMA Podcast: Community Resilience and Food Sustainability: Haida Gwaii Food Strategy

In this BCMA Podcast episode, hear from two Haida Gwaii residents engaged in these efforts to strengthen local, sustainable food systems and how the HGFS will, in part, serve as a public repository of local food system knowledge.

Revenue Development

Climate Catastrophe, Cons, and Colonialism

An introduction to Blockchain/Cryptocurrency/NFTs. The world of the blockchain (a technology that is currently being rebranded as “Web3”) is complex, obtuse, and often seems to defy conventional logic. If you feel mystified by technologies like Bitcoin or NFTs that’s perfectly normal - the blockchain is obtuse by design. 

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Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice

BCMA Webinar: Community-centred Approaches to Museum Exhibits and Programs

Join the IBPOC Museum Professionals Network for an informative webinar on community-centred approaches to museum exhibits and programs.

BCMA Online Courses

On-demand training for museums, galleries, and cultural heritage organizations

Members Receive 50% off!   Explore Current Courses 


BC Museum Portraits

The BC Museum Portraits Project is an audio interview and photography initiative that will result in an online archive of the ‘institutional memory’ of the Province’s museums and archives.

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The BCMA is pleased to host regular educational webinars. Join your colleagues from around the province for these lunch-hour learning opportunities!

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