Welcome to the BCMA!

Your external brain for everything to do with BC’s Museums, Galleries and Heritage Organizations.

Strategic Planning Process

To receive feedback from our members, three virtual info sessions will be taking place August 15, 16, 18, 2022

Learn more and RSVP

This six-question questionnaire takes about seven minutes to complete and will help shape the future of the BCMA.

Provide Feedback

IBPOC Network Feedback Survey

IBPOC Network sessions are regarded as safe spaces for all those who identify as IBPOC museum, heritage, and cultural professionals. As such, the BCMA would like to learn additional ways the IBPOC Network can support these professionals.

Provide Feedback


Mental Health Resources

In late 2021, the BCMA conducted  a COVID-19 Impact and Recovery Sector survey. As part of this survey, respondents provided some insight into the mental health of museum workers during the ongoing pandemic and requested resources addressing common concerns such as living wages, job security, and support systems.

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Revenue Development

BCMA Webinar: Young Canada Works Program Info Session with the CMA

Join the BCMA and the Canadian Museum Association for this informative webinar exploring the Young Canada Works program!

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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!

All Tools and Resources

New resources are added every day!

Discover Something New!

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!

Stay in the loop!

The BCMA Listserv provides a forum for members and non-members to discuss issues, post job opportunities and share news through this monitored mailing list.

Support the BCMA

Do you believe in creating a bright future for British Columbia’s museum, gallery, and cultural heritage community?

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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