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

National Indigenous Peoples Day 2021

For National Indigenous Peoples Day, the BCMA asks you to commit yourself to learn more about the Indigenous Peoples who have been on these lands since the time before memory and put these learnings into practice in your professional lives.

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Repatriation Call to Action

The BCMA calls upon all publicly-funded institutions to repatriate ancestral human remains and burial items.

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Help Shape the IBPOC Museum Professionals Network!

For you, By you: IBPOC Community Input Survey

In order to better understand the needs and interests of  IBPOC museum professionals in this province, please let us know your thoughts, comments, suggestions in the following survey.

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Grant Writing 101 – Theory and Practice

In this seven-session online workshop, Grant Writing 101 will introduce you to the theory and practice of writing grants and communicating organizational impact in the non-profit sector. By the end of this virtual workshop, you will learn how to focus your messages, practice a number of common grant writing tasks, and develop a mini-grant revenue development plan.

Dates: June 24th, July, 8th, July 22nd, August 5th, August 19th, September 2nd, September 16th from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Tools and Resources

New resources added every day!


Save the Date!

BCMA Conference 2021: October 7, 14, 21, 28

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Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice

What is #Cancel Canada Day

You may have seen the #CancelCanadaDay hashtag trending on social media – here are some resources to help you take action.


Step 2 of BC's Restart Plan

On June 15, 2021, the Province of BC is moving to Step 2 of its Restart Plan. This new stage will allow BC residents to travel throughout the province, participate in larger outdoor gatherings with family and friends, and offers new Public Health Orders (PHOs) for indoor gatherings.

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Introducing Paisley & an exciting partnership with The VR Voyage

We are very excited to welcome Paisley McKenzie to the BCMA team! As our Partnership Coordinator she will be supporting a new partnership between the BCMA and The VR Voyage.

New Tools and Resources

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Indigenous Culture & Heritage

BCMA Podcast: Koy and Leia Discuss Decolonization, Repatriation and Allyship Resources

Koy Tayler and Leia Patterson, the BCMA’s Indigenous Engagement team, discuss some key decolonization, repatriation, and allyship resources for non-Indigenous museums and heritage organizations.

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Indigenous Culture & Heritage

Introduction to BC Arts Council Funding for Indigenous Cultural Centres

Anissa Paulsen, Program Officer with the BC Arts Council will provide an overview of funding opportunities, explain how to register in the BC Arts Council’s online application system, and provide a few basic grant writing tips.

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice

LGBTQ2+ Resource Collection

A collection of resources to help your organization be a welcoming space for LGBTQ2+ visitors

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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Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice

#MuseumsAreNotNeutral Keynote with WMA and BCMA

Learn about the work of this global advocacy initiative that is exposing the myth of museum neutrality and explore strategies for making museums relevant, socially engaged community spaces that act as agents of positive change.

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!

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