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BCMA Gathering 2023

Call for Stories

We would like to invite submissions of stories from the community to be presented in two sessions at the gathering. Do you have a story to share from your museum, gallery, cultural centre or heritage site? We would love to hear from you! You don’t have to be an experienced storyteller, in fact, we encourage submissions from first-time presenters.

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June – August 2023

Summer Equity Series

Learning about equity and taking action to create a more just future is a never-ending process. To support our sector at this pivotal moment of change, the BC Museums Association is facilitating a free, online summer equity series for arts, culture, and heritage professionals/volunteers.

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2023 BCMA Gathering - Call for Stories

We would like to invite submissions of stories from the community to be presented in two sessions at the gathering. Do you have a story to share from your museum, gallery, cultural centre or heritage site? We would love to hear from you! You don’t have to be an experienced storyteller, in fact, we encourage submissions from first-time presenters.

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News

Three Recommendations for the 2024/25 Budget

The BCMA encourages our members to make the voice of our sector heard by submitting a written submission. Written submissions are being welcomed until Friday, June 16 at 2:00 pm. To submit, visit the 2024 Budget Consultations website.

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MuseNews Episode 28: Promotions, Progress and Permanence

The latest news, happenings, and announcements from museums, galleries, and heritage organizations across BC and beyond. Join Ryan and Leia as we explore the latest MuseNews!

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BC Museums Week

BCMW Podcast: BC Museum Portraits, Interview with Spencer Stuart

Join Spencer and BCMA Program Manager Lorenda Calvert for a discussion about shared themes from these museum portraits and reflect on the valuable role that museums and their workers play in their communities.

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BC Museums Week

BC Museums Week 2023: Virtual Advocacy Bootcamp

Virtual Advocacy Bootcamp - Do you want to tell the story of the impact of your institution and of our sector as a whole but don’t know where to start? Join the BCMA for a hands-on 2-hour virtual bootcamp.

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BC Museums Week

Effective Government Relations & Advocacy for Small Museums

Join the BCMA as we speak with Spencer Chandra Herbert, M.L.A, Deputy Speaker, Vancouver West-End, Jim Rutkowski, a government relations specialist with nearly 30 years experience working in BC, Alberta, and globally, and others about building relationships with all levels of government and learning strategies for effective advocacy.

Indigenous Culture & Heritage Resources

The BC Museums Association is proud to feature a collection of resources for Indigenous communities, cultural centres and museums as well as non-Indigenous museums, galleries, and cultural organizations who wish to strengthen their relationships with Indigenous communities.

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New resources are added every day!

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BCMA Podcasts

The BCMA is pleased to host regular podcasts covering a variety of different topics. Explore our recurring series below or browse the latest episodes here.

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Webinars

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

IBPOC Museum Professionals Network

Connect with museum, gallery, and heritage IBPOC professionals from across British Columbia.

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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BCMA Online Courses

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

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Member Directory

A directory of BCMA Institutional Members and Service Providers

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