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Honouring Orange Shirt Day; National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30

This post will discuss the history of September 30/Orange Shirt Day/National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, share resources to help you learn, reflect, and take action, and share how the BCMA plans to recognize the date.

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Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice

September 2023 Equity Update

The BC Museums Association is committed to supporting justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion within the museum and cultural sector and in our own organizational practices. A key component of this commitment is being open and transparent with our community. We aim to provide quarterly updates about the steps we are taking to support justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.


Digital Museums Canada – 2023 Office Hours & Mentorship Chats

Do you have a question* about submitting a proposal for funding to Digital Museums Canada (DMC)?


MuseNews Ep. 31: Compensation, Community and Cool Finds

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!

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice

Honouring Orange Shirt Day; National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30

September 30 is a federal holiday called National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The BC Museums Association urges our members, museums, and Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast to use this day as an opportunity to learn, reflect, make connections, and take action in redressing more than 150 years of injustice.

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice

BCMA Podcast: Copy Rights and Copy Wrongs

Join the BCMA and Literary Translator, Yilin Wang as we chat about the British Museums theft of her translated work, lack of apology, and complete mismanaging of the experience. Museums can and should have a plan in place to recognize and compensate for copyrighted work. Consider how your organization approaches this work and also how your organization approaches mistakes.


Return to life after two years of the COVID-19 pandemic: A look at culture, arts, entertainment and recreation services in 2022

According to this article, most of the industries in arts, entertainment and recreation services saw strong growth in 2022, the first year of true recovery following shutdowns in 2020 and partial closures and restrictions in 2021.

The Pathways pilot program is a year-long process that will support arts, culture, and heritage practitioners to learn, reflect and integrate equity and access more deeply into their work. Participants will be supported with individualized learning plans, peer networks and one-on-one guidance.

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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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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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A directory of BCMA Institutional Members and Service Providers

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