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June 28, 1:00 PM

2SLGBTQIA+ Cultural Professional Network Launch Event

Join the BCMA’s 2SLGBTQIA+ Network for our first event of 2024! What is it like to be queer in the arts, culture, and heritage sector? What brings you queer joy, and how can we collectively dream a brighter future?

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BCMA Podcast: NAGPRA and Consent-based Curation

Join our host Lorenda and SGaan Kwahagang James McGuire, Collections & Engagement Coordinator at Saahlinda Naay – the Haida Gwaii Museum, for a conversation about the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. Museums must prioritize consent-based curation. Consider how your organization approaches repatriation and truth-telling.

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About BCMA

BC Museums Association Strategic Plan 2024-2029

The BCMA Strategic Plan is grounded in the ambitions shared by our members, leadership, and staff. It is a living document meant to prioritize key activities and resources over the next three to five years. In this plan, we have developed a vision and mission statement to guide our collective efforts.

New Lending Library

In addition to our existing online HerO resources, we are pleased to offer our members access to a new library of equipment to help them better leverage digital resources in their work and community impact. The HerO lending library offers BCMA members the opportunity to rent equipment like video cameras, podcasting equipment, or document scanners instead of having to buy new equipment for projects.

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Indigenous Culture & Heritage

National Museum Policy Position Paper

This paper presents the collective position of the First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) and the British Columbia Museums Association (BCMA) on the urgent need for a new National Museum Policy (NMP) that centres on Indigenous rights and autonomy.

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Accessibility

BCMA Webinar: Exhibiting Accessibility

Join us for a webinar where grunt gallery's exhibition manager Kay Slater shares their philosophy and approach to creative problem-solving to produce and present more accessible exhibitions. With a can-do attitude that welcomes prototyping, community consultation and a willingness to be wrong, their journey has embraced inclusion and safety while prioritizing the agency of their audiences, their staff and guest artists.

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Accessibility

BCMA Webinar: Accessible Digital Collections with Dan Pon

In this webinar, Pon will share the process of developing and enacting strategies for a more accessible digital collection, drawing from his work coordinating the creation and population of grunt gallery's digital archive, which documents forty years of artist-run programming, on the CollectiveAccess platform over the past three years.

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Advocacy

BC Museums Association - Annual Advocacy Calendar

Do you want to help advocate for a better future for BC’s arts, culture, and heritage sector but struggle to understand when is the most impactful time to use your voice? The BCMA has curated a short list of relatively simple, but highly impactful things you can do each year to make a big difference for our sector.

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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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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