The BCMA provides a unified voice for the institutions, trustees, staff, and volunteers who make up BC’s diverse museum sector, advocating with partners in all levels of government for the critical impact our sector plays in the lives of British Columbians.
Media inquiries may be directed to the BCMA Executive Director:
Ryan Hunt (he/him), Executive Director, Email Ryan
Capital Daily - The future of the Bateman Gallery and Point Ellice House.
Times Colonist - These closures make our communities and province less vibrant in the following ways.
Times Colonist - Government help needed for heritage sites.
Times Colonist - The closure of the Bateman Gallery is a symptom of a much larger problem
CBC News - Royal B.C. Museum, Peabody Museum at Harvard University to return two poles.
Ki Culture interview with BCMA Operations Manager Vanessa Gelhaar.
Museum, exhibitor recognized for impact on reconciliation, inclusiveness, social justice, and other causes
Campbell River Mirror: Cecil Dawson - Standing In The Gap receives B.C. Museums Award for Social Impact.
The Tyee: An inspiring example is New Westminster. Perspectives were missing, so the city took creative action. Latest in a series.
Castlegar News: Company will show off its virtual museum tours, including the DDC.
An Artifact of Colonialism: The Canadian Government’s Obligation to Assist Indigenous Repatriation Efforts
The McGill International Review: For decades, a century-old wooden canoe, dubbed ‘the Pope’s kayak,’ has been on display within the halls of the Vatican’s Museum. However, the artifact might not stay in place for much longer.
Times Colonist: A commentary by the executive director of the B.C. Museums Association.
Times Colonist: The question for Haa’yuups is how many of these items belong behind glass, thousands of kilometres from the people who made them?
Times Colonist: A commentary by the former deputy CEO and vice-president of the Royal B.C. Museum Corp., 2003-2018.
A new path: B.C. museums and historical attractions consulting with First Nations on how to honour Indigenous history
Vancouver Sun: Decolonization of museums and historical attractions an important process that must be Indigenous-led, say curators.
Globe and Mail: The B.C. government has presented a business case for a new Royal BC Museum, which shows the $789.5-million cost of building a new museum on the current site in Victoria would be lower than repairing or upgrading the existing facilities. Replacing the museum on its current site was deemed the most effective option as the government moves to modernize the provincial museum – its structures and the stories it tells.
BC Gov News: A new state-of-the-art and seismically safe Royal BC Museum (RBCM) is coming to Victoria and will be more accessible for all British Columbians.
The Early Edition with Stephen Quinn: Today is International Museums Day.and events are planned at museums all around the world....but to find out what's planned here we've reached Ryan Hunt, Executive Director of the BC Museums Association.