Media Inquiries

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.

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Media inquiries may be directed to the BCMA Executive Director:

Ryan Hunt (he/him), Executive Director, Email Ryan


Recent News

What happens when Victoria's cultural institutions close up shop?

Capital Daily - The future of the Bateman Gallery and Point Ellice House.

Comment: Museums matter, visit one before it's too late

Times Colonist - These closures make our communities and province less vibrant in the following ways.

Comment: Why the closure of the Bateman Gallery should worry anyone who cares about museums

Times Colonist - The closure of the Bateman Gallery is a symptom of a much larger problem

Cultural Items Belonging to Nuxalk, Gitxaala Nations to be Repatriated

CBC News - Royal B.C. Museum, Peabody Museum at Harvard University to return two poles.

The British Columbia Museums Association, an interview with Vanessa Gelhaar

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.

Chase Museum Branches Out Virtually to BC Schools

Salmon Arm Observer: Museum becomes part of VR Voyage classroom community.

Museums Are Full Of History Holes. How To Fill Them.

The Tyee: An inspiring example is New Westminster. Perspectives were missing, so the city took creative action. Latest in a series.

Doukhobour Discovery Centre to be showcased at entrepreneur summit in Germany

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.

Comment: For museums, a better future means confronting past wrongs

Times Colonist: A commentary by the executive director of the B.C. Museums Association.

'Museums need to be shaken': Nuu-chah-nulth scholar calls for change

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?

Comment: Museum replacement has been a long time coming

​​​​​​​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.

B.C. government makes business case for spending $789.5-million to rebuild Royal BC Museum

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.

Historic investment to build modern, new RBCM, safeguard collection

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.

Celebrating BC museums on International Museum Day

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.

Province funds free, family-focused Family Day activities

BC Gov News: The Province is supporting free, family-friendly activities as people celebrate BC Family Day.