OCTOBER 7, 14, 21, 28    |     #BCMA2021

BCMA is grateful for the support of this year’s event sponsors:

Explore to learn more about our sponsors and stay tuned for more information about them throughout the month of October.





Collections management software systems that are suitable for libraries, archives and museums – both large and small


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This year’s weekly conference theme of Moving Forward is presented by Lucidea

Lucidea offers collections management software systems that are suitable for libraries, archives and museums – both large and small

Make your collection more visible and accessible than ever before. Flexible and purpose-built for museums and galleries, Argus enhances curation and opens your museum’s doors to the world.

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Cultural Resource Management Programs

The smart next stop in your career in the cultural sector.

The Reconciliation and Decolonization Theme is presented by the Cultural Resource Management Program Division of Continuing Studies at the University of Victoria

The smart next stop in your career in the cultural sector.

Serving the educational needs of emerging and mid-career professionals in the museum, heritage and cultural sector for over 30-years, the Cultural Resource Management (CRM) Programs provide the knowledge, skills and experience needed to support your professional goals. Current programs include the Diploma in Cultural Resource Management, Professional Specialization Certificate in Collections Management, and the new Professional Specialization Certificate in Visitor and Community Engagement, as well as a diverse range of courses accessible on an individual basis.

Learn more about the programs available:

Cultural Resource Management Program

Collections Management Program

Visitor and Community Engagement Program


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CatalogIt is a powerful, collaborative and intuitive software platform for all types of collections.

CatalogIt empowers your museum to bring to life the story of things through the histories, creative processes, relationships and destinies of your objects and collections.

CatalogIt reduces administrative costs and empowers your staff/volunteers to collaborate simultaneously, securely viewing and editing your records anywhere, anytime, on mobile and desktop devices.

Included with a subscription is the CatalogIt HUB, an easy web-publishing platform for quickly and selectively publishing your collections making them publicly discoverable and searchable.

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Travelling Exhibit | Chief Dan George: Actor and Activist



The Reconciliation and Decolonization Lightning Talk Series is presented by MONOVA

Chief Dan George: Actor and Activist Traveling Exhibit

Originally developed by MONOVA: Museum of North Vancouver in close collaboration with the Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation and the George Family, this exhibit focuses on Chief Dan George’s influence as an advocate for the rights of Indigenous Peoples and his career as an actor. Told through stories and artifacts, the exhibit also considers other significant figures, events and milestones in the Indigenous rights movement in British Columbia and Canada, and touches on the wider history and portrayal of Indigenous people in film and television.

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This year’s Accessibility & Amplifying Voices theme is sponsored in part by Masters Digital

Masters Digital is an audio production company, specializing in sound design and installation for giant screen films (IMAX), museums, science centres and themed attractions.

With over 35 years of experience, we are proficient in all aspects of audio production and post-production from multi-channel location recording to sound design to “in theatre” mixing. As well as hardware design and installation for special venues and themed attractions.

Recent projects include Britannia Mine Museum, Great Bear Rainforest IMAX film, Pier D Vancouver International Airport multimedia installation, Flyover Iceland and Cape Breton Miner’s Museum.

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Creating Listening Environments for the Hard of Hearing

This year’s Accessibility & Amplifying Voices theme is sponsored in part by Advanced Listening

Since 2014, Advanced Listening has been a leader in the creation of barrier-free listening environments for the hard of hearing. From large venue systems to one-on-one counter systems, we provide the technologies required for a better hearing environment.

Specializing in all forms of assistive listening technologies, including FM, Infrared and Induction Loops, our team of experts will help select the system that’s right for you.

Advanced Listening has designed and installed assistive listening systems for a variety of situations including, all branches of Vancity Credit Union, BC Ferries, YVR, YYJ, Museum of Surry, Council Chambers for Town of Sidney, District of North Saanich, Sooke District, City of Delta, City of Victoria and City of Surrey.  Also, many Churches and various one-to-one counter systems.

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Spark the imagination of your visitors with Ingenium’s engaging and creative travelling exhibitions!  Together, let’s ignite ingenuity.

Ingenium’s Travelling Exhibition website

Ingenium’s Travelling Exhibition at a glance

Ingenium’s Travelling Exhibition newsletter sign-up

BCMA is grateful for the support of Digital Museums Canada for this year’s conference!

Be sure to join us for their special social event where we’ll be sharing flops and fiascos to move forward together.

Learn more about Digital Museums Canada

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Museum of Surrey fosters and welcomes Surrey’s diverse communities by connecting it people to each other, and to their stories – past, present, and future.

A special thanks to this year’s partnering institution, The Museum of Surrey.

Tune in for this year’s Night at the Museum for a special look at the Museum of Surrey’s new exhibit all about bees on October 14.

Learn more today!

Special thanks to Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility for their support in providing ASL translation and CART Closed captioning for some of our sessions!

Established in 1956, Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility is a B.C. based, charitable not-for-profit organization operating as a social enterprise. Wavefront Centre delivers innovative services in Audiology and Communication Devices, Counselling, Seniors Outreach, and Accessible Communication Services that assist people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing achieve full communication accessibility.

At Wavefront Centre, our Accessible Communication Services provide ASL interpreting, captioning, translation, plain language and audio description to our clients and community members. We envision a society where Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing and Hearing people can interact freely without communication barriers.

Learn more today!


Conference Bursary Supporters

We also thank this year’s conference bursary supporters including The Lohn Foundation, Doug Munday Design, and Sue Morhun. 

Learn more about our conference bursaries.