BC Museums Week 2024


May 13 – 19, 2024  |   #BCMW24

Join the BCMA from May 13-19 in imagining a sustainable, inclusive, and vibrant future, not only for museums and cultural institutions, but for all British Columbians.

The past five years have been hard for museums, galleries, cultural institutions, and the people who work and volunteer in them. At the BC Museums Association, we increasingly hear from our members that people are struggling with burnout, overload, and a general lack of hope for the future. 

For BC Museums Week 2024, we are bringing our members together virtually and, for the first time, in person to imagine a better future, not just for museums but for the communities we support. 

Museums and cultural organizations are an essential part of building a vibrant, more sustainable, and more inclusive future. As people who love museums, we know the impact of our work, now it’s time to tell this story to all British Columbians and come together to imagine a brighter future!


Special Events & Highlights:


May 13

Imagine the Future Online Workshop

More information coming soon.


May 15

BC Museums Day at the Legislature

On Wednesday, May 15, the BC Museums Association team will be joined by members from far and wide inside the rotunda of the Legislature in Victoria to help us tell the story of the impact of museums and to imagine the future of our sector. From supporting local economies, to contributing to health and wellness, to facilitating education and dialogue, museums, galleries, and cultural organizations are an essential part of resilient and vibrant communities.


May 17

Imagine the Future Video Testimonials 

More information coming soon.

BCMW Travel Bursaries

We hope to make this a truly province-wide event and invited members from every region of the province to join us in Victoria. To help make this possible, we offered several small travel bursaries. A total of $4,000 was available for travel bursaries, with an anticipated maximum of $700 awarded for a single bursary.

BCMA members in the Greater Victoria area who will not require travel bursaries to attend the event are welcome to join but were required to RSVP to participate as space is limited.

Applications for travel bursaries are now closed. Thank you to all who responded!

RSVPs for the event are closed

Past BC Museum Weeks