The BC Museums Association’s Annual Conference brings together professionals and volunteers from museums, galleries, cultural centres and historic sites for networking, professional development, and connection.


Last year, our first virtual BCMA Conference was a big success, and in 2021 we are building on what we’ve learned to make your next conference experience even better! Once again, our Conference is taking place online but this year we’re reimagining what a virtual conference can be and are inviting members to reconnect with their senses and have their curiosity sparked. Experience our host location Surrey through virtual site tours, meet our local partners, and explore Surrey’s unique arts, culture, and heritage scene. Join us for learning sessions, be inspired by engaging discussions, celebrate your colleagues with the BCMA Awards, and help shape the future of the BCMA at our 2021 Annual General Meeting. Stay tuned for more information coming soon.

Save the date for the BCMA Conference 2021 happening on October 7, 14, 21 and 28!

Sponsorship opportunities are now available.

Align your organization with an innovative and respected leader in the cultural heritage sector. Being a BCMA sponsor will help you increase your visibility and deepen relationships with the province’s museum and cultural heritage community. Click here for more information or contact Abigail, BCMA’s Development Manager, by email at

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2020 Virtual Conference

Watch the recordings of our 2020 Virtual Conference sessions

Past Conferences

See what you can expect by checking out our past programs

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BCMA Grants & Bursaries

BCMA Conference Bursaries

The BCMA Conference Bursary helps off-set travel, accommodation and/or conference registration costs for delegates in need, students interested in the museum sector and emerging professionals.