Training. Evaluation. Advice. Mentorship.
For arts, culture, and heritage organizations.
For years, BCMA members have requested the development of a new province-wide assessment and training program and through the support of the Museums Assistance Program (MAP), we are excited to announce the development of the TEAM Program! The Training, Evaluation, Advice, and Mentorship (TEAM) for Museums Program (TEAM) will build upon BCMA’s nearly 75-year history and look to museum training programs from across Canada to offer critical evaluation and support in key areas of museum operations.
The goal of TEAM is to determine where museums are falling short, but also to work collaboratively with members and partners across the province to build capacity, fix long-standing issues, and make meaningful steps forward in equity and inclusion.
This two-year project will result in a pilot evaluation and training program for BC museums, galleries, and other heritage organizations.
In the first year, the BCMA will:
- Assemble a working group of members to provide feedback and guidance
- Conduct a sector-wide analysis of similar programs
- Review and synthesize findings to develop evaluation systems/criteria
- Compile training materials
- Recruit pilot sites
In the second year, the BCMA will:
- Work with three to five organizations to pilot the TEAM Program
- Continue to refine evaluation systems
- Explore funding options to ensure the continuation of the program
If you are interested in contributing to the development of the TEAM Program, please contact Lorenda Calvert.
TEAM Program Advisors | TEAM Mates
The BCMA is grateful for the museum professionals from all career backgrounds and specialties who have joined the BCMA as TEAM mates. The Training, Evaluation, & Advice for Museums (TEAM) program will build upon BCMA’s nearly 75-year history and look to museum training programs from across Canada to offer critical evaluation and support in a proposed seven key areas of museum operations:
- Collections/Facility Management
- Emergency Preparedness
- Community Engagement
- Marketing/Revenue Generation
TEAM mates will provide guidance and advice on the evaluation criteria, key areas and reporting process.
Meet your TEAM mates:
Museum Manager, Qualicum Beach Museum
Museum Manager, The Creston Museum
Nicole Da Costa
Assistant Curator, Nakusp Museum
Sharanjit Kaur Sandra
Co-cordinator at the South Asian Studies Institute, Co-curater at the Sikh Heritage Museum
Richmond Museum, Museum of North Vancouver, Living Peace Museum
Dr. Lisa McIntosh
Curator, Cumberland Museum
Tim Van Wijk
Director and Curator, Gallery 2