Thank you for your support!

The BCMA would like to thank those who have generously supported us in 2023.

Donations aid us in providing programs, funding opportunities, and resources that support the arts, culture & heritage sector in BC. The support we received in 2023 has allowed us to continue initiatives such as the IBPOC Cultural Professionals Network, the BC Museum Portraits Project, and launch a new bursary fund for Museum Educators. We could not do this work without the involvement and enthusiasm of our donors.

Thank you to the following individuals and organizations for your donations:

Anonymous Donors

Atchelitz Threshermen’s Association

Camille Owens

Carolyn Ben

Claire Lloyd

Dannielle Dokkie

David Stinson

Deniz √únsal

Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society

Imogene Lim

Jo-Anne Emery

Joanne Schmidt

John Richmond

Julia Snow

Katharine Knowles

Kirstin Clausen

Dr. Lisa McIntosh

Lynn Saffery

Maggie Geiser

Marie-France Berard

Nancy Noble

Nanaimo Museum

Nicholas Tuele

Pemberton & District Museum & Archives Society

SPARC Vintage Radio Museum

Sue Morhun

Suki Derriksan

Surrey Heritage Society

Susan Mavor

Tamis Cochrane

TMS Transit Museum Society

Ulli Vogler

Valley Museum & Archives Society

Thank you to the following for their support in delivering these important programs in 2023:

The New Inspiring Museum Educators Bursaries is supported by:

Dr. Lisa McIntosh

Inspiring Museum Educators Bursary

Supporting the development of new skills, innovative approaches and novel ways of thinking about teaching and learning in informal settings.

The BC Museum Portraits Project was supported in part by:

Aqueduct Foundation

Yosef Wosk Family Foundation

BC Museum Portraits

The BC Museum Portraits Project is an audio interview and photography initiative that will result in an online archive of the ‚Äėinstitutional memory‚Äô of the Province‚Äôs museums and archives.

The IBPOC Museums Professionals Network was supported in part by:

RBC Foundation

Deux Mille Foundation


IBPOC Museum Professionals Network

The IBPOC Network provides targeted support for IBPOC (Indigenous, Black, People of Colour) students, volunteers, and professionals from across British Columbia through workshops, webinars, networking, and resource development.

The Gender and Sexuality Inclusion Toolkit was supported in part by:

The Hamber Foundation

Gender and Sexuality Inclusion Toolkit

Museums and cultural institutions tell the stories and preserve the histories of an area, aiming to be representative of the local region and foster a strong sense of community. How does gender and sexual orientation inclusion align with these goals?

The 2023 Gathering in Haida Gwaii was supported by:

AM Quartex
BC General Employment Union
Canada Council for the Arts, Digital Greenhouse Fund
Canadian Museum of History  and Canadian War Museum Travel Exhibition Program
Carr McLean Ltd.
Crystal Cabin Gallery
Digital Museums Canada
Doug Munday Design
Eos Lightmedia
First Peoples’ Cultural Council
Great Northern Way Scene Shop
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site
Gwaii Trust Society
Hatlie Group
Heritage BC, Heritage Legacy Fund
Participatory Arts & Engagement Specialists
TELUS Friendly Future Fund
University of Victoria Cultural Resource Management Program

A special note of gratitude to our friends and hosts at the Haida Gwaii Museum. The gathering would not have been possible without your time, dedication, trust and friendship.

2023 Gathering

The BCMA community was invited by our colleagues at Saahlinda Naay Haida Gwaii Museum and the Haida Heritage Centre to join them for three days of learning. Delegates can now view recordings of livestreams, additional sessions, and some bonus content with their access password. If you have lost your password, please message

If you would like to support the BCMA in 2023, we accept monetary donations
online and by cheque. Other impactful fundraising initiatives include our legacy giving program and corporate sponsorship options. Your donations are instrumental in continuing to create opportunities for heritage professionals and organizations in British Columbia. Thank you!