Museums Round-Up Quarterly Publication
The BCMA newsletter contains informative articles on current and on-going issues and events, in-depth profiles on interesting members of the museums community, listings of professional development seminars, job postings, advertising of products and services of interest to heritage personnel, information on the rapidly changing world of electronic communications, and many more fascinating features. Published regularly. Available to members and subscribers.
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Basic Museum Studies Training Resource Package
Basic Museums Studies is designed for new or temporary employees, volunteers, board members or those with little or no previous background in the museum field.
This 450 page introductory level training resource may be used for either instructor-led or self-directed study. Each of the seven modules is written in a workbook format with stated learning goals and self-testing questions. Instructors notes include topics for group discussion, references, suggested additional reading material and sources foraudio-visual aids. Technical or museological words are highlighted when they are first used, then listed and explained in a glossary.
The binder format allows for easy updates and additions. Simple graphics are used throughout and pages are colour coded for easy identification.
Preventive Conservation: A Manual, was written by Maggie Graham-Bell and published by the BC Museums Association in 1986. 87 pages. "The aim of the manual is to provide information on preventive conservation, and to offer information to museum staff as to where and when they should seek professional advice for their more specialized conservation problems." Includes chapters on: environment, handling, storage, basketry, leather, ethnographic artifacts, furniture and treen, textiles, metals, ceramics, ivory and bone, paper and books, photographic materials, paintings, magnetic tapes, natural history collections, other artifacts, emergency planning, as well as other sources of information and a list of products and suppliers.
The Professional Development Program
A Review by Catherine Cole
The review is an in-depth look of the Professional Development Program and recommendations for the future.
Report on Cultural Heritage Institution Marketing on the Internet April, 1996
Prepared by the BC Museums Association, Dogwood Network (Cliff Quinn) and funded by the Canada-BC Agreement on Culture and Communication, this was a study to determine how effective involvement with the internet has been for cultural heritage institutions. Using the internet as the main research tool, information was compiled using surveys, direct research, and other primary materials.
The BCMA has published over the years several important and useful references for the museum community. Please contact the BCMA office for more information.
- So You Want to Start a Museum?
- Standards for BC Museums
- Report on Cultural Heritage Institution
- Marketing on the Internet (1996)
- Work Opportunities in the Museum Community
If you would like to order any of these publications, please send an e-mail to BCMA@MuseumsAssn.bc.ca