News & Updates
Updated: December 21, 2012
Welcome to the
Annual General Meeting
& Regional Workshop
Shapers of Place—Exploring the Faces and Places of the
June 14-16, 2013
Terrace & Kitimat, BC
Registration Now Open
|The BCMA is honoured to host internationally acclaimed anthropologist, author, and explorer Wade Davis as the keynote AGM speaker and thematic inspiration for this year’s regional workshops. The theme is the museum’s role in exploring the people and places that make the sacred landscapes and cultural geography of Northern BC so unique.
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The Winter 2013 issue of Roundup is now online. The special issue on how museums and galleries are helping to preserve BC's built heritage includes:
- Update on Craigflower Manor - after the fire
- Heritage Week highlights from across BC
- Restoration projects in Yale, Steveston, and Penticton
- The story of the AGGV's Spencer Mansion
- Virtual Heritage at the HR MacMillan Space Centre
- Cuyler Page's "Favourite Thing"
- Lunch with Owl featuring Jennifer Iredale
- And more!
October 23-26, 2013
Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort
Hosted by Parksville Museum & Archives
RBCM's CEO presented
with 2012 Museums in
President Leah Best & Vice-President
Peter Ord met with Royal BC
Museum's CEO, Jack Lohman on
November 28 in Victoria & presented
him with a 2012 Award of Merit for the
"Aliens Among Us" exhibit.
The award was announced at Conference 2012.
READ the 2012 Awards News Release (PDF)
Fall 2012 e-Issue 253 of
Roundup now online
The post-Conference 2012 issue:
Featuring Conference highlights, 2012
Museums in Motion Awards & final
Golden Anniversary Service Award
recipients, War of 1812, Digitization
at RRU, Vancouver 125...and MORE!
Want to Advertise next issue?
Single issue & 4-issue packages available.
Contact: Lisa Codd, Managing Editor at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference 2012 a huge success!
148 participants, as Kamloops shines as Host
BCMA's 56th annual provincial Conference 2012: "Rendezvous - All
Together Now" drew 148 participants who took advantage of 4 Pre-Conference
Workshops & 21 sessions--despite government travel restrictions; were inspired
by keynote Jack Lohman, CEO of RBCM; guest speaker Manny Jules, Elder &
Culture Mentor, Tk'emlups Indian Band; The Honourable Minister Bill Bennett,
Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development; were roused & engaged
by the two-part plenary "Your BCMA--The Way Forward"; met new Trade Show
exhibitors; indulged in LOUD networking at the opening Welcome & BC Reports
receptions; celebrated this year's Museums in Motion Award & Golden
Anniversary Service Award recipients; & wound-up Conference with a tour of
Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park, an awe-inspiring performance by the
Sage Hills Dancers & Drummers, and feasted on a locally-caught salmon lunch.
The BCMA wishes to extend our sincere appreciation to our Host & Program
Committees, the City of Kamloops--as part of its bicentennial celebrations--and
host members: Kamloops Museum & Archives, Kamloops Art Gallery and the
Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park.
(See the Fall 2012 issue of Roundup for more highlights!)
2012 Museums in Motion Awards
& Final GASA awards presented at
BCMA's prestigious Museums in Motion Awards,
(left), and the final year's Golden Anniversary Service
Awards were presented at the Awards Banquet on
Friday, October 19, 2012 at Conference 2012 in
READ the 2012 Awards News Release (PDF)
Review the 2011 Award recipients.
Please consider nominating your colleagues, institution or notable achievement
in our provincial museums & art galleries community over the coming months
so they may be recognized by BCMA in 2013.
Review the 2012 Nomination Form (Word)(PDF)
Review the 2012 Hardcastle Bursary Form
Review the 2012 Nagel Bursary Form
Summer 2012 e-Issue 252
of Roundup online!
A stunning night-time panorama of
welcoming Conference 2012 host,
the City of Kamloops graces this
Find us on Facebook!
As part of BCMA's new communications strategy,
you can now find us on Facebook.
Click-on the icon (left) to "Like Us".
BCMA awarded $12,500 from The Leon and Thea Koerner
Foundation for "From Obsidian to Steampunk: Time Travel
with BC's Storytellers" project
BCMA has just learned that our follow-up to the recently completed
"Time Travel BC Project" was one of 15 successful initiatives from a record 128
applications under the Foundation's Cultural and Creative Arts grants program.
WATCH for further updates & Project details to follow SOON...
Weblink icon now available for
'Market Ready' institutions'
BCMA, as part of the HTA initiative, has developed a
handy weblink for cultural heritage institutions to add
to their websites to help promote heritage tourism
through the dedicated TimeTravelBC.com website...
Click-on the TTBC.com icon (above);
Register your institution by taking the brief online "Market Ready" Survey;
Download the "TimeTravelBC.com" icon above & add it to your homepage,
with this link: http://www.TimeTravelBC.com
View a sample Kitimat Museum & Archives homepage posting
Official TimeTravelBC.com, iPhone & Android Apps Launched
BCMA, together with our Heritage Tourism Alliance partners, officially launched TimeTravelBC.com,
an aggregator website developed to help BC's cultural heritage institutions to better engage with more potential visitors. The presentation, (Click this image for a 5-minute Launch highlights video), staged in the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre Auditorium, also included sample HD video content, interactive Calendar of Events, trip-planning tools & a sneak preview of the brand new iPhone App, (See below)...
iPhone & Android Apps
Great news! The new TimeTravelBC.com
iPhone & Android Apps have been
approved & are available NOW as FREE
DOWNLOADS from the Apple App
Store & Android!
Go to iTunes to find our iPhone App!
Go to http://bit.ly/LONLTI to find your
IF your museum, art gallery,
historic site, heritage property,
interpretive centre, archive, or cultural
centre has registered for FREE
as "market ready" on the HTA's
TimeTravelBC.com website, anyone
with an iPhone or Android device can
easily find out about you & recommend
your site to others via the internet.
It's all part of BCMA's recent
"Time Travel BC Project", funded in part
by Canadian Heritage under the
"Canada Interactive Fund" program.
To register your institution as "Market Ready" & to learn more about how you
can benefit from this exciting new online sector marketing initiative, please visit:
Minister Chong Congratulates
BCMA for Launch of
TimeTravelBC.com & New Apps
"This outstanding interactive service encourages British
Columbians and tourists from around the world to visit
the fine museums and interesting historic sites located
in regions throughout the province..."
Read Minister Chong's letter to the BCMA.
On June 30, 2011, BCMA bid a fond farewell to 26 Burnes
House in Bastion Square & moved to Victoria's
historic Yarrow Building in the heart of downtown
Victoria. New street & mailing address is:
BC Museums Association
#201, 645 Fort Street,
Victoria, BC V8W 1G2
For access to "Members Only"
information, online services &
resources; to claim the Member
Rates for Conference, Regional
Workshops, publications & more;
to list in the online Directory or
Professional Resource Database...
Please ENTER the following from
your BCMA Member GO Card &
To obtain your own personalized
BCMA Member GO Card, please
click on "Membership" above &