Founded in 1957, the British Columbia Museums Association (BCMA) creates a bright future for British Columbia’s museum, gallery, and related heritage communities through networking, advocacy, innovation, and professional development. It delivers programs and services to the benefit of its members and the sector at large, acting as the cultural and heritage information hub for British Columbia while providing a unified voice for the institutions, trustees, professional staff and volunteers.
From time to time, the BC Museums Association administers funding programs on behalf of the Province of British Columbia. It also offers a number of financial prices. Recently, BCMA administered the BCMA Resilience Fund, BC Family Day Grants and the British Columbia | Canada 150: Celebrating B.C. Communities and their Contributions to Canada grant program.