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BC’s GLAM sector signs MOU to build capacity for learning and discovery

Posted: Saturday, March 25, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY

Date: Friday, March 24, 2017

Time: 10 am to 10:30 am

Location: City Centre Library, Surrey Libraries

WHO: 

Peter Fassbender, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development
David Alexander, President, BC Museums Association
Daphne Wood, President, BC Library Association
Cindy McLellan, President, Archives Association of BC

WHAT:
First among provinces, BC's GLAM sector signs MOU to build capacity for learning and discovery Minister Peter Fassbender joins partners at Surrey City Centre Library for the historic event. 

The British Columbia Museums Association (BCMA), the British Columbia Library Association (BCLA) and the Archives Association of BC (AABC) will announce the creation of a new partnership that formalizes cooperation amongst the province's GLAM sector (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums).

The BCMA, BCLA and AABC Memorandum of Understanding is a public commitment to share expertise, embark on collaborative research projects, explore public outreach opportunities and identify joint funding ventures to strengthen the sector.

About the organizations:

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 acts as the cultural and heritage information hub for British Columbia while providing a unified voice for the sector. http://museumsassn.bc.ca/

The British Columbia Library Association (BCLA) leads the library community in advocacy, professional development, and support of intellectual freedom. It ensures that all British Columbians have equitable access to information, ideas and works of the imagination. https://bclaconnect.ca/

The Archives Association of British Columbia (AABC) fosters the development of the provincial archival community to better preserve and promote access to British Columbia's documentary heritage. http://aabc.ca/

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Contact

Alyssa Polinsky
BC Museums Association
250.893.1311

Annette DeFaveri
BC Library Association
604.683.5354

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