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BC GLAM Sector Symposium

Collaborate: A symposium of partnerships, ideas and innovation from BC's Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums sector

BC's GLAM sector partners - BC Museums Association, BC Library Association and Archives Association of BC - proudly present a symposium that will showcase the power of collaboration in the gallery, library, archives and museum (GLAM) sector and set the agenda for future innovation and partnership.

Join us for a day of learning and discovery as presenters share their achievements and aspirations for the GLAM sector and ask symposium participants to do the same.  Come ready to think, listen and engage in the collective future of BC's dynamic GLAM sector.


Save the Date!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
9:00am - 3:30pm
Tynehead Room, Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, Surrey BC


GLAM Slam - Call for Proposals! 

GLAM Slam is back by popular demand! Individuals interested in giving a 5-minute lightning presentation related to this year theme of "Here and Now: Practical Ideas, Local Solutions," are encouraged to submit a proposal. Please note: successful applicants will receive a $25 discount on their registration fee!

We hope a range of organizations from the GLAM groups can share their experience and how they have tackled some of the challenges their institutions are facing. The submission deadline is March 10, 2019.  Proposals will be vetted and final selections made through March.

Submit Your 2019 Proposal Here


 Previous Events

 "MOU in Action: A Toolkit for the BC GLAM Sector Partners" BCMA webinar (March 20, 2018)

A toolkit was one of the first priorities identified - a living document of templates and resources to assist individual members to grow existing partnerships and to create new ones within their communities. Join David Alexander (Past President, BCMA), Daniel Collins (Member at Large, AABC) and Daphne Wood (Past President, BCLA) to see a first look at this toolkit, and share your feedback about the contents and structure of this key resource. The webinar on YouTube can be found here.


AABC signs Memorandum of Understanding with BCLA and BCMA

The AABC is excited to share the news of our partnership with colleagues in the Gallery, Library and Museum professions. On March 24, 2017 representatives from each of the organizations met and signed a three year MOU that encourages our united members to participate in activities between the organizations and share information between professionals and institutions.

A copy of the MOU signed and supported by the AABC, BCLA and BCMA can be found   here.


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