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Grand Forks resident joins BC Museums Association

The new executive and council members of the BC Museums Association (BCMA) hail from across the province and represent all sectors of the Association’s membership.

Elected at the  BCMA  Annual General Meeting, held at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria on September 14, 2015, the new Council will continue the revitalization and invigoration of the 58 year old Association.

Royal BC Museum Head of New Archives & Digital Preservation, David Alexander, serves as President for the coming year. University of Victoria Cultural Resource Management programs director, Tania Muir is Vice President, with Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site executive director Rebecca Clarke as Treasurer, and Independent museum consultants Deborah Hudson (Chilliwack) as Secretary and  Peter Ord (Victoria) as Past President, respectively.

Haida Gwaii Museum executive director, Scott Marsden (Skidegate), gallery2 director Liz Barron (Grand Forks), and NGX Interactive producer Hanna Cho (Vancouver) are elected to Council. They join Aboriginal Tourism BC representative, Lillian Hunt (Alert Bay), Kelowna Art Gallery executive director, Nataley Nagy (Kelowna), Fraser River Discovery Centre executive director, Catherine Ouelett-Martin (New Westminster), and lawyer Danielle Lemon (Vancouver), who continue their terms of Office.

Founded in 1957, the British Columbia Museums Association creates a bright future for BC's museums, galleries and related communities through networking, advocacy, innovation, and professional development. More than 300 members will gather in New Westminster, October 25-27, 2015, for the BCMA Annual Conference.  For more information about the BCMA visit www.museumsassn.bc.ca.