May 15, 2018 9:00 am — May 16, 2018 4:00 pm
Park Place Lodge
742 Highway #3

Fernie, British Columbia V0B 1M0 Canada
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Collections are at the heart of a museum, and represent the institution’s main Public Trust responsibility. Participants in this two day workshop will be introduced to the policies, practices, and skills needed to manage museum collections. This course moves from broad concerns relating to public trust, cultural diversity, and planning through to issues in the areas of acquisitions, records management, loans and deaccessioning.


$100 | BCMA, Heritage BC or Columbia Basin Regional Museum
$120 | Non-Member

Registration includes:

  • Course instruction and hand out materials
  • Lunch and break snacks
  • Registration and Welcome Reception at the Fernie Museum, May 14, 7:00 to 8:30 pm
  • Beer and Banter after-workshop social events with Ben Fast, Programs and Member Services Coordinator, BC Museum Association (May 15, 5:00 – 6:00 pm) and Jennifer Dunkerson, Heritage Planner, Columbia Basin Trust/Heritage BC Heritage (May 16, 5:00 – 6:30 pm)


Tim McShane, Instructor
Collections Manager, Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre

After completing grade school at various Canadian Forces bases around Ontario, Tim attended high school and university in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. His BA in Anthropology and Archaeology and his studies in Cultural Resource Management at the University of Victoria started him on his museum career. Tim now has over twenty years’ experience with various heritage institutions across Canada and is currently at the Esplanade Museum in Medicine Hat.

His career focus has been primarily on Collections Management, but also includes exhibit and program development, volunteer management, strategic planning, and social media management. Tim’s involvement in the Alberta Museums Association is long standing and he serves as an Instructor for the Collections Management course in the Certificate in Museum Studies Program.  He has also undertaken contract work for the BC Museums Association.


Park Place Lodge
742 Highway 3, Fernie, BC

The Park Place Lodge is the Fernie Museum’s Platinum Corporate Sponsor.  The management and staff of the hotel are pleased to welcome museum staff and volunteers from across British Columbia to Fernie for this workshop.

Park Place Lodge is a locally-owned, independent hotel that prides itself on offering friendly, personalized service, comfortable accommodations, and memorable dining experiences. Our hotel features 64 modern guest rooms with free wifi internet access , an indoor pool and hot tub, fitness centre, cold beer and wine shop as well as great dining choices.

Reserve today!

A block of standard rooms been set aside at the Park Place Lodge at a special workshop rate of $102.00 a night plus taxes. Includes a $5 breakfast voucher. Call 1-888-381-7275 to make your reservation today (Group code:  HBC18).



May 15 @ 9:00 am
May 16 @ 4:00 pm
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