Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre sends two to BC Museums Association Council

Two executive members of the Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre been named to the council of the BC Museums Association.

  • Nov. 3, 2016 11:00 a.m.

The current executive director, along with the vice president of the board of the Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre on Quadra Island, have both been named to the council of the BC Museums Association.

At the recent association annual general meeting in Whistler, Jodi Simkin, executive director of the Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre and vice president of the board of directors, Daniel Smith, were both elected to council.

They join director of the Rosalind Museum Joelle Hodgins, administrative manager of the Beaty Biodiversity Museum Catherine Ouellet-Martin, UBC professor emerita Kit Grauer and lawyer Danielle Lemon on the council.

Founded in 1957, the association 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, the association provided a unified voice for the institutions  trustees, professional staff and volunteers.

A council, elected from the membership, governs the association.

Councilors set policy for the Association while part-time staff, contractors, interns and volunteers deliver services.

The association is a provincially incorporated society and a registered charitable organization.