The British Columbia Museums Association is pleased to announce the following two-day workshop in partnership with the Agassiz-Harrison Museum:

Exhibition Development: Planning Successfully and Designing with Purpose

Dates: Wednesday, February 12, and Thursday, February 13, 2020 (NEW DATES)

Times:  10:00am – 4:30pm on Feb 12 and 9:00am – 3:00pm on Feb 13

Location:  Agassiz-Harrison Museum, 7011 Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz, BC  V0M 1A0

Instructor:  Tim Willis


Join us for this exciting and interactive workshop with exhibition expert Tim Willis. We will explore how to plan exhibits successfully and the secrets to simple, effective design. And we'll understand how to tell a story well so that it truly connects with visitors.

The proposed agenda is as follows:

Day One:  Planning Successfully, Designing with Purpose

This day is about thinking critically about exhibitions and their potential to connect with visitors. We will focus on planning effectively before moving into practical principles of exhibition design for small museums.


Day Two:  Interpretation and Writing for Exhibitions

Today the focus will be all about telling a story well. We’ll look at the art of interpretation and how successful exhibitions move beyond simply conveying information. We’ll see how great storytelling connects with the visitor as a person. And we’ll explore the principles of writing for exhibitions. Optional afternoon tour of the Agassiz-Harrison Museum.

Workshop participants will also receive free print copies of the BCMA’s Exhibit Development Tools for Small Museums. You are sure to come away not only with a sense of being inspired, but also a set of practical tools for easy implementation at your museum or gallery.

Workshop fee:

$110 for BCMA members / $200 for not-yet-members

Please note:

The registration fee includes coffee, snacks and energy breaks on both days. Please bring your own lunch; there are a number of options to grab lunch or a quick bite near the museum.


For accomodation, we recommend

Harrison Beach Hotel 
Rooms range from $95/night to $155/night
160 Esplanade Ave.
Harrison Hot Springs
(604) 796-1111
To book, guests can email or call 1-866-338-8111 (press option “0” for front desk/group reservations) and quote group code BCMUSE to receive a discounted rate. This code is NOT a promo code and will not work for any online bookings.

BCMA Regional Workshop - Agassiz - Exhibition Development

  • Wednesday Feb 12 2020, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Thursday Feb 13 2020, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • 7011 Pioneer Avenue
    Agassiz-Harrison Museum
    Agassiz, British Columbia
    V0M 1A0