Museums Association Conference & Exhibition 2016 7-9 November – Glasgow

News of the Museums Association Conference & Exhibition, which is the largest event of its kind in Europe for museums and heritage professionals.  Over 1,500 senior staff discuss the latest issues, discover new practice and meet the world’s leading suppliers and consultants.


The themes this year are People and Places, Being Brave and Health and Wellbeing. Delegates will have the opportunity to debate and discuss big ideas with colleagues from around the UK and internationally. Keynote speakers include Jackie Kay, national poet for Scotland and Oonagh Aitken, chief executive of Volunteering Matters. Another keynote will be delivered by two representatives from the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

There are a host of other sessions, practical workshops and training – all developed to facilitate fresh thinking. The social events will give you the opportunity to network with colleagues at Kelvin Hall, Riverside Museum and Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA).

There will also be a third day to conference this year with a programme of special events, exhibition tours, expert talks and behind-the-scenes visits to Glasgow’s museums galleries and cultural venues all included in the price.

Conference is a vital forum for debate, exchange and networking – join us for the biggest event of its kind in Europe and help shape the future of museums.

Early bird booking ends on 5 August 2016. For more information and to book your place go to

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