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Museums Association Conference programme announced

Museums Association Conference & Exhibition 2017

16-18 November, Manchester

The Museums Association Conference & Exhibition 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.

This year’s event to be held in Manchester is packed with content – including three fantastic themes on Audiences, Collections and Workforce. Delegates will have the opportunity to debate and discuss big ideas with colleagues from around the UK and internationally. Keynote speakers include Lemn Sissay, writer and broadcaster, Francesca Martinez, comedian and writer, Jeremy Deller, Turner Prize-winning artist and Jenny Waldman, director, 14-18 NOW.

There are a host of other sessions, practical workshops and training – all developed to facilitate fresh thinking. The social events give you the opportunity to see The Whitworth Art Gallery, Museum of Science and Industry and network at People’s History Museum.

Look out for the Festival of Change, which offers a playful, creative physical presence throughout this year’s event, embodying the mission of Transformers, our workforce initiative to encourage radical change in museums.

The third day to conference this year is a chance to visit a range of museums and galleries in Manchester with a programme of special events, exhibition tours, expert talks and behind-the-scenes visits to museums, galleries and cultural venues in the area, 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 16 August 2017. For more information and to book your place go to www.museumsassociation.org/conference

 

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BRITISH MOTOR MUSEUM MOTOR INDUSTRY SYMPOSIUM ANNOUNCED

News of a symposium being run by the British Motor Museum on Saturday 25th March titled The British motor industry; what is the road ahead? 

Appealing to anyone who has a passion for motoring, this day of short lectures will draw on Britain’s motoring history to address topics including; how advances in vehicle technologies will shape the future of manufacturing, how the profile of car ownership will change in the coming years and how media exerts an increasing influence over the selection and design of vehicles.

Delegates will hear from a selection of high profile and influential speakers including; Professor David Morris, Dr. Jason Begley, Sir Greg Knight PC, MP, Professor David Greenwood and Steve Cropley as they present a world view of the automotive industry and share opinions on how the United Kingdom will be influenced by new trends and whether British motoring has a future and how it might appear.

The Museum is offering you a special discounted price of £18 per person on advance booking using the code ‘ABTEM17’ to all ABTEM members. All tickets include lunch, refreshments and time to explore the Museum.

To book a place, please visit the website at www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk  or to find out more information a please contact museum@britishmotormuseum.co.uk or call 01926 927823 (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm).

 

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SHCG Annual conference 2017: ‘Changing tides’- Call for Papers

SHCG Annual conference 2017: ‘Changing tides’

Reading Museum, Reading Town Hall, The University of Reading and The Museum of English Rural Life

29th and 30th June 2017

2016 has been a monumental year for the world as a whole and the effects of its events on museums are likely to be wide-ranging in their consequences. The vote for Brexit and the moves to both the left and the right of the political spectrum across the world will all have a significant effect on visitors, museums and how we adapt to stay relevant in the future.

Call for papers

Call for contributions, papers, workshops, roundtable discussions and other presentations on the theme of:

 Museums and Cultural Identity in a post-2016 landscape

This year we’re looking for any presentation, talk or concept that relates to the topics outlined in the downloadable document at the bottom of this page. The more thought provoking, unusual, practical and insightful the better.

If you have an idea that you think might be appropriate for this conference, then please submit it as we’ll read and review every application. We believe that insights into how others are working, their successes, their failure and their practices can be of benefit to many others within the wider museum and cultural community.

Contributors are invited to offer perspectives from local, national, international or global context. Contributions that are presented in an a different, interactive or discussion, way will be happily accepted and we keen to accept more contributions that are seen as showing ‘out of the box’ thinking and allow delegates to reflect and think about Social History Curation and its future.

Important dates

Return to Nick Sturgess and Rebecca Lucas conferenceshcg@gmail.com by 25th February 2017. If you have an idea which you’d like to talk through with us before submitting your proposal, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

All applicants will be notified by the 4th March 2017

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 www.museumsassociation.org/conference

THE REUSE OF INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE TO HIGHLIGHTED AT MANCHESTER CONFERENCE IN DECEMBER

‘Reviving Places by Reusing Industrial Heritage’ is the title of a major two-day conference being held at the Manchester Museum of Science & Industry on 1-2 December.

An event run as part of the European Industrial and Technical Heritage (EITH) Year it is co-sponsored by Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic England and The Prince’s Regeneration Trust.

Speakers include:

Sir Howard Bernstein – Chief Executive, Manchester City Council

The chief executives of HLF, Historic England and Prince’s Regeneration Trust

Rohan Silva – Former special adviser to David Cameron and architect of the Tech City initiat

Jonathan Robinson – Journalist at The Guardian and former global director of Impact Hub

Tom Walker – Director of Cities & Local Growth Unit, DCLG

Michael Schwarze-Rodrian – Director of Networks, Ruhr region, Germany

Tom Bloxham, MBE – Chairman and Co-Founder Urban Splash developers

Rowan Moore – Architecture Critic, The Observer

The conference will appeal to anyone interested in heritage, regeneration, placemaking, cities, new uses for old buildings, sustainability and industrial history – more details available at:http://ih2015.org.uk/programme/

ABTEM joins major conference on sustainability in the Industrial Maritime & Transport heritage sector

 Reconnections – Sustainability and our Industrial, Maritime and Transport Heritage

 Titanic Hotel, Stanley Dock, Liverpool

 Tuesday 20th October 2015    10am – 4.30pm

 This year for our Autumn meeting we have been invited to join a major Conference in Liverpool organized by the Maritime Heritage Trust as this vitally important theme is of common interest.

 Keynote speakers on 20 October will include Sir Neil Cossons, Sara Crofts, Head of Historic Environment at the Heritage Lottery Fund, Paul Lewin, General Manager of the Festiniog and Welsh Highland Railways as well as speakers from National Historic Ships, the Transport Trust, the Association of British Transport and Engineering Museums and the National Railway Museum. The day will include a series of workshops with experts on applying for grants, successful project operation, fund-raising and attracting new generations of supporters and volunteers. Building effective local partnerships will be an underlying theme. Further details are at www.maritimeheritage.org.uk/programme2015.

The Conference is FREE to attend thanks to sponsorship from: the Cities of Liverpool, Cardiff and Belfast, the Transport Trust, National Historic Ships, the Association of British Transport and Engineering Museums, The Maritime Heritage Trust and locally the Titanic Hotel, Stanley Dock, Liverpool.  The Titanic hotel, the Conference venue, is one of the most remarkable historic building conversions in the region in recent years.

Places have been reserved until the 25th September so please reply as soon as you can if you or another member of your organisation is free to accept – places are limited to 2 for each organisation.  After this places will be filled on a first come first served basis.

To make a booking please go to conference@maritimeheritage.org.uk.

LAST FEW DAYS TO BOOK MA CONFERENCE AT ‘EARLY BIRD’ RATES!

Museums Association Conference & Exhibition 2015

5-6 November, Birmingham

 Only two weeks to go to get early bird rates

The Museums Association Conference & Exhibition 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 theme this year is Radical Futures. Delegates will have the opportunity to debate and discuss big ideas with colleagues from around the UK and internationally. How will diversity, ethics, funding and cultural value affect what we do and how we operate? There will also be a Diversity Forum with a series of linked sessions that will challenge some of the assumptions and myths surrounding the diversity debate.

Keynote speakers include Darren Henley, chief executive of Arts Council England, Sally Yerkovich, director of the Institute of Museum Ethics in the United States, Peter Luff, chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund and David Fleming, president of the Museums Association and director, National Museums Liverpool.

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 Thinktank, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and Ikon Gallery.

Early bird booking ends on 7 August 2015. For more information and to book your place go to www.museumsassociation.org/conference