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
Speakers for ABTEM’S late spring seminar, being held on Friday 26th June at the Museum of Liverpool are now confirmed. The day, titled ‘Working with New Audiences in Industrial & Transport Museums’ will also provide delegates with the chance to see the award-winning displays at the museum.
- Dr Jo Reilly, Head of Participation and Learning at the Heritage Lottery Fund, who will lead a session on activity planning and community consultation. Some ABTEM members have reported challenges in the process of activity planning and what is required. In this interactive session Jo Reilly, the lead on activity planning at HLF will talk through the HLF guidance, share others’ experience and good practice, and answer any questions.
- Claire Weston from the National Motor Museum Trust at Beaulieu, who will speak about Caravans and Charabancs – Leisure Motoring after the First World War, commemorative project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and how she engaged a variety of community partners and worked with them to devise outreach activities around the project theme.
- Sharon Brown from the Museum of Liverpool will outline the work the museum has done with a two partner groups – the Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society and the Retired Carters Association, and how the museum has undertaken restoration and developed exhibition content, research, collection knowledge and talks.
There is still time to book for this FREE seminar (lunch included) – please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/abtem-late-spring-seminar-tickets-16934884696
An industrial heritage networking event is being held on the second day of the Association of Independent Museums’ 2015 Annual Conference. The ‘sold out’ event runs from Thursday 18th to Saturday 20th June.
The lunchtime event on Friday 19th June will be hosted Hosted by Tim Bryan, AIM Council member & Chair of the Association of British Transport and Engineering Museums (ABTEM)and Ian Bapty, Industrial Heritage Support Officer (IHSO)
We are really looking forward to meeting colleagues from industrial heritage sites and museums and to hear more about how ABTEM and the IHSO can support your work.
The event will be a chance to discover more about ABTEM’s role as a subject specialist network representing museums and heritage groups from the transport and industrial museum sector.
ABTEM holds seminars and events at museums and heritage sites across the UK themed mainly around collections-based topics and its latest event is taking place at the Museum of Liverpool on 26th June 2015.
Don’t forget to check the ABTEM Twitter feed for updates: @abtemuseums
The Industrial Heritage Support Officer (IHSO) was established in 2012 support industrial heritage sites and museums at a time when many groups and organisations are facing increasing pressures on maintaining the viability of their operations. Funded by Historic England and managed by the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, the IHSO (Ian Bapty) provides advice, delivers and develops training, promotes the development of networks and partnerships, facilitates collaborative funding applications, and works with other partners such as AIM to maximize the value of existing support across the sector. Visit the blog at: https://industrialheritagesupport.wordpress.com/
For more information about the AIM Conference please visit: http://www.aim-museums.co.uk/content/annual_conference/
The British Aviation Preservation Council is holding a Stop the Rot National Conference at the Rolls-Royce Learning & Career Development Centre, Derby on 4 October.
With the theme ‘Harnessing the power of volunteers to make the impossible possible’, the conference will include adopting best practice in volunteer management, case studies where volunteers have made a difference and fundraising to support aircraft preservation. The fee is £30. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The date of the STICK (Scottish Transport & Industrial Collections SSN) Annual Conference has been confirmed as 18 October 2014.
Titled ‘The Scottish Diaspora:International Mobility of Industry, Technology, Ideas, Products, People’ the conference will be held at the McManus Collections Unit, Dundee
Speakers & topics will include:
Mark Watson, Historic Scotland, ‘Dundee Jute and the French Connection’
Dr Douglas Harper, ‘Bridges in Nepal: The Aberdeenshire Connection’
John Martin, ‘The Brewing Archive, Scottish Brewing: International Links’
Dr Miles Oglethorpe, Historic Scotland, ‘Glasgow Cranes: the Japanese Connection’
Meg Luckins, ‘Scottish Ironworking: the Russian Connection’
Refreshments, including a light lunch, will be served.
Ticket price: £12, payable on the day. Places must be booked in advance.
For further information contact: email@example.com