Call for Papers: Museum Ideas 2018 International Conference

The Museum Ideas conference explores the ideas shaping the future of museums

Our seventh annual conference will take place in early October 2018 in London. With a progressive attitude and international approach to professional inquiry, each year the event brings together a fascinating group of speakers and challenges them to share innovative ideas in concise, powerful talks.

We are now inviting expressions of interest and proposals for the 2018 conference. We are particularly interested in new digital initiatives, public engagement, participatory practice and social impact.

If you are interested in contributing, please get in touch with Gregory Chamberlain Your proposal should include the following information:

• A working title for your presentation
• Synopsis of your presentation – at this stage a brief paragraph is fine
• Speaker biography

The aim of Museum Ideas is for delegates to be inspired by perspectives outside their own specialism and locality. What unites the conference is the quality and enthusiasm of contributors along with their desire to share valuable expertise and experience. Delegates from over 20 countries took part in the 2017 conference and workshops programme.

Speakers at previous editions of Museum Ideas have included:

• Bonita Bennett, Director, District Six Museum, Cape Town
• Whitney Donhauser, Director, Museum of the City of New York
• Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
• Silvia Filippini-Fantoni, Director of Interpretation, Indianapolis Museum of Art
• Robert Stein, Deputy Director, Dallas Museum of Art
• Kaywin Feldman, Director and President of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
• Rose Hiscock, Director, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Sydney
• Synthia Griffin, Curator: Regeneration & Community Partnerships, Tate Modern
• Seb Chan, Director of Digital & Emerging Media, Smithsonian, Cooper-Hewitt
• Francesca Rosenberg, Director of Community and Access Programs, MoMA
• Hadrian Ellory-van Dekker, Head of Collections, Science Museum, London
• Peter Gorgels, Digital Communication Manager, Rijksmuseum
• Pille Runnel, Research Director, Estonian National Museum
• Kirsten Jensen, Audience Development Manager, Trapholt Museum, Denmark
• JiaJia Fei, Director of Digital, Jewish Museum, New York
• Ken Arnold, Creative Director, Medical Museion, Copenhagen
• Gravity Goldberg, Associate Director of Public Programs, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco
• Dan Hicks, Professor of Archaeology, University of Oxford
• Jane Burton, Head of Content and Creative Director, Tate Media
• Andrew Lewis, Data and Insights Architect, Natural History Museum
• Jonas Heide Smith, Head of Digital, SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark
• Caryn Boehm, Creative Engagement Producer, Peabody Essex Museum
• Rosie Stanbury, Acting Head of Public Programmes, Wellcome Collection, London

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