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Museum Ideas 2018, London, 1-5 October. 5 days of workshops, performances, special events, an exclusive ‘Collections, Communities and Collaborative Design’ study day and our essential Museum Ideas international conference. Early-bird registration now open – tickets for 5 days of events start from just £157.

Explore the ideas shaping the future of museums. Each year Museum Ideas brings together a groups of fascinating speakers and challenges them to share innovative ideas in concise, powerful talks. The aim 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.

You can expect an international speaker line-up and audience. Last year we welcomed speakers from South Africa, Argentina, Hong Kong, the US and Europe. This year the conference features speakers from India, New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates, the United States and Europe. Now in its seventh year, Museum Ideas welcomes hundreds of leading museum professionals from around the world. Delegates from over 20 countries took part in the 2017 conference.

Register for Museum Ideas 2018 for a packed schedule of essential talks, valuable workshops and study visits, and the opportunity to make exciting new connections. With fresh insights you can take directly back to your team, the conference will add tremendous value to your current work and is an active investment in the future and what you choose to do next.

“A conference for mind expanding conversations and international networking with a platform for shared discussions” – Martin Payne, The British Museum

Museum Ideas 2018 includes 5 days of events taking place in London from Monday 1 October – Friday 5 October. The main international conference takes place on Thursday 4 October at the Museum of London and is designed so it can be attended as a standalone event delivering innovative ideas, insights and inspiration.

4 days of additional events – including a special Collections, Communities and Collaborative Design Study Day at the National Maritime Museum – are free to attend for conference delegates but space is more limited and they need to be pre-booked.

Discover more about the speakers, events, venues and more below:

Conference, Workshops and Study Day

Museum Ideas 2018 is 5 day series of events taking place in London from Monday 1 October – Friday 5 October. The main international conference takes place on Thursday 4 October in the Weston Theatre and Clore Learning Centre at the Museum of London. Your ticket gives you full access to all the talks at the main conference and the conference is designed so it can be attended as a standalone event. So, if you are on a tight schedule and can only put one day aside, the main conference on Thursday will deliver innovative ideas, insights and inspiration.

“Museum Ideas is the place to be inspired, renewed and enthused by great ideas!” – Theresa Nicolson, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

If you have more time you can also participate in 4 days of additional events – including workshops, seminars, and a full study day. These are free to attend for conference delegates but space is more limited and these additional events need to be pre-booked. You will be sent the full 4-day programme so you can book on to the events that are most of interest to you.

An extensive range of practical workshops take place on Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 in the Garden Room at the Museum of London. On Wednesday 4 October there is an exclusive ‘Collections, Communities and Collaborative Design’ Study Day at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, including sessions on ‘Working with Communities’ and ‘Transformational Change’ and special study tours of four new galleries and their new £12 million Conservation and Collections Centre. On Friday 5 October there are exclusive tours of the London Mithraeum. The Roman Temple of Mithras, dating from the third century, nearly 1,800 years ago, has now been revealed in a unique reconstruction on the site of its original discovery in the heart of the City of London. The immersive temple reconstruction uses carefully directed lights, haze and sound to bring the temple’s remains to life, and to evoke the rituals and activities that took place within its cave-like walls. This memorable reconstruction marks a new direction for the interpretation and presentation of archaeological ruins. The project has taken ten years to complete and has been funded and created by Bloomberg, working closely with the City of London and a team of conservation specialists, in consultation with the expert team at MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology). The immersive display within the temple was created by an interdisciplinary team led by internationally-recognised design firm Local Projects.

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