Events

A quick look back at the Museum Ideas 2016 International Conference 3-6 Oct, London

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 11 October 2016

Museum Ideas 2016 took place over 3 days. The Museum of London hosted the workshop programme, with the Science Museum the venue for the main conference. 406 people from 24 countries signed up to take part in Museum Ideas 2016

Museum Ideas 2016 International Conference, Science Museum, London, 6 October

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 6 October 2016

SOLD OUT: Independently minded, experimental and diverse, Museum Ideas brings together a creative and eclectic group of speakers and challenges them to share transformative ideas in concise, powerful talks

Speakers at Museum Ideas 2016

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 6 October 2016

Museum Ideas works hard to bring together a fascinating, eclectic group of speakers and then challenges them to share transformative ideas in concise, powerful talks. The event programme is purposely experimental, challenging and diverse. What unites the conference is the quality and enthusiasm of the contributors along with their desire to share valuable expertise and experience

Pre-Conference Drinks with Museum-iD magazine, Hereford Arms, Kensington

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 5 October 2016

Join us for DrinksThing on 5 October for pre-conference drinks with Museum-ID Magazine - even if you’re not attending the conference! We will be in the Hitchcock room at The Herefod Arms from 6.30pm onwards

Pre-Conference Exhibition Tour: Information Age, Science Museum

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 5 October 2016

LIMITED TICKETS: Discover the remarkable history of information and communication technologies over the past 200 years. Join fellow delegates for a special tour of the Information Age gallery at the Science Museum

Workshop - Extraction, Exploration and Experimentation: Idea generation and prototyping

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 4 October 2016

Workshop FULL: Hands-on workshop sharing the techniques used to extract the essence of a subject. The session will take you on a whistle-stop tour of some key processes and challenge you to create some tangible ideas to take away

Workshop - Mobile multimedia: Enhance, direct, immerse or distract?

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 4 October 2016

Workshop FULL: This seminar and workshop will explore the integration of a multimedia experience into the physical space, time, sound and vision - while still making handheld multimedia work as an integrated part of the whole experience

Workshop - Improving Messy Situations: An Introduction to Soft Systems Thinking and Practice

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 4 October 2016

Workshop FULL: In this workshop you will get a hands-on introduction on how to identify actions, which are both effective and do-able, to improve the messy, complex problem situations we all encounter working in museums

Workshop - Handheld Digital Interpretation: How to plan and manage a project successfully

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 4 October 2016

Workshop FULL: In this workshop you will look at a digital interpretation project from start to finish. You will explore all the key elements of the project and get tips on writing a brief, budgeting, operational issues, technology platforms and producing conten

Workshop - Digital Strategy for Museums: An elegant route to a better result

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 4 October 2016

Workshop FULL: Delegates will come away with a range of case studies, a wealth of practical ideas and a simple but effective (and well tested) digital strategy canvas specifically designed for museums

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  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 27 January 2016

Museum-iD 2015: Join a global mix of delegates

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 2 October 2015

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  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 1 October 2015

Museum-iD conference: Feedback and comments

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 1 October 2015

Museum-iD 2015: Sponsors and Partners

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 1 October 2015

Museum-iD 2015: Venue

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 1 October 2015

Museum-iD 2015: Join a global mix of delegates

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 1 October 2015

Museum Ideas 2015 International Conference: Museums Re-imagined in the Era of Participatory Culture

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 1 October 2015

Museum Ideas attracts the world's most fascinating museum innovators and challenges them to share transformative ideas in concise, powerful talks. Join hundreds of museum colleagues from around the world to share the latest ideas and insights globally. The event will add tremendous value to your current work - and more importantly is an active investment in the future and what you choose to do next

Museum Ideas 2015, Oct 1, London: Museums in the Era of Participatory Culture

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 1 October 2015

Museums Re-imagined in the Era of Participatory Culture: Museum-iD attracts the world's most fascinating museum innovators. Join hundreds of museum colleagues from around the world to share the latest ideas and insights globally. The event will add tremendous value to your current work - and more importantly is an active investment in the future and what you choose to do next

The Museum as Distributed Network - by Nancy Proctor

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 31 August 2015

Museum Design 2015 Conference: Transformative Design, International Perspectives

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 9 July 2015

Museum Design 2015 is dedicated to sharing the latest thinking and developments in the creation of new museums, large-scale transformations of existing museums and the development of major exhibitions and gallery spaces. The conference will explore how innovation in all aspects of exhibition design is currently reimagining museums, creating meaningful and engaging new interpretive environments

Participatory Theatre in Museums Study Day

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 19 June 2015

This exclusive one-day study day explores how immersive participatory theatre is being used in museums to create transformative experiences for audiences. We’ve teamed up with the National Maritime Museum, ground-breaking theatre company Punchdrunk and other pioneers in the field to examine how museums can use participatory theatre to engage audiences in new ways and develop memorable and enriching experiences

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  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 15 June 2015

Museum Ideas 2015: Flagship international conference exploring the future of museums

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 15 June 2015

Museum Ideas attracts the world's most fascinating museum innovators and challenges them to share transformative ideas in concise, powerful talks. Join hundreds of museum colleagues from around the world to share the latest ideas and insights globally

Explore the future of museums: Download the new Museum-iD #FutureMuseum App

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 15 June 2015

New monthly app edition of Museum-iD magazine just launched on the App Store! Download the FREE sample issue today. Discover the latest ground-breaking ideas and pioneering new thinking for museums

Inspirational speakers

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 4 October 2014

Museum Ideas 2014 International Conference - Museums in the Era of Participatory Culture

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 2 October 2014

Museum Ideas attracts the world's most fascinating museum innovators and challenges them to share transformative ideas in concise, powerful talks. Discover the latest groundbreaking ideas about participatory practice, leading-edge digital initiatives, innovative storytelling, interpretation and exhibition design, progressive public engagement, inventive and inclusive programming - plus pioneering new thinking for collections, leadership, curatorial practices and the future of museums

Mobile Interpretation Study Day: Multimedia Devices, Apps and Augmented Reality

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 21 April 2014

Join a small group of museum professionals to discover how to deliver inspirational and integrated interpretation through a range of handheld devices. On this exclusive one-day study tour you'll have the opportunity to visit prestigious projects and question leading interpretation experts and technologists while you compare and contrast the different options now available.

Museum Retail Study Day: Creating Retail Destinations - practical advice and inspirational ideas

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 20 April 2014

Looking for inspirational ideas and practical advice on highly successful retailing in museums and cultural destinations? Want to question leading museum retailers? Join an exclusive guided study tour of the London Transport Museum, Dulwich Picture Gallery, the new National Theatre shop - and the brand new shops at The British Museum

Exhibition Design Study Day: Engaging Visitors, Empowering Discovery and Creating Visionary Galleries

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 20 March 2014

Looking for inspirational ideas and practical advice about successful exhibition design and interpretation? Would you like to question leading professionals and gain first-hand experience on how to develop and deliver transformative exhibitions and galleries? Join a small group of museum, gallery and heritage professionals on Thursday 20th March for an exclusive and intensive study day.

Museum Ideas 2013: original thinking from international museum innovators

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 3 October 2013

Museum Ideas 2013 brings together hundreds of museum innovators from around the world to share the latest insights and developments globally

Exponatec Cologne

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 10 January 2013

Digital Interpretation: Multimedia, Augmented Reality and Apps: Museum Study Day

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 24 October 2012

Looking for inspirational ideas and practical advice on successfully using digital interpretation in your museum? Would you like to question leading professionals and get first-hand experience of the latest developments?

Engaging Visitors, Empowering Discovery and Igniting Debate: Museum Ideas Study Day

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 17 October 2012

An intensive one-day programme packed with inspirational ideas and practical advice. Meet and question leading creatives at world-class design studios responsible for some of the most interesting and iconic museum projects of recent years

Digital Interpretation, Intuitive Interactives and Multimedia in Museums: Museum Ideas Study Day

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 10 October 2012

Looking for inspirational ideas and practical advice on successfully using multimedia and interactives in your museum, gallery or heritage site? Want to question leading professionals and get first-hand experience of the latest developments?

Museum Ideas 2012 - Museums in the Era of Participatory Culture

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 3 October 2012

Explore the latest original thinking from leading international museum innovators from the US and UK at an exclusive one-day event in London packed with fresh ideas about digital innovation, public engagement, cultural leadership, sustainability, accessibility and participation in museums. Includes 'Bootstrapping Innovation in Museums' - an interactive session with leading digital pioneers Seb Chan, Director of Digital & Emerging Media at Smithsonian-Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, and Rob Stein, Deputy Director of Dallas Museum of Art

Augmented Reality & Developing Engaging Games for Museums

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 25 April 2012

Join a group of leading museum professionals in April to discover both how Augmented Reality can be used successfully in a museum context, and how to develop engaging games for a museum audience

Game Play: How to Develop Engaging Games for Museums

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 18 April 2012

Making a good museum game means serious collaboration between game-makers and curators. This exclusive museum study day will show you how to develop engaging games for a discerning audience...

Mobile Interpretation, Digital Discovery, Multimedia Devices, Augmented Reality and Apps

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 15 February 2012

Looking for inspirational ideas and practical advice on successfully using mobile interpretation in your museum? Would you like to question leading professionals and get first-hand experience of the latest developments? Want to see examples of how museums are now using augmented reality?

Digital Interpretation: Interactives & Multimedia in Museums

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 18 January 2012

Join a small group of museum and heritage professionals on Wednesday 18 January 2012 for exclusive guided tours of some of the latest interactive exhibits and innovative uses of multimedia in museums

Landmark £74m Riverside Museum: Philosophy, Story Approach, Technology, Planning and Management

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 30 November 2011

Join a small group of museum and heritage professionals on Wednesday 30th November for an exclusive study day at the new £74 million Riverside Museum which has seen over 600,000 visits by the public in its first 12 weeks after opening

Interactive Galleries: Multimedia in Museums

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 14 September 2011

Looking for inspirational ideas and practical advice on successfully using multimedia and interactives in your museum, gallery or heritage site? Want to question leading professionals and get first-hand experience of the latest developments?

Digital Discovery: Mobile Interpretation, Augmented Reality and iPhone Apps

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 6 April 2011

Join fellow museum professionals to discover how to deliver inspirational and integrated interpretation through a range of handheld devices. We'll be visiting Tate Modern, the British Museum and St Paul's Cathedral, plus there will be workshops about new cultural Apps

Multimedia in Museums: Visual Inventiveness & Intuitive Interactives

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 23 February 2011

Packed with inspirational ideas and invaluable practical advice from leading professionals, discover how to use visual inventiveness and intuitive interactives to create memorable and visionary museum galleries. Reserve your place today: Limited places available

Meaning Making & Story Telling: Engaging Visitors, Empowering Discovery and Igniting Debate

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 10 November 2010

Using objects and narrative to create memorable and moving experiences which stimulate curiosity, encourage reflection and cultivate existing knowledge and experience.

Technology Colloquium for Museums and Galleries

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 8 September 2010

Using technology to enhance engagement, education and participation in museums and galleries. Meet leading innovators and practitioners, network with like-minded peers and benefit from exclusive access to some of the latest thinking and developments

How to Transform a Museum: Enabling Culture Change & Creating Visionary Galleries

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 21 July 2010

On this exclusive study day you'll join a small group of museum professionals on an in-depth examination and celebration of the £20 million redevelopment and transformation of the Museum of London. Places are limited so you are advised to reserve your place early to guarantee inclusion

Brand Identity & Development: Agency Tour

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 9 June 2010

In this one-day study tour we'll visit three leading brand agencies for a detailed look at how you develop a new identity and raise brand awareness. On the tour you'll have the opportunity to meet and question leading consultants at some of London's most respected and well know brand agencies. Lunch, refreshments and transport between agencies is provided

Museum Retail Masterclass Tour

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 22 April 2010

Looking for inspirational ideas and practical advice on highly successful retailing in museums and galleries? Want to question leading museum retailers and designers? Join an exclusive guided tour of the extraordinary retail offer at Tate Modern, London Transport Museum, Natural History Museum, and the new stores at the British Museum.

Green & Sustainable Museums: Architects Tour

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 14 April 2010

This one-day study tour focuses on museum and heritage architecture. The focus will be on sustainability and environmental issues as we look at the creative re-use of existing buildings, new design in sensitive locations, and the conservation and rehabilitation of listed building. On the tour you'll have the opportunity to question principal architects at leading firms.

Towards Greener Museums: Sustainability & Environmental Strategies

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 24 March 2010

One-day seminar looking at positive solutions to reduce and mitigate the environmental impact of museums and cultural organisations. The event will both look at practical steps museums can take to reduce their carbon footprint and also the role of museums in contributing to learning, raising awareness & greening their communities.

Cultural Community: The Museum as Social Enterprise

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 3 March 2010

This seminar will look towards a positive future for museums in challenging times. It will argue that there is a genuine opportunity for museums to become highly participative institutions, playing a much larger role in enhancing communities and public services. It will examine and explain how museums can become social enterprises

Digital Discovery: Mobile Interpretation as in-gallery experience and downloadable Apps

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 17 February 2010

Join a small group of museum professionals to discover how to deliver inspirational and integrated interpretation through a range of handheld devices. We'll be examining leading-edge multimedia devices and interpretation delivered both as an in-gallery experience on iPod Touches and as a downloadable App from the iTunes App Store.

How to Develop a Social Media Strategy: Building Your Audience and Extending Your Brand

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 27 January 2010

In this one-day workshop we'll be exploring how museums can create an effective social media strategy to engage with new and existing audiences. As well as covering the practical aspects of social media we'll be looking at how social media will benefit your museum, how to build trust with your audience and getting buy-in from your organisation

Delivering Museum Learning to Diverse Audiences

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 18 November 2009

This conference examines how museums can better deliver the highest quality educational opportunities to the widest range of audiences. It will look at how museums can work together in partnership and with other educational organisations to achieve ambitious learning aims and objectives.

Developing Brand Identity: One Day Study Tour

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 21 October 2009

In this one-day study tour we'll visit three leading brand agencies for the inside track on developing a new identity and raising brand awareness. Includes a visit to Coley Porter Bell - creators of the new Museum of London logo and brand work. The importance of a museum's identity and the development of its brand is now an essential element of a successful museum.

Green & Sustainable Museums Study Tour

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 14 October 2009

This one-day study tour focuses on museum and heritage architecture. The focus will be on sustainability and environmental issues as we look at the creative re-use of existing buildings, new design in sensitive locations, and the conservation and rehabilitation of listed building. On the tour you'll have the opportunity to question principal architects at leading firms.

Exhibition Design in Museums: One Day Study Tour

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 8 October 2009

On this one-day study tour we'll be visiting three leading museum designers to examine world-class exhibition design. We'll be visiting Metaphor, Event Communications, and Casson Mann, who between them have be responsible for some of the most engaging and successful examples of exhibition design in museums around the world.

Museum Audience Development & Consultation

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 23 September 2009

This intensive, information-packed one-day seminar, split in to three interactive sessions hosted by leading professionals, is focused on audience development and communication. Identifying and consulting audiences is of key importance to museums, galleries and heritage sites.

Latest Multimedia Audio Guides: One Day Study Tour

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 7 July 2009

Visit the British Museum, Imperial War Museum and the National Trust's Osterley House to discover the secrets of how to deliver an exceptional audioguide experience. Join a small group of museum and heritage professionals for this special one day study tour where you'll have the opportunity to compare and contrast three state-of-the-art audioguide systems

Radical Museums: Democracy, Dialogue & Debate: One Day Seminar

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 10 June 2009

This conference discusses the role of museums in a modern society and whether museums are, or indeed should be, radical organisations that are in a position to deliver an ambitious agenda of change. It will question if museums are becoming more democratic and how they work in partnership and share authority with the communities they serve.

Social Media, Broadcasting & The Web: One Day Seminar

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 20 May 2009

This conference looks at how museums are increasingly exploiting the opportunities that technology and the internet present to reach new audiences, increase visitor participation, marketing opportunities, brand development, revenue generation and overall visitor experience. Join senior museum professionals and leading technologists and innovators.

Engaging Visitors, Empowering Discovery & Igniting Debate: One Day Seminar

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 22 April 2009

Explore how museums can create exciting narratives to connect with visitors, bring collections to life, and faciliate learning. Discover how often complicated and difficult subjects can be explored in a compelling and innovative way. The conference looks at examples of outstanding and diverse examples of storytelling.

Transformations: Developing & Delivering Landmark Museums - One Day Seminar

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 18 March 2009

Together costing over £149 million, three museum projects currently underway in England stand out as beacons of ambition and achievement. This major new conference examines the redevelopment of the Ashmolean in Oxford and the Museum of London, along with the construction of a new Museum of Liverpool.

World-Class Museum Design: Studio Tour

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 10 March 2009

Join a small group of museum professionals on an exclusive tour of the studios of world-class museum designers, including Metaphor, Casson Mann, Haley Sharpe Design, Small Back Room and Event Communications. Each session allows you to go inside a world-class design practice where you’ll hear in-depth presentations and be able to discuss the work and approach of each studio.

Interactive Galleries: Multimedia in Museums

  • Seminar/Study Day
  • 25 February 2009

Looking for inspirational ideas and practical advice on successfully using interactives in your museum, gallery or heritage site? Want to question leading professionals and get first-hand experience of the latest developments? Join an exclusive guided tour of interactive exhibits at the Science Museum, the V&A and the Natural History Museum