Museum Ideas 2018 International Conference

Bonita Bennett – Director of the District Six Museum in Cape Town – spoke at Museum Ideas 2017

Museum Ideas 2018, London: International Programme of Change

Key themes include activism, social justice, collaborative working, co-curation, and participatory practice. Explore the ideas shaping the future of museums with speakers from India, New Zealand, United States, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, and the UK.

London, 2-4 Oct. 3 days of workshops, special events, an exclusive study day at the National Maritime Museum and the essential Museum Ideas international conference at the Museum of London.

Final few early-bird tickets now available. Book now at the preferential rate – book with a colleague for additional savings.

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Explore the ideas shaping the future of museums with an international programme of pioneering speakers, an exclusive study day and the opportunity to make exciting new connections.

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

Conference – Museum of London
Thursday 4 Oct: Each year Museum Ideas brings together a group 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.

Speakers this year include Kevin Bickham, Lead Interaction Designer, British Museum; Katrina Lashley, Program Coordinator, Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum, Washington, D.C.; Joyoti Roy, Director of Marketing, CSMVS Museum, Mumbai – India; Chris Michaels, Digital Director, National Gallery, London; Tui Te Hau, Innovation Hub Manager, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand; and Manal Ataya, Director General, Sharjah Museums.

Now in its seventh year, Museum Ideas welcomes hundreds of leading museum professionals from around the world. Delegates from over 20 countries took part last year.

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

Study Day – National Maritime Museum
Wed 3 Oct: Over the past 4 years Royal Museums Greenwich has been undertaking a dynamic journey in the development and delivery of the Endeavour Project. It has been working to facilitate historical, cultural and personal journeys through the collections in the development of four new galleries which will transform the visitor experience and a new collections storage and conservation centre that will be open to the public. The Endeavour Project has created a sea change in the Museum with new approaches to community research, co-curation, and partnership working in the delivery of interpretation and programmes. This exclusive study day will showcase the process and outcomes of collaborative working and demonstrate how the legacy of the Museums own ‘voyage of exploration’ will impact on its future planning. The day will include a series of gallery tours and talks and the option to visit the new £12 million Conservation and Collections Centre.

“Clever, delightful and thought provoking. Great collection of people thinking innovatively and with passion” – Helen Divjak, London Transport Museum

Workshops – Museum of London
Tues 2 Oct: There will be an extensive programme of pre-conference events including practical workshop exploring digital strategy and engagement, immersive experiences, and storytelling. There will also be exclusive tours of the London Mithraeum. The reconstruction of the Roman temple has taken ten years to complete in consultation with the expert team at Museum of London Archaeology. The new immersive display was created by an interdisciplinary team led by internationally-recognised design firm Local Projects. Additional pre-conference events, performances and tours will be announced soon.

“An inspirational conference! A coming together of museum minds from across the world – gaining insights, sharing ideas and making connections” – Gillian Crumpton, Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust

Book Now – Early-Bird Registration Open
Register for Museum Ideas 2018 – with fresh insights you can take directly back to your team, the events will add tremendous value to your current work and are an active investment in the future and what you choose to do next.

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