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Museum Ideas 2019: Conference Book: Museum Ideas 2019 — the eighth edition of the annual international conference — welcomed delegates from 26 countries to explore the ideas shaping the future of museums. The conference featured speakers from India, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and UK. This new 250+ page book includes essays based on most of the presentations featured at both the pre-conference talks and the main day of the conference.

Museum Ideas Vol. 1 & 2: Benefit from the creative ideas and valuable experience of over 150 leading museum innovators based in 16 countries across 6 continents. Packed with in-depth and insightful essays from highly-respected museum leaders, Museum Ideas Vols 1 & 2 explore the latest developments and concepts from museums across the world. From opinion pieces and expository essays to in-depth practical case studies and fully-referenced articles, over the course of 974 pages you’ll discover a host of exciting new ideas and be introduced to the wide-ranging opportunities available to you and your organisation. Volume 3 is currently in production. If you would like to contribute to future volumes, please email us at

Praise for Museum Ideas Vols 1 & 2:

“How wonderful to have such an inspiring selection of ideas and perspectives gathered into one space. It is sure to be a welcome reference and provocation”
– Bonita Bennett, District Six Museum, Cape Town, South Africa

“A lively dialogue about the best and brightest in contemporary museum practice, with a generous point of view that aims to raise the bar for us all”
– Gravity Goldberg, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, United States

“A go-to collection of essays for the creative, forward-thinking museum professional”
– Adam Corsini, Museum of London, England

“It’s hard to imagine an easier or more enjoyable way for museum professionals to stay updated on creative museum practices internationally”
– Linda Duke, Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, United States

“Reading this collection of essays is the equivalent of attending graduate-level museum studies courses, taught by the best professors globally”
– Adam Rozan, Harvard University (Museum Studies), United States

“I dare you to read this book! Dynamic, experimental and challenging – it will inspire and energize you into action”
– Brett Mason, Museums Wellington, New Zealand

“A must read for museum professionals. A real eye-opener that will change your mindset”
– Jean-Yves Gallardo, National Museum of Norway

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