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Museum Ideas 2020 conference programme: all the talks so far

Watch our free collection of Museum Ideas 2020 talks exploring how museums can be reimagined as ethical, people focused organisations in a time of growing inequality, environmental emergency, and economic and political crisis. All the talks are pre-recorded so you can watch — and re-watch — in the order that suits you best. Additional talks will be added throughout October. #MuseumIdeas

The Future of Museums is Antiracist
Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell, Head of Public Programs, Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C.

The Museum as a Contested Space
Melanie Keen, Director, Wellcome Collection, London

Museum Remedy: Pivot or Perish
Monica O. Montgomery, Cultural Consultant, Diversity Inclusion Practioner; Strategic Director, Museum Hue

Somali Museum UK: Our Story So Far
Hudda Khaireh, Associate of NUMBI, and trustee of Somali Museum UK

The More Things Change…
Nina Finigan, Curator Manuscripts, Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, New Zealand

Museums & Covid: Embracing the Unknown
Manal Ataya, Director General, Sharjah Museums, UAE

Future of Museums: Long Term Care
Esme Ward, Director, Manchester Museum

Moop: A Model for Collaborative Museum Practice
Lucy Malone, Co-Director, Museum of Ordinary People; Associate Lecturer, University of the Arts

Collaborative Collecting: Capturing Experiences of Ramadan During Covid-19
Aisling Serrant, Community Engagement Manager, Museum of London Docklands

Future of Museums: A Perspective from Singapore
Alvin Tan, Deputy Chief Executive, National Heritage Board, Singapore

Moving Forward with Purpose & Generosity
Emily Scott-Dearing, Content, Interpretation, and Public Engagement consultant

Engaging People as Active Citizens Responding to the Climate Crisis
Nick Merriman, Chief Executive, Horniman Museum & Gardens, London

The Museum as a Chorus of Voices
Russell Dornan, Digital Producer, V&A Dundee

Early Careers in Museums – Ambitions and Realities
Dominic Neergheen, Exhibitions Graduate, Wellcome Trust

The Personal is Political and Professional
Sufea Mohamad Noor, Development Assistant, Tate Liverpool

On the Process of Dismantling and (Re)building a Museum
Emily Siddons, Producer, Exhibitions, Museums Victoria, Australia

Rewriting the Rulebook: Engaging Museums with Underserved Audiences
Anjana Khatwa, Engagement Lead, and Kristina Broughton, Partnership Manager, Wessex Museums

The Anti-Racist Museum: Reflection and Progression
Richard Benjamin, Head, International Slavery Museum, Liverpool

Preparing for Post-Corona Challenges
Anna Hansen, Director, Regional Museum, Kristianstad, Sweden

Climate Change: We Need To Talk!
Veronica Reyeso, Communicator, Museum für Kommunikation Bern, Switzerland

Purpose Led Museums of the Future
Thanh Sinden, Specialist Consultant in Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement; Executive Committee Member, Museum Detox

Covid + Digital = Change!
Chris Michaels, Digital Director, The National Gallery, London

Centring LGBTQ+ Families
Katie Cassels, Families and Young People Manager; and Charlotte Paddock, Adults and Communities Participation Manager, Royal Museums Greenwich

Hasina Dabasia, Youth Programme Producer, Wellcome Collection

Museums: A New and Better Normal?
Matt Holmes, Co-Founder, West Midlands Emerging Museum Professionals

Has Cross-Sector Collaboration Helped Heritage?
Becki Morris, Director, Disability Collaborative Network; and Associate Consultant, EMBED

Looking to the Past and the Present
Katrina Lashley, Program Coordinator, Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum

Renewing Commitments to Accessibility and Inclusion
Sarah Wang, Adult Educator Trainer, Vancouver Art Gallery; Canada

The Case for Not Going Back to Normal
Kate Forde, Head of Exhibitions, Wellcome Collection

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