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Museum Ideas 2017 Conference: Claiming Space and Making Change

© District Six Museum, Cape Town

Museum Ideas 2017 International Conference: Claiming Space and Making Change

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

Museum Ideas 2017 was the sixth edition of our annual international conference. It took place on 3–5 October 2017 and featured 33 speakers, 8 workshops, 2 seminars and the main international conference. Speakers from Asia, Africa, South America, North America, Australia and Europe shared pioneering ideas about digital, collections, audiences and social impact. The conference was chaired by Tony Butler.

Speakers included:

Bonita Bennett, Director, District Six Museum, Cape Town
Whitney Donhauser, Director, Museum of the City of New York
Rebecca Bridgman, Curator of Islamic & South Asian Arts and Curatorial Team Leader, Birmingham Museums
Tonya Nelson,Head of UCL Museums and Collections
Jon Sleigh – Learning Officer Arts Council Collection, Birmingham Museums
Adam Corsini – Archaeology Collections Manager, Museum of London
Russell Dornan, Digital Producer, V&A Dundee
Adele Patrick, Lifelong Learning and Creative Development Manager, Glasgow Women’s Library
Catherine O’Donnell, Engagement Officer, People’s History Museum, Manchester
Emily Miller, Head of Learning and Partnerships, Migration Museum Project
Jess Turtle and Matt Turtle, Co-Founders, Museum of Homelessness
Rachael Minott, Research Assistant, Birmingham Museums
Andrew Lewis, Data and Insights Architect, Technology Solutions, Natural History Museum, London
Winnie Lai, Assistant Curator, Learning and Interpretation, M+ Museum, Hong Kong
Caryn Boehm, Creative Engagement Producer, Peabody Essex Museum, Massachusetts
Christian Díaz and Romina Frontini – HABEMUS//, Bahía Blanca, Argentina
Rosalind Croker, Endeavour Learning Project Manager, National Maritime Museum, London
Rosie Stanbury, Head of Public Programmes, Wellcome Collection

Museum Ideas 2017 was sponsored by:
Absolute Museum & Gallery Products, Acoustiguide, ARTEX Museum Services, Ay-Pe, BECK Interiors, Chalk & Blade, Cogapp, Cultural Innovations, Extensis, Haley Sharpe Design, Historypin, Imagemakers, Imagineear, Locatify, Meyvaert Glass Engineering, Paragon Creative, Squint / Opera, Vernon Systems

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