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Museum Ideas 2017, London: 3 days, 33 speakers, 8 workshops, 2 seminars, global conference

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Museum Ideas 2017

3-5 October, London – 3 days, 33 speakers, 8 workshops, 2 seminars and international conference

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Explore the ideas shaping the future of museums. Speakers from Asia, Africa, South America, North America, Australia and Europe will be sharing pioneering ideas about digital, collections, audiences and social impact.

The 3-day event features 33 speakers from 5 continents contributing to 8 workshops, 2 seminars and the main international conference. Join hundreds of museum colleagues from over 20 countries!

Register for Museum Ideas 2017 for a packed schedule of essential talks, valuable workshops and the opportunity to make exciting new connections. With fresh insights you can take directly back to your team, the conference will add tremendous value to your current work and is an active investment in the future and what you choose to do next.

Book your ticket online via PayPal at the top of the page or email if you prefer to receive an invoice for your ticket. Tickets are non-refundable but can be swapped between colleagues at the same organisation.

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

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.

Workshops and Seminars
Workshops and seminars take place on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 October in the Terrace Gallery and the Garden Room at the Museum of London. These events are free but space is more limited and they need to be pre-booked. See below for available spaces:

Tuesday 3 October – Garden Room, Museum of London
09.00–10.00: Building Community Through Storytelling – EVENT FULL
10.20–11.20: Museum Podcasting – EVENT FULL
11.40-12.40: Script, Build and Test a Multimedia Tour – – EVENT FULL
13.00-14.00: Chinese Museum Exhibition Design Industry – EVENT FULL
14.20-15.20: Engaging Visitors with Immersive Experiences – EVENT FULL
15.40-16.40: Democratising the Museum Environment – EVENT FULL

Wednesday 4 October – Terrace Gallery, Museum of London
09.00-10.00: Digital Strategy for Museums – – EVENT FULL
10.20-11.20: Exploring New Museum Models for the 21st Century – EVENT FULL
12.00-14.20: Digital Engagement Seminar – EVENT FULL
15.00-17.00: Museum Activism Seminar – – EVENT FULL

The main conference takes place on Thursday 5th October in the Weston Theatre at the Museum of London. Registration is from 8.25am – with the first speaker at 9.25am. The conference will close at 5.00pm. Your ticket gives you access to all the talks at the conference. Conference Programme:

08.25: Registration – tea and coffee in the Clore Learning Centre
09.25: Welcome to Museum Ideas 2017 – Tony Butler, Executive Director, Derby Museums (conference chair)
09.30: The Right to Remember – Bonita Bennett, Director, District Six Museum, Cape Town
10.00: Reinventing the City Museum – Whitney Donhauser, Director, Museum of the City of New York
10.30: Decolonising Curation at Birmingham Museums – Rebecca Bridgman AND Rachael Minott, Birmingham Museums
11.00: Morning break – tea and coffee in the Clore Learning Centre
11.40: Implementing Holistic Insights Management – Andrew Lewis, Data and Insights Architect, Natural History Museum
12.10: Everything Anywhere – Jonas Heide Smith, Head of Digital, SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark
12.40: Lunch – buffet lunch in the Clore Learning Centre
13.50: M+ Rover as a Case for Participatory Practice in Museum Learning – Winnie Lai, M+ Museum, Hong Kong
14.20: Experimental Theatre in the Historic House – Caryn Boehm, Creative Engagement Producer, Peabody Essex Museum
14.50: Habemus: Let’s Hack the Museums – Christian Díaz and Romina Frontini – HABEMUS//, Bahía Blanca, Argentina
15.20: Afternoon break – tea and coffee in the Clore Learning Centre
16.00: Collective Meaning Making – Rosalind Croker and Joanna Salter, National Maritime Museum, London
16.30: Talking To Strangers – Rosie Stanbury, Acting Head of Public Programmes, Wellcome Collection, London
17.00: Finish

Museum of London, 150 London Wall, EC2Y 5HN.

PLEASE NOTE THAT TUBE DRIVERS ARE PLANNING TO STAGE A 24-HOUR STRIKE ON THURSDAY 5 OCTOBER after voting in favour of industrial action in a dispute over working conditions. If the strike goes ahead this will probably affect your travel arrangements and we urge to plan ahead and find alternatives. Obviously the strike is outside of our control but we are very sorry for this potential travel disruption. If the tube is in service, the nearest stations are Barbican (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines) and St Paul’s (Central line). Buses to Museum of London are 4, 8, 25, 56, 100, 172, 242, 521.

Lunch and Refreshments
On the day of the main conference (5 Oct) lunch and refreshments will be provided. Over half of lunch options will be vegetarian. If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know if advance. Refreshments and lunch will not be provided on 3 and 4 October but there are a number of cafes nearby.

There will be informal pre and post conference drinks on Wednesday 4 October and Thursday 5 October. Drinks will be at the London Wall Bar & Kitchen (just next to the Museum of London).

Here are some suggestions to suit different budgets: Travelodge London Central City Road (EC1Y 1AG); Club Quarters Hotel Gracechurch (EC3V 0DR) or Club Quarters Hotel St Paul’s (EC4M 7DR); The Montcalm at the Brewery London City (EC1Y 4SA).

Please use #MuseumIdeas in your tweets about the conference and let your fellow conference delegates know you are taking part in the event this year.

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

Speakers at previous Museum Ideas conferences include: Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; Silvia Filippini-Fantoni, Director of Interpretation, Indianapolis Museum of Art; Robert Stein, Deputy Director, Dallas Museum of Art; Kaywin Feldman, Director and President of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Mike Sarna, ‎Director, Collections and Public Engagement, Royal Museums Greenwich; Rose Hiscock, Director, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Sydney; Synthia Griffin – Curator: Regeneration & Community Partnerships, Tate Modern; Seb Chan, Director of Digital & Emerging Media, Smithsonian, Cooper-Hewitt; Francesca Rosenberg, Director of Community and Access Programs, MoMA; Hadrian Ellory-van Dekker, Head of Collections, Science Museum, London; Peter Gorgels, Digital Communication Manager, Rijksmuseum; Pille Runnel, Research Director, Estonian National Museum; Kirsten Jensen, Audience Development Manager, Trapholt Museum, Denmark; JiaJia Fei, Director of Digital, Jewish Museum, New York; Ken Arnold, Creative Director, Medical Museion, Copenhagen; Gravity Goldberg, Associate Director of Public Programs, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco; Dan Hicks, Professor of Archaeology, University of Oxford; Jane Burton, Head of Content and Creative Director, Tate Media


Museum Ideas 2017 is 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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