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Museum Ideas 2019 Conference: Museums Challenge the Status Quo

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Museum Ideas 2019 International Conference: Museums Challenge the Status Quo

“Museum Ideas is a fantastic showcase for inspiring, creative projects and a great opportunity to meet and network with museum colleagues from across the globe. Looking forward to next year already!” – Lucy Morris, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Museum Ideas 2019 was the eighth edition of our annual international conference. It took place on 10-12 September 2019 at the Wellcome Collection and the Museum of London. The event welcomed delegates from 26 countries and featured speakers from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, India, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and the UK. The 2019 edition saw the fastest uptake of tickets since the conference launched eight years ago and the event was sold out months in advance. The pre-conference talks were chaired by Dan Hicks and the main conference day was chaired by Tony Butler.

Museum Ideas 2019 speakers

Speakers included:

Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell, Head of Public Programs, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Nina Finigan, Curator, Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, New Zealand
Joyoti Roy, Head of Strategy, CSMVS Museum, Mumbai, India
Nicola Bird, Project Manager, Multaka-Oxford; Oxford University Museums
Kate Forde, Head of Exhibitions, Wellcome Collection
Clare Barlow, Project Curator, Being Human, Wellcome Collection
Emily Siddons, Producer, Exhibitions, Museums Victoria, Australia
Ryan Jefferies, Head of Programs, Science Gallery Melbourne, Australia
Liam Wiseman, Relationship Manager, Museums, Arts Council England
Dan Vo, Project Coordinator, LGBTQ Tours, V&A
Dan Hicks, Professor of Contemporary Archaeology, University of Oxford
Abira Hussein, Associate Producer, All Change
Roz Currie, Curator, Islington Museum
Eilish Clohessy, Assistant Curator of Making, Derby Museum and Art Gallery
Anna Hansen, Director, Regional Museum, Kristianstad, Sweden
Martin Brandt Djupdræt, Head of Research & Presentation, Den Gamle By, Aarhus, Denmark
Lin Stafne-Pfisterer, Curator, National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Norway
Jo Darbyshire, visual artist and independent social history curator, Western Australia
Dani Parr, Director of Participation, Almeida Theatre, London, UK
Kati Price, Head of Digital Media and Publishing, Victoria & Albert Museum
Dafydd James, Head of Digital Media, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales
Aisling Serrant, Community Engagement Manager, Museum of London Docklands

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