Welcome to Museum Ideas 2021. Normally each year hundreds of museum workers from around the world meet up in-person at the Museum of London for the annual Museum Ideas conference. However, due to the pandemic we were not able to plan for the conference to be in-person this year. So, like the 2020 edition, the Museum Ideas conference this year will be online, on-demand and free-to-view with no subscription, membership or ticket required.
We do have a full programme on in-person study days and conference now available to book for 2022.
Making Museum Ideas 2021 free is a practical act of solidarity with museum workers. We hope the online talks provide a space to explore how museums can be reimagined as ethical, people focused organisations in a time of growing inequality, environmental emergency, and economic and political crisis. The online talks will be made available on 30 November 2021.
Speakers will include: Katy Ashton, Director, People’s History Museum; Laura Pye, Director, National Museums Liverpool; Reyahn King, Chief Executive, York Museums; Rosie Stanbury, Head of Public Programmes, Wellcome Collection; Pailagi Jaimin Pandya, Curator, Mackenzie House Museum, Toronto; and Tony Butler, Executive Director, Derby Museums.
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