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Speakers and Conference

Bonita Bennett from the District Six Museum in Cape Town spoke at Museum Ideas 2017

Explore the ideas shaping the future of museums. 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. You can expect an international speaker line-up and conference audience.

“An inspiring conference with passionate, generous people that are willing to share best practice openly, honestly, and with an open mind” – Roshni Hirani, Royal Museums Greenwich

Speaking at Museum Ideas 2019
Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell is a Washington, D.C. based cultural leader devoted to exploring ways to engage with marginalized audiences through art, museum, and social justice practice. She is a contributor to initiatives towards increasing equity and inclusion in museums including: Museum As Site for Social Action, The Empathetic Museum, and the National Summit for Teaching Slavery. Kayleigh recently served as Education Specialist with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, curating participatory public programs. Previously she launched the Women, Arts, and Social Change initiative at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, advancing the museum’s feminism advocacy. Kayleigh is now Supervisory Public Programs Specialist with Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Call for Papers: Museum Ideas 2019
We are now inviting expressions of interest and proposals for Museum Ideas 2019 and are looking to share pioneering ideas that help spark transformative change.

Interested in speaking at Museum Ideas 2019? Please contact Gregory Chamberlain –

Your proposal should include the following information:

• A working title and synopsis – at this stage a brief paragraph is fine
• Your name, job title and organisation

The deadline for proposals is Thursday 31 January 2019.

Speakers at previous Museum Ideas conferences include:

• Bonita Bennett, Director, District Six Museum, Cape Town
• Whitney Donhauser, Director, Museum of the City of New York
• Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
• Silvia Filippini-Fantoni, Director of Interpretation, Indianapolis Museum of Art
• Elizabeth Cotton, Head of Human History, Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum – New Zealand
• Manal Ataya, Director General, Sharjah Museums – United Arab Emirates
• Chris Michaels, Digital Director, The National Gallery, London – UK
• Katrina D. Lashley, Program Coordinator, Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum, Washington, D.C. – United States
• Robert Stein, Deputy Director, Dallas Museum of Art
• Kaywin Feldman, Director and President of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
• 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
• Andrew Lewis, Data and Insights Architect, Natural History Museum
• Jonas Heide Smith, Head of Digital, SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark
• Caryn Boehm, Creative Engagement Producer, Peabody Essex Museum
• Rosie Stanbury, Acting Head of Public Programmes, Wellcome Collection, London

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