Challenging Times: The World Turned Upside Down
For the first time, a two day conference in the East Midlands will look at how museums and heritage organisations can thrive within a challenging and changing environment.
In this fast changing, uncertain time, museums can offer continuity and stability that anchor people to their communities. This conference will explore the latest report findings with keynote speakers from the Arts Council, National Museums Directors Council, Save the Children UK and Association for Independent Museums. External factors influencing the future of museums, such as continued reductions in public funding and the changing desires and experiences of our visitors and communities will be explored. Expert speakers, case studies and participatory workshops will suggest ways to face these challenges through marketing, fundraising and audience development.
There will be opportunities to network with colleagues from across the region, as well as engage with your local heritage forum and other heritage bodies.
Day 1 – 26th April:
Tamalie Newberry: Executive Director , Association for Independent Museums
Tara Flannagan: Business Development Manager, National Holocaust Centre
Vic Langer: Director of Operations and Influencing – Save the Children UK
Claire Browne: Museum Development East Midlands – Regional Manager
Day 2 – 27th April:
Sharon Heal: Director of Museums Association
John Orna Ornstein – Director of Museums, Arts Council England
Jonathan Platt : Head of Heritage Lottery Fund East Midlands
Katie Childs – Policy and Projects Manager – National Museum Directors’ Council
More detailed agendas will be avialble shortly. Each day will also feature local case studies and participatory workshops.
Please note the ticket price includes lunch and refreshments throughout. All ticket sales go to supporting the conference.
Early Bird tickets with 10% discount off conference price are avilable till the 20th Feburary.
This conference is aimed at museums and heritage organisations of all sizes in the East Midlands, offering an opportunity to hear national speakers as well as local case studies.
There are a limited number of free spaces which can be applied for, for those organisations who may struggle to pay the conference fee. If you would like to discuss this option please contact Sarah Spurrier.
To book your ticket please click here.