Museum development futures discussion at MA conference 2013
A panel of nationwide MDOs and museum development managers, including Museum Development East Midland’s Claire Browne, led a discussion session at the 2013 Museums Association Conference.
The following is a write up blog post of the discussion, from Oxford Aspire, a consortium of the four Oxford University Museums and Oxfordshire County Council Museums Service, funded by the Arts Council as a Major Partner Museum Service.
“Question Time: Museum Development…
At this year’s Museums Association conference, ASPIRE pitched and chaired a session on Museum Development, bringing together three MD deliverers from different parts of the country that deliver MD in different ways. The sessions looked at what has been working for regional MD services, where change is needed, and what the future might hold.
We kicked off the session, chaired by our own Lucy Shaw (ASPIRE Manager), by asking our panelists how MD works on their patch. Lucy explained that while each uses different methodologies to support their region – as each serves a very different area in terms of population size, demographics, diversity, travel links, economic development, tourism, etc. – there are areas of synergy, and lessons to be learned from differences.
To read the full blog entry from Oxford Aspire, please follow the link.. http://oxfordaspiremuseums.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/question-time-museum-development.html