‘Breaking Boundaries’ – A FREE Conference to Help Museums Build Resilience


16 Mar 2017 – 17 Mar 2017

As part of our Major Partner Museum and Museum Development Programmes we are organising a free 2-day conference to help other museums and heritage organisations build resilience by thinking beyond traditional boundaries.

The conference, ‘Breaking Boundaries’, funded by Arts Council England, will be held at Enginuity on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 March 2017 and is open to anyone working in a museum, art gallery or heritage organisation.

There will be a packed, informative and interesting agenda over the two days covering topics including fundraising, diversity, attracting young people, digital technology and the media.  Each day there will be with ‘The Big Debate’ where a panel, chaired by conference host Paul Birch, will discuss and debate a key question. This will be followed by innovative workshops to get delegates thinking about issues and topics affecting heritage organisations.

Keynote speakers and workshop leaders include Abid Hussain from Arts Council England, Gary Hall from Culture Coventry, Lucy Woodbridge from the Natural History Museum, Dr Sharon Redrobe from Twycross Zoo, Andrew Lovett from the Black Country Living Museum and Anna Brennand from The Ironbridge Gorge Museums.

‘Breaking Boundaries’ will be a fantastic opportunity to network with museum colleagues, hear from speakers with a wealth of experience and participate in forward-thinking workshops.

‘Breaking Boundaries’ is on Thursday 16 March, 10am - 4.30pm, and Friday 17 March, 10am – 4pm, delegates can choose to attend on both days or just one.  Registration and welcome coffee will be at 9.15am on both days. 

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