Purpose, Practice, Pizzazz
The conference forms part of Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust (IGMT)’s Museum Development programme, funded by Arts Council England. It will be an opportunity for museums to consider their purpose in today’s challenging world. Workshops will reflect on and explore best practice from both within and outside of the heritage sector. You can also expect an added sprinkling of energy and pizzazz.
Join us in person at Coalbrookdale for full access to our programme of speakers and workshops during the day and an optional evening networking event. Or join us online to watch the plenaries streamed live and access the Museum Data Service workshop.
The conference is free and includes lunch and refreshments for in person delegates. With plenty of opportunities to network and meet with sector partners including Arts Council England, this is a key date for your diary.
Bookings are now closed.
Since 2016 we have welcomed over 550 delegates from local, regional and national organisations to four jam-packed conferences. The covid pandemic paused our conference programme so we are thrilled to host Conference 2023 as a hybrid event at Coalbrookdale. The day will be filled with inspirational speakers and thought provoking workshops.
“There was a really great range of inspiring speakers and workshops covering such important and current matters. It was especially good to hear from leaders at ACE and the NLHF explaining processes and being clear about their objectives, making themselves very accessible.” Conference delegate 2019
[As a result of attending conference I will] “Try and experience the organisation with more awareness of how it might present to a wide range of potential users – how might we be unattractive to certain groups – what can we do to be more relevant to a wider audience” Conference delegate 2019
“The WMMD conference was so well run, with great speakers and a lot of very interesting conversations” Conference delegate 2019