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Conference 2020

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Date: Thursday 19th March 2020

West Midlands Museum Development is delighted to announce details of its fifth annual conference in March.

Funded by Arts Council England (ACE), the conference brings together the region’s museums, art galleries and heritage sites to network, share news and best practice from within and outside the heritage sector.

Our host:

Dr Annie Gray, food historian and broadcaster

Our speakers:

Paul Allen, Centre for Alternative Technology
​’Zero Carbon Britain’ Paul will explain that technologies already exist to meet zero carbon targets

Carl Bell, Whitaker Museum
​’Necessity is the Mother of Invention’​ Carl will look at how building our individual resilience strengthens the whole organisation.

Chris Copp, Rural Museums Network
‘Reaping the Rewards: understanding rural collections’

Zelina Garland-Rowan, ACE
‘​Let’s Create’ Zelina will give a snapshot of ACE’s new 10 year strategy

Annie Gray
‘Interpretation with Food’

Henrietta Lockhart, Winterbourne House and Garden
‘Exhibitions on a Shoestring’ Henrietta will discuss the challenges and achievements of putting on exhibitions with a small budget.​

Sarah Scarlet-Farr, George Marshall Medical Museum
‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ In a short talk Sarah will highlight the medical collections have been used to benefit the health and wellbeing of the public, volunteers and staff.

Our workshops:

Money Isn’t a Dirty Word: Creating Profitable Events Programmes – Abi Betteridge and Ella Hewitt, RAF Museum
Museum Explorers – Matt Johnson, Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery
Escape Games in Museums – John Sear, Museum Games
Confident Bid Writing Skills – Jenni Waugh, Independent Consultancy

For more information about the workshops click here.

With plenty of opportunities to network, meetings available with sector partners including AIM, Accreditation, Arts Connect, Collections Trust, Heritage Volunteer Group, Kids in Museums, National Lottery Heritage Fund and The Audience Agency this is a key date for your 2020 diary.

This event is open to all museum staff and volunteers based in the West Midlands.

19 March 2020 9.15am-6pm

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, Coalbrookdale TF8 7DQ

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