|Venue:||Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh|
Nicolson St, Edinburgh
|Event cost:||£75 members / £115 non-members|
The Museums Association's (MA) one-day career development and networking conference
A one-day professional
development and networking event aimed at museum professionals in the first
five years of their career.
The event, which is chaired by consultant,
facilitator and coach Hilary Carty aims to empower and inspire a
proactive museum staff who challenge themselves and the sector, and includes
keynotes, practical sessions and speed mentoring.
The programme aims to strike
a balance between professional development and bigger picture issues affecting
the sector such as diversity, funding, technological advancements and the
social and political landscape.
Developing a personal brand and networking with confidence
What can someone find out about you from a quick Google search? Otegha Uwagba,
brand consultant, writer and founder of Women Who, will give a talk on
how to develop a personal brand that open doors. Uwagba will shed light
on creating compelling online profiles and how museum professionals can
maximise their impact face-to-face, as well as how to get the most out
of networking opportunities.
Participatory session: Be a museum activist
Sharon Heal, director of the MA, will demonstrate how museum professionals can create change inside and outside their institutions.
Keynote: Taking a stand on diversity
Sara Wajid, head of interpretation, Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery and
founder of Museum Detox – a networking group for BAME museum
professionals will introduce Peju Oshin, a freelance educator at
London Transport Museum, who will discuss how tackling diversity at a
grassroots level raised her profile and resulted in an unexpected
Participatory session: How to embrace failure
Jess Turtle and Matt Turtle, co-founders of the Museum of Homelessness, reveal how they got an ambitious project off the ground with limited resources. Jess Turtle, who is also the Transformers coordinator at the Museums Association, will then lead a discussion on how to process failure and use it as a tool for empowerment.
- inspirational keynotes
covering a wide range of topics including: museum activism, embracing failure, diversity
and how new technology is shaping the future of museums
- delegates will get the
chance to quiz a panel of senior museum professionals about their careers
- speed mentoring with a
number of high profile professionals from museums, galleries and heritage sites
all over the UK
- networking events,
activities and games
- workshops designed to
empower delegates to reflect on their practice and equip them with skills in
fundraising, budgeting and social media.
Chris Henry, director
of heritage, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Stephen Allen, head of learning and programmes, National Museums Scotland
Sarah Munro, director of
the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art
Sebastian Deterding, founder of design agency Coding Conduct and senior
research fellow at the Digital Creativity Labs at the University of
We are offering Scottish Museums Federation members the Museums Association member rate. To book at this rate please download a booking form and return this along with a covering email stating that you are a Scottish Museums Federation member to email@example.com
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