Watch keynote sessions from Glasgow 2016

Patrick Steel, 29.11.2016
See Jackie Kay, Oonagh Aitken and David Fleming address conference
"Any time I go into a museum, I'm really inspired by all the different ways of telling people's stories,” says Jackie Kay, the Scots Makar, Scotland’s national poet, addressing delegates at the Museums Association (MA) Conference and Exhibition 2016 in Glasgow.

Kay’s poetry-filled keynote speech is now available to watch online free, alongside talks about the transformative power of volunteering by Volunteering Matters chief executive Oonagh Aitken and the future of UK museums by Museums Association director David Fleming.

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Coming soon:

Alexandre Fernandes and Luiz Alberto Oliveira

The founders of the Museum of Tomorrow discuss how they opened a museum with only one object in its collection that uses digital communication in an innovative way to engage with its visitors, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and how it works closely with the deprived communities that live around it.

Free to speak

How can museums preserve their independence in the face of difficult demands and public controversy?

Working Class Heroes

Evidence is showing that social mobility in the culture sector is moving backwards. What can be done to arrest the decline?

Museums and health

How does museum culture need to change to embrace health and wellbeing impact?

Subject specialist networks: what next?

What is the future for subject specialist networks?

Scotland the Brave: cultural identity on a global stage

How do museums collect and reflect a desire for a distinctly Scottish cultural identity?

Partnerships for wellbeing

How can museums build strategic partnerships for wellbeing between health, social care and third sector organisations?

In conversation: Tonya Nelson, Kathryn Thomson, Gordon Rintoul, and David Mann

Museum directors discuss their ideas for the future of the sector and how they see their own organisations developing.

Links and downloads

Glasgow 2016 on YouTube

Museums Association Conference and Exhibition