Evening social events at Conference 2022 - Museums Association

Evening social events at Conference 2022

Unwind and have fun at our evening social events at this year’s Museums Association Conference in Edinburgh. Over three nights, delegates will have the opportunity to explore some of the city’s most beautiful and unique spaces after hours.

Opening party – Scottish National Portrait Gallery

1830-2030, Wednesday 2 November

Start off your conference experience at our opening night drinks reception at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. One of Edinburgh’s most remarkable buildings, the neo-gothic palace was the world’s first purpose-built portrait gallery. Our party will be held in the building’s famous Great Hall, where delegates can view its stained glass windows, stunning astrological ceiling and painted murals.

Main party – National Museum of Scotland

1900-2100, Thursday 3 November

Join us in the National Museum of Scotland’s breathtaking Grand Gallery for our main conference party, where you’ll have a chance to meet and mingle with colleagues amid some of the museum’s most dramatic objects, including the 19th-century lighthouse lens and the four-storey Window on the World display, the largest single museum installation in the UK.

Closing party – City Art Centre

1900-2030, Friday 4 November

Round off your conference at our closing reception at the City Art Centre. Located close to Waverley train station, the City Art Centre’s aim is to champion historic and contemporary Scottish visual and applied arts. Artworks from the centre’s Nationally Recognised collection of Scottish art are displayed on a rotating basis.