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Conference 2022 content

Watch content from our 2022 MA Conference, which was held in Edinburgh and online on 3-5 November 2022.

Museums Change Lives Awards 2022
Discover the winners of our Museums Change Lives Awards 2022 from the amazing shortlist of museum projects and people delivering social impact in their communities.
Elaine Heumann Gurian
Elaine Heumann Gurian is a consultant, adviser, practitioner, writer and lecturer. In this plenary address, Elaine reflects on the impact of Covid and the Black Lives Matter movement as we think about the world of work.
Hannah Lavery
Hear from award-winning poet and playwright Hannah Lavery, who was appointed the Edinburgh Makar in 2021.
Leading change
Key figures in the sector discuss what type of leadership is needed in times of crisis such as this and what leadership might look like going forward.
Shifting the narrative
A panel discusses the role of culturally specific community museums in the US, looking at how their approaches have been used to shift narratives and model racial equity.
Museums for Climate Justice
This year the Museums Association launched our Museums for Climate Justice campaign. In this session, speakers discuss how museums can take action for climate justice.
Empire, Slavery & Scotland's Museums
Members of the Empire, Slavery & Scotland’s Museums Project Steering Group discuss how empire, colonialism and historic slavery can be addressed using museum collections and museum spaces.
Mutual support
The pandemic has brought the mental health of the workforce into stark focus. This panel discussion highlights the approaches taken by Scotland's geographic forums, shares best practice and explores what more can be done.
Our Shared Cultural Heritage
Our Shared Cultural Heritage has introduced new models for engaging underrepresented young people with heritage. Hear from young people involved in the programme about their experiences.
Adapting to change
This session explores how museums can use their existing and future collections to support communities to adapt to loss of place and culture as a result of climate change.
Collaborative approaches to restitution
This panel discussion focuses on collaborative approaches to restitution and decolonising collections, with speakers drawing on their experiences of pioneering new ways of working.
Grief and loss
Hear how the Jewish Museum London worked in partnership with mental health experts at Grief Encounter to create a workshop that helps children to talk about the topic of loss.
I will go anywhere, provided it be forward
The David Livingstone Birthplace Museum addresses community-led collections research, international partnerships and anti-racist training in the context of legacies of slavery and colonialism.
Decarbonisation at SS Great Britain
The SS Great Britain Trust has committed to become carbon neutral by 2030. Find out more about the work which is underway to adapt the conservation system to meet this ambitious target.
Tru Vue
Optium Museum Acrylic and UltraVue Laminated glass are increasingly known solutions for framing projects. Learn more about a variety of applications including display cases and double-sided plinths.
PatronBase
Jonathan, a Senior Partnership Manager at PatronBase, will be discussing the key features of PatronBase's range of software programmes and their successes within the museums and attractions sector.

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