Conference 2023 content - Museums Association

Conference 2023 content

Watch content from our 2023 MA Conference, which was held in Newcastle-Gateshead and online on 7-9 November 2023.

Chi Onwurah
Hear from Chi Onwurah, member of parliament for Newcastle upon Tyne Central and shadow minister for science, research and innovation.
Presidential address and AGM 2023
Hear from our president Gillian Findlay and director Sharon Heal about our work and plans for the year ahead, and watch the proceedings of our AGM.
Museums Change Lives Awards 2023
Discover the winners of our Museums Change Lives Awards from the amazing shortlists of museum projects and people delivering social impact in their communities.
Shanaz Gulzar
Hear from Shanaz Gulzar, an artist and producer, in her capacity as creative director of Bradford 2025, UK City of Culture.
Jess Thom
Hear from writer, artist and part-time superhero Jess Thom, who co-founded Touretteshero in 2010 as a creative response to her experience of living with Tourette’s Syndrome.
The curse of permanence
Mark O’Neill, Jette Sandahl and Sara Wajid have an honest, hard-hitting conversation on shifts and changes in museum practice and reflections on what progress has been made and what still needs to be done.
Disability representation and rights
A panel focuses on how museums can develop anti-ableist approaches to rethinking disability representation, reframing societal conversations around disability, and tackling contemporary discrimination.
A crisis in English civic museums
Many civic museums are on the brink of collapse. What happens to England's national story once all of us are gone? And would a national strategy make a difference to our collective fate?
The power of engaging families
As young people are a priority audience for Art Fund and UK museums, more funded projects are focussing on engaging this audience. Great North Museum: Hancock and Tŷ Pawb will share key learnings from programmes they've created with Art Fund support to engage families.
Bloomberg Connects
Join a global community of more than 300 cultural institutions offering rich experiences for visitors through Bloomberg Connects. Discover the platform's capabilities and learn how your institution can become part of this network.

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