People Power: Embedding Community Participation
12 September 2018
Glasgow Concert Halls

0930 – 1030 Registration and coffee

1030 – 1045 Christine McLellan, Logistics & Programming Manager, Glasgow Life
Welcome and introduction from the chair

1045 – 1200 Challenges
Paddy Gilmore, Head of Programmes, National Museums Northern Ireland and MA board member
Kayte McSweeney, Community Partnerships Manager: Participation and Collections, British Museum
Aileen Strachan, Content Delivery Manager, Paisley Museum
Delegates share their challenges to creating effective community participation programmes, followed by a panel discussion on how museums approach community participation and the challenges faced by colleagues

1200 – 1245 Rachel Thain-Gray, Project Coordinator, Equality in Progress, Glasgow Women's Library
Amy Calder, Senior Development Officer, YouthLink Scotland
Rachel Thain-Gray talks to YouthLink Scotland’s Amy Calder about the practicalities and possibilities of museums and other organisations working together

1245 – 1345 Lunch
During lunch, delegates are invited to participate a campfire workshop. Sam Jenkins and Anne Sharman from @Museum_Wellness, a new network for museum professionals to connect over mental health and wellbeing, offer support and encourage conversations. This is an optional and informal workshop designed to connect people and offer a safe space to share problems, with signposting to professional mental health support organisations available

1345 – 1500 Opportunities
Esther Amis-Hughes, Youth Engagement Officer, Leeds City Museum
Adam Corsini, Archaeology Collections Manager, Museum of London
Nia Williams, Head of Learning and Engagement, Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales
Facilitated panel discussion with questions about where the opportunities lie for working effectively with communities, whether that’s working with volunteers, co-curation or funding

1500-1600 Sharon Heal, Director, Museums Association
Sharon Heal leads a session that will allow delegates to explore a new framework for evaluating and supporting participatory practice developed by the Museums Association and supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation

1600 – 1645 Piotr Bienkowski, Project Director, Our Museum programme, Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Piotr Bienkowski leads a session that will encourage delegates to reflect on what they have learned during the day and how this might help them to support participatory practice in their own organisations.

1645 – 1700 Chair’s final thoughts and close