Exploring how museums can create better places to live and work
We’re delighted to confirm that our hybrid Conference 2022 will be held at Edinburgh International Conference Centre from 3 to 5 November 2022, and will also be available online for remote attendees.
With hope growing that the worst of the global pandemic is over, this year’s conference explores how museums can create better places to live and work in a post-Covid world. To do this, museums need to tackle a number of crucial issues, including the climate crisis, inequalities and racism, the legacy of empire, and wellbeing.
Conference sessions will cover:
- How museums can become more sustainable organisations and use their collections, buildings and knowledge to support communities to make positive environmental changes
- What systemic racism is; what an anti-racism museum looks like and what changes we need to create inclusive organisations
- Wellbeing and how museums can support workforce wellbeing and work with their communities to recover from the pandemic
- The legacy of empire and slavery, including how can we empower communities to help decolonise our museums in a dynamic, collaborative and inclusive way
We look forward to welcoming you to the wonderful city of Edinburgh, whether in person or online.
You can now browse the programme and find out what to expect in Edinburgh or online.
Conference fees 2022
When booking please make sure you are logged in with the email associated with your membership, or that you have your organisation selected on your profile otherwise the wrong fee may be calculated.
Our institutional and commercial members can book all-staff online only access to Conference 2022 for £600.
Grants and financial support
We know attending conferences can be costly, so we’ve compiled a list of professional development and training funding sources from across the UK to help with your search for financial support.
The Benevolent Fund will provide free places to attend this event in Edinburgh or online to individual members who face barriers due to ethnicity, disability, socio-economic background, and gender identity or sexual orientation (LGBTQ). These free places are part of our wider work towards creating a more inclusive sector. We will also support any accessibility requests such as provision of British Sign Language (BSL), audio description or closed captioning.
Successful applicants to attend Conference in Edinburgh will be able to claim up to £250 from the Benevolent Fund to support their travel and accommodation costs. Details of how to claim will be provided after 10 September.
The deadline to apply for an inclusive place is 12 noon on 10 September.
Accessibility information for the conference centre can be found on the EICC website. Further event-specific accessibility information for both in-person and online attendees will be made available closer to the time.