Conference 2024: The Joy of Museums - Museums Association

Conference 2024: The Joy of Museums booking open now – Book before 31 March 2024 for a 10% discount

Conference 2024: The Joy of Museums booking open now – Book before 31 March 2024 for a 10% discount

Conference 2024: The Joy of Museums

12-14 November 2024
Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds
Booking now open! Book by 31 March 2024 to get a 10% discount

We’re delighted to announce that MA Conference 2024 will be held on 12-14 November 2024 at the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds.

This year’s conference is celebrating the innovation, inventiveness and creativity that make our museums such incredible places.

We face many challenges as a sector and society, yet museums continue to deliver transformative experiences that have a deep and lasting impact on people’s lives. Our work with our communities is more important than ever – and it is worth celebrating and advocating for.

Whether it is our engaging learning programmes, inspiring exhibitions or innovative community engagement projects, we are committed to offering inclusive, welcoming and engaging spaces.

Conference looks at how the sector continues to innovate, working closely with communities to use our collections to tell new stories, developing productive partnerships and embracing the opportunities created by new technology.

We explore how museums of all types and sizes are having a real impact on society, improving health and wellbeing, creating better places to live and work and offering spaces for debate and reflection.

We discuss the importance of ethics – and how values such as inclusivity, equity and social justice bring communities together at a time of increasing intolerance and division, and we’ll explore how museums at the heart of their communities can help people to better understand themselves and others.

Attending the conference gives you the new ideas, practical advice, and peer support you need to inspire you. So, join us in Leeds and online to celebrate the joy of museums and share your ideas how we can continue to deliver amazing work.

Session proposals

Applications are now open for session proposals. Find out more and submit yours via our proposals page.

Fees

At the Royal Armouries – full conference
Student, retired, volunteer and unwaged members
£270
Individual, institutional and commercial members
£365
Non-members
£550
At the Royal Armouries – single day
Student, retired, volunteer and unwaged members
£180
Individual, institutional and commercial members
£240
Non-members
£360
Digital access – whole conference
Student, retired, volunteer and unwaged members
£50
Individual, institutional and commercial members
£65
Non-members
£95
All staff at institutional and commercial members
£650

Fees shown are the full pre-discount fees, book by 31 March 2024 using discount code EARLY10CONF to get a 10% discount on these fees.

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.

Please also ensure you select the correct event package depending on whether you are attending online only (both days); for the full event in person; on Tuesday 12 November only in person; or on Wednesday 13 November only in person. Single days are not available for online only bookings.

Multiple in person booking discounts

Institutional members who book in person full conference (or single day equivalents) for 10 or more members of staff can receive a 20% discount. If booking over 15 full conference places the discount is 30%. Please email events@museumsassociation.org for more information.

For information on funding your conference experience, please see our grants and financial support page.

All-staff online attendance bookings

Our institutional and commercial members can book all-staff online only access to Conference 2024 for £650.

What’s included?

Our programme of sessions runs for two days over 12-13 November, plus on 14 November all in-person delegates are invited to take part in a programme of free tours around Leeds. There will also be three social events taking part over conference on the evenings of 11, 12 and 13 November.

If you are attending in person, the price includes attending all sessions and social events on the day(s) selected, plus the day of museum tours. It also includes morning and afternoon tea and coffees and a vegetarian/vegan lunch on 12-13 November.

For delegates attending online, you will be able to engage with live-streamed sessions over the two days, meet and interact with colleagues on our conference platform, and pose questions to our speakers. Please note that not all sessions will be live-streamed, with some available for in-person delegates only.

And if you miss anything, all delegates will also be able to view all the live-streamed sessions online for free after the event.

Everything you need to know

Check out our handy guide to everything you need to know about Conference 2024 as an in-person delegate, including information about getting to the venue, accessibility, sustainability and more.

Event details
Date 12-14 November 2024
Location Royal Armouries Museum
Armouries Drive
Leeds
LS10 1LT
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