Future of Museums: Curation *POSTPONED*

25 March 2020, Wellcome Collection, London
Museums Association One-Day Conference

*After careful consideration, the Museums Association (MA) has decided it is necessary to postpone our forthcoming one-day conferences and members’ meetings in response to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

The MA can provide a full refund to anyone who has booked on to these events. Alternatively, your booking will be honoured when the event is rescheduled or can be transferred to any of the MA’s other upcoming one-day events. Please contact the Events Team to discuss your options.

We will continue to assess the situation in relation to our other events. Please visit the website for further updates.*

This one-day conference, part of the Museums Association’s Future of Museum’s series, explores how curation is changing and discusses what tomorrow’s museum curators might look like or do.

The past few decades have seen a huge shift in our understanding of who or what a curator can be.

Derived from Latin word curare, meaning to take care, the traditional ideal of the curator as an esteemed academic is slowly dissolving, making space for a more inclusive approach that values lived experience, different perceptions and innovative new approaches.

You will hear from a diverse range of speakers and have the chance to take part in discussions exploring:

  • Curating the Climate Crisis
  • Curators are not neutral
  • Participatory Practice

Speakers include:

Cedar Lewisohn, Site Curator, Southbank Centre
Laura Humphreys, Curatorial & Collections Engagement Project Manager, Science Museum Group
Bridget McKenzie, Climate Museum UK and Flow Associates
Tim Corum, Director, Curatorial and Public Engagement, Horniman Museum and Gardens
Deirdre Robertson, Head, Dundee Heritage Trust
Teresa Cisneros, Inclusive Practice Lead, Wellcome Collection
Aidan Moesby, Resident Curator, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
Claire Mead, Curator and Queer Museum Activist
Lola Sanchez-Jauregui, Curator of Art Collectors (Museum & Art Gallery), University of Glasgow
Lucy Malone, Co-Founder, the Museum of Ordinary People
Jolie Booth, Co-Founder, the Museum of Ordinary People


Museums Association members
Individual member: full or essential - £125
Individual member: student, retired, volunteer or unwaged - £55
Individual member: prospective AMA member - £95
Corporate or Institutional member - £125   

Non-members - £195

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