Go your Own Way: Successful Freelancing in 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

Go your Own Way: Successful Freelancing in Museums

18 September 2024, 1100-1600
Online, Zoom

Freelancers and consultants are an essential part of the museum sector’s ecosystem – contributing their expertise and specialist skills, fresh perspective and support around skills development to museums big and small.

Whether you are entirely self-employed or balance freelance work alongside in-house roles, this is an essential event to support your journey. Delegates will receive in-depth advice on the practical realities of freelancing, from marketing and managing budgets, to pitching, negotiating and networking.

This event is aimed at people considering the move to freelance as well as those already working as a freelancers or consultants but want more support with the realities of self-employment.

A full programme will be available in due course.

Please note that this event will be recorded and available exclusively to delegates for three months. After that time, it will be made available to members on the Museums Association website.

We aim to present a diverse range of speakers from across the UK and internationally at our one-day conferences. If you are interested in speaking at one of our events, or have a project you’d like to see explored, please tell us more by emailing the Events Team.

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Event fees

Concessionary Member – £35
Member (Essential, Full, Institutional and Commercial members) – £45
Non-member – £65

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Inclusive event places

The Benevolent Fund will provide five free places to this event 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. The deadline to apply for an Inclusive Place is 12 noon on 4 September 2024.

Important booking information

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If you create a new record with a different email address your membership will not be recognised and you will be charged the incorrect fee. You can check and change your email address before booking.

Event details
Date 18 September 2024
Time 1100-1600
Location Online



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