Transformers: Influence programme dates announced

Patrick Steel, 05.06.2017
115 different institutions across the UK to take part
The Museums Association (MA) has announced the dates for its Transformers: Influence programme, which will see participants from 115 different institutions from across the UK take part over two days.

The first day, entitled Gearing up for Change, will look at changemaking and activism.

The second day, entitled Our Museum in Action, will use the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Our Museum programme to bring people from across the UK together to share knowledge, make new connections, and be inspired to make change happen through their museum working in active partnership with their communities.

Jess Turtle, the MA’s project manager, Transformers, said: “It is a packed programme over two days, with 115 different institutions taking part, and this is where we are going to see the impact of Transformers on a large scale.

“The programme will allow participants to take significant steps towards creating change, while developing their skills and gaining confidence through the associated events. It will help them to develop the tools to navigate the changes and challenges of an ever-changing sector.

“We are looking forward to seeing the learning being put into action.”

Participants at the workshops will have the opportunity to pitch a proposal for the Festival of Change, which will be part of the Museums Association Annual Conference in November, and ideas shared in the Influence programme will create topical programming and interventions throughout the conference.

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Workshop and conference dates

Gearing up for Change
Think Tank, Birmingham
19 June

Gearing up for Change
Galleries of Justice, Nottingham
21 June

Gearing up for Change
City Art Centre, Edinburgh
23 June

Our Museum in Action
Amgueddfa Cymru (National Museum Wales), Cardiff
24 July

Our Museum in Action
The Lightbox, Woking
26 July

Our Museum in Action
St Mungos Museum, Glasgow
28 July

Museums Association Conference & Exhibition
Manchester Central
16-18 November

Transformers is funded by: