Derry/Londonderry

Come to free MA Members’ Meetings across the UK

Patrick Steel, 05.06.2018
Meetings in Derry/Londonderry, Bristol, Newcastle, Glasgow and Birmingham
The Museums Association (MA) is encouraging members to attend its free Members’ Meetings to help shape the MA’s policy and learn more about the organisation’s work across the UK.

The MA’s events in Derry/Londonderry on 13 June and in Newcastle on 6 July will include presentations on the MA’s Collections 2030 initiative, funds that the MA administers including the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund, and talks from the MA’s president Maggie Appleton, and director Sharon Heal.

The Derry/Londonderry event will reveal more about the MA's plans for this year's annual conference and exhibition in Belfast.

Attendees at both events will also have an opportunity to network, meet their local MA representatives, and hear from sector leaders in their area.

Speakers at the Derry/Londonderry meeting include Aeidin McCarter, the head of culture at Derry City and Strabane District Council, Roisin Doherty, the curator at Derry City and Strabane District Council Museum and Heritage Service, and Julieann Campbell, the heritage and programmes coordinator at the Museum of Free Derry.

And speakers at the Newcastle meeting include Iain Watson, the director of Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, and Sarah Cotton, the keeper of contemporary collecting at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, who will be talking about the Women of Tyneside exhibition, which is supported by Esmée Fairbairn Collections funding.

“These meetings are a great opportunity for MA members to engage with the MA’s work, help shape our policy across the UK, and network with like-minded professionals,” says Simon Stephens, the MA’s head of publications and events. “It is also a good chance to hear about what is going on in your area and get the inside track on the sector.”

Members’ Meetings will also take place in Bristol at M Shed on 11 June, in Scotland at the Glasgow Women’s Library on 11 September, and in the West Midlands at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery on 28 November.

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