Sara Wajid, Senior Manager, Public Programmes at Royal Museums Greenwich

MA to launch collections policy project at Future of Museums seminar

Rebecca Atkinson, 07.03.2018
Collection-focused one-day conference takes place on 20 March
The Museums Association (MA) will launch a major research project into collections at the forthcoming Future of Museums: Collections seminar, which takes place on 20 March at the Wellcome Collection in London.

There are still places available to attend the event, which will present bold views on the future of collections and collection management, as well as innovative ways that museums can work with communities and other partners to unlock the potential of the objects they hold.

The MA’s director, Sharon Heal, and policy officer, Alistair Brown, will introduce the new policy project, discuss examples of innovative collections practice, and share how the wider sector can participate in the research.

“This is a great opportunity to hear more about the MA’s major new research project on the future of collections and a chance to add your voice to the discussion,” Brown said.

Speakers on the day include Neil Curtis, the head of museums and special collections at Aberdeen University; Sara Wajid, the head of engagement at the Museum of London; Mark Carnall, the collections manager at Oxford University’s Museum of Natural History; and Subhadra Das, a curator at UCL Culture.

Topics that will be discussed include repatriation, rationalisation, decolonising museums and conflict resolution. The talks will be split across three themes - Being Brave, facilitated by Gillian Findlay, the curatorial and engagement manager at Museums & Galleries Edinburgh; Social Impact, facilitated by Sharon Heal; and Expertise facilitated by James Peto, the Wellcome Collection's head of programmes.


Programme and booking information for Future of Museums: Collections seminar