MA announces programme of workshops at Manchester 2017

Patrick Steel, 09.05.2017
Museum Practice and Careers Hub Workshop Programme is free to attend
The Museums Association (MA) has announced a programme of free workshops at its Annual Conference & Exhibition in Manchester.

The Museum Practice and Careers Hub Workshop Programme is divided into four themes: careers; collections, interpretation and exhibition design; learning and engagement; and technology and digital.

The workshops each run for half an hour, and will feature speakers including Sarah Fellows, the heritage activities officer at Dudley Canal & Tunnel Trust on how to improve access on a tight budget; Robert Campbell, the head of interpretation at English Heritage on creating external interpretation at Tintagel Castle; Alice Payne, the head of content at Art UK on techniques to diversify audiences; and Antonio Benitez, the director of the Manchester Science Festival on developing innovative events programmes to enhance exhibitions.

Other workshops will explore how to create audio tours using near field communication; tips for writing interpretation text; writing a successful CV; using storytelling in your museum; and writing an effective brief for freelancers.

And the MA’s professional development officer, Tamsin Russell, will be running a workshop on how to shine in interviews.

The workshops will take place in the exhibition hall of Manchester Central Convention Complex from 9.30am on 16-17 November. The programme is free to attend for all visitors and delegates.

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Museum Practice and Careers Hub Workshop Programme