Price freeze for delegates at Conference 2014

Geraldine Kendall, 12.03.2014
Book now to benefit from last year's conference rates
Booking is now open for the Museums Association (MA) Annual Conference & Exhibition 2014, which takes place in Cardiff on 9-10 October this year.

Delegate rates are currently frozen at last year’s prices, so be sure to book early and benefit from this great offer.

An exciting programme of debates, keynotes and fringe events is currently in the works.

This year’s conference will take the MA’s landmark Museums Change Lives campaign as one of its driving themes. Another key idea is resilience – look out for a number of helpful sessions on how museums can ride out the tough funding climate.

As always, delegates will have a range of opportunities to network with other museum professionals from far and wide. Come Dine With Me, which had its popular debut last year, gives people the opportunity to sign up for dinner with their choice of key figures in the museum sector.

New to the programme are pop-up museums, which will see mini-exhibitions turning up in unexpected places both inside and outside the conference centre.

Returning to Cardiff for the first time in 17 years, the conference will of course have a strong Welsh flavour, celebrating the best of the nation’s museums, food, language and culture.

Sharon Heal, the MA’s head of publications and events, said: “One of the highlights this year will be Mat Fraser's performance piece, Cabinet of Curiosities; How Disability was Kept in a Box, which promises to be challenging, entertaining and thought-provoking.

“There is a theme on Museums Change Lives and a series of sessions in the Resilience Room will help delegates with practical survival tips.

“There's a wide range of other content including training, careers café, off-site sessions, pop-up museums and workshops. There are lots of networking opportunities at conference and breakfast tours, Come Dine With Me and the social events will provide the social glue to bring people together."

The MA Annual Conference & Exhibition 2014 takes place on 9-10 October at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff.

Book your place at Cardiff 2014 now