David Anderson, the director general of National Museum Wales – Amgueddfa Cymru. Anderson will speak about the position of learning and development in museums today

MA announces programme for Future of Museums: Learning and Engagement

Alex Stevens, 13.02.2019
One-day conference takes place at National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, on 27 March
The Museums Association (MA) has announced the programme for the latest of its Future of Museums one-day conferences.

The Future of Museums: Learning and Engagement, taking place at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh on 27 March, will look at the pedagogical role of museums and how museum learning and engagement might develop.

Sessions will explore the situation in each nation of the UK, discuss emerging models of practice, and ask strategic questions about the coming years.

Speakers include former MA president David Anderson, the director general of National Museum Wales – Amgueddfa Cymru. Anderson’s influential report, A Common Wealth: Museums in the Learning Age was published 20 years ago, helping to define the place of learning and engagement at the centre of museum practice.

Anderson will reflect on changes in museums since the report’s publication and reassess the position of learning and development in the sector today, before taking part in a panel discussion on the direction of learning and engagement with Siobhan McConnachie, the head of education at National Galleries Scotland, and museum consultant Mark O’Neill.

Other speakers will include Dominique Bouchard, the head of learning and interpretation of English Heritage, Colleen Watters, the head of learning and partnerships at Ulster Museum, Stephen Allen, the head of learning and programmes at National Museums Scotland, and Wendy Gallagher, the head of learning and engagement at Manchester Museum.

The day will be chaired by MA board member Dhikshana Pering, the young people’s producer of London Borough of Culture 2020.

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