Ten free places at MA conference for under-represented groups

Geraldine Kendall Adams, 17.10.2018
Inclusive places available for next month’s conference in Belfast
The Museums Association (MA) is offering 10 free places at our Annual Conference & Exhibition in Belfast next month to groups that are particularly under-represented in the UK museum sector.

The inclusive places are available to people who face barriers due to ethnicity, disability and class. They are being offered as part of the MA’s wider work towards creating a more inclusive conference and sector.

The MA will also support any accessibility requests such as the provision of British Sign Language (BSL) or a support worker.

The association will be working with groups in the sector such as Museum Detox, Museum as Muck, the Disability Cooperative Network for Museums and others to publicise these opportunities. Applicants must be MA individual members.

Simon Stephens, the MA’s head of publications and events, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer these 10 free places to ensure our conference is representative of all people in the sector.

“The MA is deeply committed to diversity, equality and inclusion, and it is vital that we reflect that commitment in our annual conference. We look forward to welcoming all delegates to Belfast next month for what promises to be an radical, exciting and thought-provoking few days.”

The MA's Annual Conference & Exhibition takes place on 8-10 November at the Belfast Waterfront. Applications must be submitted no later than Monday 29 October for consideration.

Apply online to request an inclusive place at the MA conference

Alternatively, a request form can be downloaded below. Please email the completed form to lorraine@museumsassociation.org