MA conference explores Radical Futures

Nicola Sullivan, 22.04.2015
Conference will explore diversity, ethics, funding and cultural value
The Museums Association (MA) has released full details of its annual conference, which will be based on the theme Radical Futures.
The event, which will take place between 5-6 November at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham, comes at a critical time for the museums sector, which is being affected by changing politics, cuts, devolution and shifting public expectations.

Delegates will have the opportunity to debate and discuss these issues with colleagues from around the UK and abroad.

Among those speaking at the event are Darren Henley, the chief executive of Arts Council England, David Fleming, the president of the MA and the director of National Museums Liverpool.

There will also be a series of linked sessions that will challenge some of the assumptions and myths surrounding the diversity debate. These sessions will also look at how museums can diversify audiences and work with local communities to tell different stories.
The MA’s annual conference and exhibition is the largest event of its kind for museum and heritage professionals in Europe with over 1,500 attendees from all over the world coming together to discuss the key issues affecting the sector.

There will be more than 90 stands at the exhibition, bringing delegates the latest practice, technology and hardware from suppliers and consultants. 

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Birmingham 2015: information and booking