The Fitzwilliam Museum. Image: Wikimedia commons (c) Andrew Dunn

Impact of Brexit to be discussed at next MA Members' Meeting

Geraldine Kendall Adams, 25.01.2017
East of England meeting takes place in Cambridge on 8 February
What will Brexit mean for your work? Join in the discussion at the first Museums Association (MA) Members’ Meeting of 2017, which takes place at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge on 8 February.

The meeting is free of charge for all Individual, Institutional and Corporate members of the MA. It will give attendees a chance to find out about the association’s policy priorities, funding programmes and workforce offer, as well as taking a look at some of the key topical issues affecting the museum sector.

The Royal Airforce Museum’s chief executive and MA board member Maggie Appleton will talk about the impact of Brexit on museums, while Malavika Anderson, cultural programmer at the University of Cambridge, will discuss how diversity can be supported in the sector.

There will be further presentations on audience research and on being an MA rep, as well as a case study of Peterborough Museum’s project to develop its Jurassic marine reptile and fish collection, which was funded with a grant from the MA’s Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund.
After listening to the speakers, attendees will have a chance to mingle with MA staff and fellow members over complementary drinks and nibbles. It is a great opportunity to find out about what the MA can do for you and meet new faces from museums, galleries and heritage sites in the East of England.

The meeting will run from 2pm to 6pm in the Grove Lodge Syndicate Room at the Fitzwilliam. Email Lorraine O’Leary at to book your free place.

And if you can’t make it to Cambridge, a number of other Members’ Meetings have just been confirmed for 2017. The Members’ Meeting - East of England will take place at Derby Silk Mill on 19 April, the Members' Meeting - Wales will be held in Swansea on 3 May (location to be confirmed), and the Members’ Meeting - North West will take place at the Harris Museum in Preston on 12 July.

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