Free programme of practical workshops at MA Conference

Nicola Sullivan, 26.07.2016
Workshops confirmed for Glasgow 2016
A free programme of workshops covering four key areas of museum practice will take place at the Museums Association (MA) Annual Conference and Exhibition in Glasgow.

The MP workshops will take place from 7-8 November in the exhibition hall and will be divided into the following streams:  technology and digital; audiences, learning and engagement; collections, interpretation and exhibition design; and commercial activities.

Visitors attending the workshops will have the opportunity to find how Scottish Natural Heritage created a fully immersive 3D virtual landscape, allowing visitors to explore more than 400,000 hectares of the Flow Country – a large expanse of peat bog in north east Scotland.   

London Transport Museum will reveal how new approaches to capturing and analysing visitors’ movements are helping to inform museum design and operations. 

The Hunterian will discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with the transfer of 1.3m objects, and the team behind Proud City – an exhibition exploring the lives of LGBTQIA people in Edinburgh – will reveal how they experimented with new ways of working to bring about radical change.

There will also be workshops on exploring how cultural institutions can use their brand to support income generation; forge international relationships; engage communities in the development of their collections; reinvigorate their storytelling techniques; involve volunteers in conservation work and improve their family offer.

Simon Stephens, the MA’s head of publications and events, said: “MP workshops are an integral part of the exhibition and conference because they provide visitors and delegates practical advice on key areas of museums’ work. This year’s programme will provide a fantastic showcase for the sector's creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.”
The MA Conference and Exhibition takes place 7-9 November at the SECC in Glasgow.


MP workshop programme

Glasgow 2016 conference guide

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