Exhibition 2016 is jam-packed with free events and activities

Geraldine Kendall Adams, 26.10.2016
See this year's Exhibition Guide for the full exciting programme
It's less than two weeks until the Museums Association’s (MA) Exhibition 2016, and our complete exhibition guide - published today - features a jam-packed line-up of free events and activities on offer for exhibition visitors and conference delegates.

The museum sector’s leading suppliers will be on hand to showcase their latest products and technology, with on-stand demos and special offers available on many stands.

Discover the impact that museums can have on people’s lives at our Museums Change Lives pop-ups, which will showcase work from two innovative museum projects. Visitors can meet students from the Scottish Maritime Museum's boatmaking school and watch them showing off their craft on the exhibition floor, or find out more about My Primary is at the Museum, a project run by King’s College London that saw hundreds of children being taught full-time in museums.

Take a break from conference sessions to visit the Playful Interventions stall, running all day on Monday 7 November, where staff from the Happy Museum Project and More Playful Playtimes will offer imaginative reflections on the power of museums and people.

The Creative Museums stall, hosted by Battersea Arts Centre, is the place to go for anyone who wants to spark change in their organisation, experiment with new ideas or draw audiences into rich and stimulating encounters.

And don’t forget to vote for the best looking stand and best product in this year’s Exhibitor Awards. Votes must be cast on our brand new conference app, which is free to download on Android or Apple devices for all conference delegates and registered visitors. The winners will be announced at a special afternoon ceremony on the exhibition floor on Tuesday 8 November, where wine and refreshments will be served.  

Exhibition 2016 also offers a lively programme of 28 Museum Practice workshops, as well as the Careers Hub, a new addition to the exhibition this year featuring sessions on a range of workplace issues.

Finally, the Networks Hub will give visitors a chance to meet and mingle with a wide range of specialist organisations that support museums, including the Touring Exhibitions Group, the National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing and a number of Subject Specialist Networks. 

Exhibition 2016 runs alongside the MA conference at the SECC in Glasgow on 7-8 November. Entrance is free but visitors should register online in advance (conference delegates will be automatically registered).


Download the full guide to Exhibition 2016 (pdf)

Register online for Exhibition 2016