MA Conference and Exhibition, Brighton, 3-5 October

Develop your museum practice at MA Conference

Yosola Olorunshola, 29.08.2019
Sessions on learning and engagement, curation, health and wellbeing and more
This year’s Museums Association (MA) Conference and Exhibition offers plenty of sessions exploring the latest thinking in learning and engagement, curation and health and wellbeing. 

The Learning curve roundtable on 3 October will share insights from the MA’s research into the state of museum learning and engagement in the UK. Over the past year the MA has spoken to more than 150 museum workers, funders and sector bodies to explore opportunities and challenges for the future of learning and engagement. The session is a chance to hear the emerging findings, learn from best practice and have your say.

Community-led content is another key theme in the 2019 programme, including a panel discussion on community curation with speakers from the Vagina Museum, Museum of Transology, Rukus! Archive and the Museum of Homelessness. 

Victoria Rogers, president of the Federation of Museums and Art Galleries of Wales, will chair a session on local museums for future generations to discuss what local museums across the UK can learn from Wales’s ambitious Wellbeing of Future Generations Act.

Sessions on gardens in museums and social prescription will highlight the role of museums in fostering health and well-being in communities.

The exhibition is free to attend and features seminars covering a wide range of museum practice. They include Giving up power, a talk by Bristol Culture on the role of community-driven content in the Bristol Black History Project, Rewriting the rules: sustainable museum learning on creating a financially sustainable museum education programme, and Harnessing the power of search engines which looks at using SEO to reach new audiences.


The MA Conference and Exhibition will take place at the Brighton Conference Centre on 3-5 October. Book your tickets today