Last chance to propose a session for the MA Conference

Geraldine Kendall Adams, 31.01.2019
Submit your session proposals by 3 February
There are just a few days left to submit your session proposal for the Museums Association (MA) Conference & Exhibition 2019, which takes place on 3-5 October in Brighton.

The theme for the event is Sustainable and Ethical Museums in a Globalised World. The deadline for submissions is 3 February.

“We are really excited about our plans for Brighton 2019,” said Simon Stephens, the head of publications and events at the MA. “The theme feels very timely and we think it will attract some really exciting session proposals.”

The conference will explore how museums can respond to major challenges such as social and political upheaval, demographic changes, rising inequalities and climate change.

It will look at how the sector can help to create a more sustainable world, how it can communicate challenges such as poverty and climate change to audiences, and how museums can support campaigns that are working for a fairer and more sustainable society.

What does the environmentally, financially and socially sustainable museum of the future look like? How can institutions adapt to a rapidly changing world and what of kind leadership is needed in the sector to make change possible?

In the age of globalisation, it is more important than ever for museums to have ethics at their core. The conference will also interrogate the ethical implications of the international partnerships we seek to develop, how we confront the legacies of empire, and the role of global tourism in a more sustainable world.


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MA Conference 2019 session proposal form