Subject specialist networks: what next?

What is the future for subject specialist networks?

With austerity measures biting hard the panel discuss how these networks might support public access to collections, promote excellence, encourage closer relationships with organisations outside the museum sector and develop a coherent philosophy for the continued role of specialists in museums.

A session from the Museums Association Conference & Exhibition 2016 in Glasgow.

John Orna-Ornstein, Director of Museums, Arts
Council England

Gail Boyle, Senior Curator (Archaeology), Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and Society for Museum Archaeology

Caroline Pegum, Researcher and Coordinator, National Portrait Gallery, London, and Understanding British Portraits

Paolo Viscardi, Curator, Grant Museum of Zoology, UCL and Natural
Sciences Collections Association