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A Culture of Lates: how do Museum Lates build audiences & generate income?

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A Culture of Lates: how do museum Lates build audiences & generate income? The conference for museum/gallery after-hours events programmers, venue decision-makers, independent producers and night-time economy people.

Date: Friday 1 June

Time: 10am – 5:30pm

Place: National Gallery, London

Tickets: Tickets are £109 including lunch, refreshments and after conference drinks party + discount to National Gallery comedy event

Are you an events producer keen to start a fresh programme at your museum, gallery, library or historic house? Perhaps you’re a ‘Lates Leader’, creating exciting after-hours events for your town’s night-time cultural offer? Or do you want your museum to play a more active role in your town’s night-time economy, but don’t know where to start?

If any of these sound like you, then ‘A Culture of Lates’ is the one sector conference not to miss this summer! Come and explore the role of after-hours events in the context of the night-time economy, meet and network with museum programmers and event organisers from all over the UK, join the debate, learn how after-hours programming will generate income for your organisation and take home top tips on running a successful and unique event.

A stellar line-up of speakers has already been confirmed including:

  • Kim Streets, Chief Executive Musuems Sheffield (our keynote from the museum sector)
  • The Godperson of Lates, the original Lates programmer who started it all off at the V&A in 2001
  • Ashlie Hunter, Producer of Public Programs, Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Bill Griffiths, Head of Programmes at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, creator of Newcastle/Gateshead's annual culture crawl The Late Shows
  • Tatiana Getman, Head of special projects & events, The State Tretyakov gallery
  • Neil Mendoza, entrepreneur and consultant who recently published the DCMS Mendoza Review, an independent review of museums in England
  • Marilyn Scott, Director of the Lightbox in Woking, whose Thursday Lates attract a new audience of local young professionals
  • Ojay McDonald, acting Chief Executive, Association of Town & City Management
  • Tim Ross, Australian comedian, TV presenter and host of 2017’s ‘Man about the BT Tower’ event, who will explain how he uses comedy to create original heritage interpretation events and Instagram to market them
  • Abigail Daikin, Events Director at Time Out, the media outlet that supports Lates all over the world
  • Aowen Jin, Artist & Social Commentator
  • Sam Bompas, Experience Designer and Jellymonger from Bompas & Parr, who flooded the ss Great Britain with 55,000 litres of luminous jelly for Museums at Night 2012
  • Kate Rolfe, Head of Events at the National Gallery, joined by colleagues for a panel discussion
  • Lucy Woodbridge, Head of Visitor Events at the Natural History Museum, who opens up access to the museum's collection while generating income

Read more about the speakers on the Museums at Night website Conference Page. More speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

The programme will feature presentations, panel discussions, socials and practical sessions including:

  • Programmers’ Question Time – Is your venue’s Lates programme blighted by lack of funding? Do you have a crop of talented local artists but are unsure how to reap the best out of them? Our panel of Lates event programming experts will grapple with your event challenges and help you create your after-hours Garden of Eden!
  • After conference drinks party - enjoy a drink and a chat with fellow delegates after the conference in the stylish surroundings of the National Dining Rooms
  • National Gallery Late - Comedy improve outfit Do Not Adjust Your Stage perform Blank Canvas at the National Gallery starting at 7pm on the evening of the 1 June after the conference. The National Gallery are offering all conference delegates the opportunity to buy tickets at the discounted membership price. Delegates simply use this link https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/whats-on/calendar/blank-canvas to buy tickets at the member’s price and present their ticket along with their conference lanyard on the door on the night.

Museum Lates have been thriving in the UK since the first regular event at the V&A in 2001. The night-time economy is now worth £66bn a year in the UK and A Culture of Lates will explore the contribution museums and galleries can make to grow this increasingly important sector of the UK economy over the next five years.

Produced and chaired by Culture24, curators of the twice-yearly, UK-wide Museums at Night festival, the Culture of Lates conference will develop themes set out in recently published reports from a three-part study into Lates, A Culture of Lates.

Image © visitlondon.com/Jon Reid and Museum of London






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