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Challenging Times : The World Turned Upside Down
Wed, 26 Apr 2017, 10:00 – Thu, 27 Apr 2017, 16:30 BST
Challenging Times: The World Turned Upside Down (LAST FEW TICKETS REAMINING) 26th and 27th April, National civil War Centre
For the first time a two day conference, Challenging Times: The world turned upside down, will take place in the East Midlands looking at how museums, historic houses and heritage sites can develop their audiences and manage change. The conference will take place at the National Civil War Centre in Newark on 26th and 27th April 2017.
In a fast changing, uncertain environment, the cultural sector can offer continuity and stability that anchor people to their communities and help them explore their place in the world. This conference will explore the latest report findings from the Arts Council, National Museums Directors Council and Association for Independent Museums. External factors influencing the future of museums, such as continued reductions in public funding and the changing desires and experiences of our visitors and communities will be explored. Expert speakers, case studies and participatory workshops will suggest ways to face these challenges through marketing, fundraising and audience development.
To download the full agenda for both days, please click here: Regional Heritage Conference Agenda 2017
To download the full list of workshops for Day 1, please click here: Workshops Day 1
- Tamalie Newberry: Executive Director , Association for Independent Museums
- Vic Langer: Director of Operations and Influencing – Save the Children UK
- Claire Browne: Museum Development East Midlands – Regional Manager
Panel discussion on ‘Responding to Change’.
Launch of the East Midlands Heritage Awards!
To download the full list of workshops for Day 2, please click here: Workshops Day 2
Day 2 – 27th April:
- Sharon Heal: Director of Museums Association
- John Orna Ornstein: Director of Museums, Arts Council England
- Jonathan Platt : Head of Heritage Lottery Fund East Midlands
- Liz Johnson: Senior Project Manager, Arts Council England
Panel discussion on ‘A Creative Case for Audience Diversity’.
Please note the ticket price includes lunch and refreshments throughout. All ticket sales go to supporting the conference.
This conference is aimed at museums and heritage organisations of all sizes in the East Midlands, offering an opportunity to hear national speakers as well as local case studies.
There are a limited number of free spaces which can be applied for, for those organisations who may struggle to pay the conference fee. If you would like to discuss this option please contact Sarah Spurrier.