San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Deep public sector funding cuts mean that many museums are losing access to specialist expertise. At the same time, the university sector is under intense pressure to ensure that research has public support and public impact. This free, half-day symposium offers an opportunity for museum staff and academics to explore some of the issues involved in forging successful partnerships and offers a networking opportunity to find partners for future projects.
The symposium is part of an Arts Council England funded project – Share Academy – which is exploring experiences of forging collaborative working relationships between museums, universities and academics. Share Academy is a partnership between UCL, the University of the Arts London and London Museums Group, which is exploring the development of mutually beneficial relationships between London’s specialist museums and the higher education sector.
1330 – 1400 Registration (UCL, Wilkins Old Refectory)
1400 – 1800 Session 1: Keynote from Estelle Morris, project feedback and presentations. Includes a buffet from 1700 – 1800.
1800 – 2000 Session 2: Networking event (Grant Museum of Zoology, UCL)
Estelle Morris on the mutually beneficial relationships that can be developed between Museums and Higher Education Institutions
- Project feedback from the Share Academy museum/university projects
- Panel discussion on the future of museum and academic relationships – the challenges and opportunities.
After the presentations there will be a buffet, followed by a facilitated wine reception and networking event at the Grant Museum of Zoology. This is your chance to meet key people from the museum and academic sectors, discuss potential opportunities, and lay the foundation for future partnerships. The networking event will take place from 1800 to 2000.
We will be managing the booking to ensure that there is an even spread of museums and academics so that networking opportunities can be successful. Because of this, the limited numbers, and expected demand for places, we recommend early booking.
To find the UCL, Wilkins Old Refectory enter the Wilkins Building via the North or South Cloisters entrances, and head towards the centre of the building, where you will find the Old Refectory below the Portico. For further details, please see here.
For those only attending the networking event, the Grant Museum of Zoology is located within the Rockefeller Building, 21 University Street, London, WC1E 6DE.
There will be photography and filming during the symposium. Please indicate when booking if you would prefer not to be photographed or filmed.
If you do not wish for your contact details to be shared with the symposium delegates, please indicate this when booking.