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MGS Conference 2017 Inequalities: Bridging the Gap
Thu 12 October 2017, 09:00 – 17:00 BST
The Museums Galleries Scotland conference on Thursday 12 October 2017 will be a stimulating, cost-effective platform through which Scotland’s museums and galleries can network, keep up with current thinking and trends and develop their knowledge.
This year’s programme has been created for museum professionals in Scotland, but is relevant to UK-wide and international delegates too. The overarching theme of our 2017 Conference, Inequalities: Bridging the Gap, will be the work that museums are doing to address inequalities, helping the sector to develop and work towards delivering against National Strategy aims and objectives. The day will be organised around three sub-themes:
- Education: both formal and informal learning
- Health: including well-being
- Widening access: including involving and engaging communities
The day will consist of a mix of presentations, keynotes and parallel sessions. We’re excited to announce that the first of our keynote presenters will be Dr Adele Patrick from Glasgow Women’s Library, who’ll present us with a challenging and thought-provoking look at GWL’s grassroots approach to inequalities.
Breakout sessions will be led by representatives from a wide range of organisations including VocalEyes, the Museums Association, National Galleries of Scotland, Glasgow Life, the National Trust for Scotland, the Scottish Refugee Council and many more.
We’ll also be hosting our first networking evening on Wednesday 11 October in the newly-refurbished St Cecilia’s Hall, to which all attendees are invited for some additional socialising, networking and entertainment.