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MGS Conference: Inequalities: Bridging the Gap

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Date 12 October 2017
Time 9am - 5pm
Venue John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh
Organiser Museums Galleries Scotland

Early Bird Tickets & Bonus Bundle: CLOSED

Middle Bird Tickets £135; Bonus Bundle £155 (available until 31 July)

Late Bird Tickets £160; Bonus Bundle £180

About the Event

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.

Our second keynote will be delivered by Nik Apostolides, Deputy CEO for Visitor Services of the United States Capitol Visitor Centre. Nik's keynote will explore how urban museums can better serve the diverse local communities around them. 

The full programme of breakout sessions will be available in late June 2017. 

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.

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