British Museum National Partnerships Conference 2015

The National Programmes team will host a free conference at the British Museum to explore ideas around the Curator of the Future on Monday 13 April 2015.

Further information will be circulated about the conference soon, but for now please save the date and circulate to colleagues you feel may be interested in attending and participating.

The landscape of the sector is changing and curatorial practice needs to be responsive, we want to open up a debate with museum professionals across the UK to question: what will it mean to be a curator of the future?

The team will be circulating a call for papers in the coming weeks but we’d also be keen at this point to hear any ideas for presentations or suggestions for speakers you may have.

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Topics for discussions are still in development and could be shaped by your ideas but will fit around 3 key themes:

  • The Curatorial Survival Kit: what should be in the curatorial survival kit to thrive in the changing landscape?
  • A Brave New World: income generation and commercial activity, digital technology and online data. What are the impacts and opportunities for curatorial practice?
  • The Next Generation: traineeships and development programmes; academic partnerships and nurturing expertise. How can we help support the current and future  curatorial work-force?

The conference is open for delegates from across the UK to attend, to enable this, there will be some travel bursaries made available on a case by case basis.

For further information please contact:

Katy Swift – KSwift@britishmuseum.org

National Programmes Co-ordinator

The British Museum, London, WC1B 3DG,

T:020 7323 8266

 Post created from a Press Release via the British Museum

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