Learn more about working internationally by attending the 2018 Working Internationally Conference. This is the only UK museums conference with a dedicated international focus.
‘Working Locally, Thinking Globally’ considers how museums can respond to the new international context in light of recent world events, while maintaining relevance for both domestic and international audiences.
Alongside Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs (Scotland) and Giles Smith, Director (Interim), Arts, Heritage and Tourism Directorate, DCMS delegates will hear from in-demand international speakers Rob Stein, Executive Vice President & Chief Program Officer, American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and Nina Zdravič, Head of Programmes and Communications, Slovene Ethnographic Museum & ICOM Europe committee member, and many more.
The day includes a flash-session on funding and support available for internationally focused initiatives. A panel discussion with colleagues from Manchester Museum, Edinburgh Airport and the V&A explores how they are adapting their organisations’ activity in response to the new political and social environment by exploring conflict, climate change, new patterns of tourism and digital reproduction.
There are plenty of opportunities for questions to speakers and for networking with delegates over lunch and refreshments.
See the full conference programme below and book your tickets at: https://wi2018.eventbrite.com
Tickets are £45 for ICOM UK and NMDC members (£75 for non-members). There are a limited number of student tickets at £25. Ticket sales close on Friday 2 March at 12:00.
Working Locally, Thinking Globally
2018 Working Internationally Conference
Wednesday 7 March 2018, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
10:30 Registration, refreshments, networking
11:00 Welcome to NMS: Dr Gordon Rintoul CBE, Director NMS
Conference Introduction: Tonya Nelson, Chair, ICOM UK and NMDC
11:10 Views from Abroad
Speakers from the United States and Slovenia discuss the international programmes and policies in their countries followed by a moderated discussion and questions from the audience.
- Rob Stein, Executive Vice President & Chief Program Officer, American Alliance of Museums (AAM) http://rjstein.com
- Nina Zdravič, Head of Programmes and Communications, Slovene Ethnographic Museum & ICOM Europe committee member https://www.etno-muzej.si/sl/slovene-ethnographic-musem
Discussion and questions from the floor moderated by Janice Lane, Director of Gallery Development & Visitor Experience, National Museum Wales
12:00 Keynote Address:
Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Scotland
12:30 Giles Smith, Director (Interim), Arts, Heritage and Tourism Directorate, DCMS (Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sports)
12:50 Lunch and Networking
13:50 Flash Session: Funding & Support
Organisations will speak briefly about support and funding available to UK organisations interested in working internationally. The short presentations will be followed by questions from the audience.
- Catriona Macpherson, Grants Manager, Cultural Protection Fund https://www.britishcouncil.org/arts/culture-development/cultural-protection-fund
- Gillian Simison, Investment Manager, Museums Galleries Scotland https://www.museumsgalleriesscotland.org.uk/funding/
- Kate Deans, Culture Officer, Creative Europe Desk UK http://www.creativeeuropeuk.eu/
- Anna Maloney Head of Culture Partnerships - UK & International, GREAT Britain Campaign and The Culture Diary https://www.theculturediary.com/
- Helen Thomas, Head of Museums & Cultural Heritage, British Council - International Museums Academy https://www.britishcouncil.org/cultural-skills-unit
- Dana Andrew, Executive Director, ICOM UK http://uk.icom.museum/about-us/bursaries/
14:35 Break & Networking
15:00 Conversation / Panel Discussion: Working locally, thinking globally
Chaired by Tonya Nelson, ICOM UK. UK museum professionals will give a short overview of their project followed by a moderated panel discussion and questions from the audience.
- Rob Lang, Head of Marketing, Edinburgh Airport: Edinburgh China Ready (In-bound international tourism) https://www.etag.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/ETAG-China-Ready-Business-Opportunity-Guide.pdf
- Henry McGhie, Head of Collections & Curator of Zoology, Manchester Museum (Climate Change) http://mccnetwork.org/manchester-mcc/
- Anaïs Aguerre, Founder & Manager, Culture Connect, ReACH (Reproduction of Art and Cultural Heritage) Project Director, previously Head of International, V&A (international digital project) https://www.vam.ac.uk/research/projects/reach-reproduction-of-art-and-cultural-heritage
16:15 Summary and closing remarks: ICOM UK and NMDC