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Booking open for 2021 Working Internationally Conference for ICOM UK members

ICOM UK members can book a free place for the 2021 Working Internationally Conference taking place online 16-18 March 2021.

Each year ICOM UK, in partnership with NMDC, organises the one-day Working Internationally Conference. 2021 will be a little different. The Conference is a 3-day online event, with each day focussing on a major global issue:

  • Social Justice: Museum responses to decolonisation, restitution, Black Lives Matter, representation and youth (Tuesday 16 March)
  • Museums and Sustainability: Challenges of working in and responding to a changing climate (Wednesday 17 March)
  • The Future of Museums: Where are we now, and where do we go from here? (Thursday 18 March)

Sessions take place at the same time on each day of the Conference:

10:00 -10:10 Introduction

10:10 – 11:10 In Conversation Session

11:30 – 12:30 Live From Session + Q&A

14:00 – 15:00 Barker Langham Curated Session

16:00 – 17:00 Voices of the Future Session

17:00 – 17:10 Summary of the day

The online conference takes place in March 2021 at a time when major global issues such as the impact of Covid-19, climate crisis, Brexit, and social justice will see museums continuing to reconsider and reimagine their roles in a global and local context, and establish new ways of working.

The conference will bring together speakers from the UK and across the globe to share their insight and experience of responding to changes in the sector and the world around us.  Keep an eye on the ICOM UK website and Conference Eventbrite page for updates on speakers and sessions.

Social and networking sessions will be announced in due course.

The 2021 Working Internationally Conference is organised by ICOM UK in partnership with NMDC and with curatorial support from Barker Langham.

ICOM UK