Booking open for the 2024 ICOM UK Conference at the Ulster Museum in Belfast on Friday 12 April 2024

Join us at the Ulster Museum in Belfast for the 2024 ICOM UK Conference – Common Ground: the role of museums in divided communities.

We live in an age of division and discord, with many communities riven by political differences, social inequalities and, in some cases, conflict and its legacy.

This conference will explore the role of museums as important shared spaces, where differences can be ethically discussed and represented, and areas of commonality identified and valued.

Hear from museum professionals from the island of Ireland, the UK and the global museum community, in a city that has been damaged by division but through the ongoing social peace process is embracing the opportunities of the present and looking to a more positive future.

Tickets start at £40 for students.

Individual Members of ICOM, staff working at NMDC members organisations, and NMNI staff can book individual tickets for £70.

Non-members can buy an early bird ticket for £75 until 31 January 2024 (full price from 1 February 2024 is £95).

Institutional members of ICOM and NMDC can buy a ticket for 4 members of staff for £250 (saving £30).

The ICOM UK 2024 Conference is a collaboration between ICOM UK, NMDC and National Museums NI, with support from the Northern Ireland Museums Council, the Irish Museums Association, ICOM Ireland and Barker Langham.

Further details about the programme on Friday 12 April at the Ulster Museum, and associated events in the city and other museums on the afternoon of Thursday 11 April, will be added shortly. We will provide information on self-guided museum and city visits on Saturday 13 April.