ICOM UK and NMDC, in partnership with National Museums Scotland and supported by the British Council, held the sixth Working Internationally Conference on 7 March 2018 at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.
‘Working Locally, Thinking Globally’ considered 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 heard 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 included 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 explored 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
You can download the conference programme HERE
You can download a PDF of the conference Storify from Twitter HERE
Below you can download PDFs of most of the presentations from the conference.