2018 Working Internationally Conference

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07 Mar
Time: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

National Museum of Scotland

The annual Working Internationally Conference 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.

To view the conference programme and book your tickets visit: https://wi2018.eventbrite.com

Alongside Rob Stein, Executive Vice President & Chief Program Officer, American Alliance of Museums (AAM), delegates will hear from Nina Zdravič, Head of Programmes and Communications, Slovene Ethnographic Museum & ICOM Europe committee member and many more.

Working Internationally ConferenceThe day includes a flash-session on funding and support available for internationally focused initiatives.  A panel discussion with colleagues from Imperial War Museums, 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.

Tickets are £45 for ICOM UK and NMDC members and £75 for non-members.  There are a limited number of student tickets at £25.

Edinburgh is accessible by public transport from many parts of the UK.  Travel is cheaper if booked in advance.  You can search for the best travel options on the following sites:



For delegates who will be in Edinburgh early on Wed 7 March, ICOM UK is hosting a special roundtable breakfast before the conference.  ICOM National Committees are running a series of roundtables across the world to explore the future of museums and how museums and societies intertwine and impact each other.  This is your opportunity to contribute to the international discussion around the definition of museums in the 21st century.  Contact Dana Andrew, ICOM UK Executive Director on if you wish to attend.


You can see presentation and videos from previous Working Internationally Conferences at https://uk.icom.museum/events/annual-conferences/