17 Apr / 18 Apr
Time: All Day
In person, Monday 17 April – Tuesday 18 April 2023, Glasgow
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Since the murder of George Floyd in 2020, there has been an increasing awareness of how racism shapes our societies around the world, and how that racism has its roots in colonialism.
Over one day of conference sessions, and a second day of local tours, museum professionals from across the UK and around the world will discuss how museums can meaningfully address the legacies of colonialism.
Sessions will explore big questions around reparations, climate justice, restitution, education, and what these topics mean to museums, and how can we meaningfully grapple with them.
The ICOM UK 2023 Conference is a collaboration between ICOM UK, NMDC and Glasgow Life, with support from National Museums Scotland, Museums Galleries Scotland and Barker Langham.
The programme details and speakers will be confirmed over the coming weeks.
Monday 17 April 2023
09:30 – 10:00 Arrivals and refreshments
10:00 – 10:15 Introductions
10:15 – 11:00 Session 1
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 12:00 Session 2
12:00 – 12:45 Session 3
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch (provided) & networking
13:45 – 14:30 Reflection Session
14:30 – 15:15 Session 5
15:15 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 16:15 Session 5
16:15 – 16:30 Closing remarks and departure
Tuesday 18 April 2023
AM – Guided visits and tours to museums in Glasgow
ACCESS AT CITY HALLS
City Halls has wheelchair access and disabled toilet facilities.
All entrances at City Halls are at ground level. There are lifts to access all levels.
Wheelchair accessible toilets are available on a variety of levels with easy access.
At City Halls and the Old Fruitmarket, disabled spaces are available at Q-Park on Albion Street and the NCP on Glassford Street.
For more venue access information, visit the City Halls Access Information page.
GETTING TO CITY HALLS
Many local service buses pass close by the venue, either along Trongate or Glassford Street. Most are operated by First Bus.
The nearest subway stations are Buchanan Street and St Enoch which are a ten minute walk from the venue.
On the M8 motorway, take junction 15, turn left onto Castle Street following signs for the Royal Infirmary/East Kilbride/A730. Castle Street becomes High Street and at the fourth set of traffic lights, turn right onto Ingram Street. Candleriggs is the second street on the left.