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Museums Galleries Scotland Conference 2011

Collaborating to Compete

Museums Galleries Scotland

Friday, September 16, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM (BST)

Collaborating to Compete

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MGS Conference 2011 - Collaborating to Compete


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Please call Mark on 0131 550 4118 if you would like to attend


In times of economic difficulties and of rapid change, ‘Collaborating to Compete’ will demonstrate how museums and galleries can create opportunities for significant and dynamic change. This conference will provide both an inspirational and practical insight into different ways of working both in Scotland and internationally.  It will explore the wider themes of sustainability, innovation, entrepreneurship, social enterprise, partnership and resilience, and will focus on 3 central themes:

  • New partnerships – working in partnership can provide stronger projects and results.  New partnerships will look at how collaborative working can deliver innovative projects but also looks at how museums can attract new partners.
  • Sustainability -  sustainability covers economic, environmental and social areas.  It will look at practice, projects and organizations looking to resource their organizations in new and innovative ways and being less reliant on traditional forms of public funding.
  • Entrepreneurship – is about doing things innovatively and differently.  It will encompass both an entrepreneurial business style and also new and effective ways of working ( through the social media, creative fundraising & resourcing, new approaches to learning, and improved standards).cai

Purpose: This conference is aimed at all those working in culture, heritage and the third sector and will provide a platform for best practice in the 21st century. We are seeking contributions from both the museum and gallery sector and beyond which demonstrate unique or innovative approaches to changing times.The conference will create opportunities for knowledge exchange between museums and galleries and other sectors.

09:00  Registration, Refreshments & Networking

10:00  Welcome: Joanne Orr, CEO of Museums Galleries Scotland

Host for the day Rebecca Heaney, Museums Galleries Scotland Board and Managing Director, RAPP

10:15  Keynote speaker- Jeremy Johnson, CEO of Sovereign Hill (Victoria, Australia)

11:00  Comfort break


          New Partnerships Seminar (NP1)

Curious by A. Strachan (Glasgow Museums) and Smart Collaborations by C.Greenwood (VisitScotland) & J. Lennon (Moffat Centre for Travel and Tourism Business), Chaired by L. Bell (Creative Scotland; in charge of the London 2012 - Glasgow 2014 National Cultural Plan)

          Entrepreneurship Seminar (E1)

Flodden Eco Museum by J. Joicey (Flodden 500 Steering Group) and MMX Partnership in Action by E. Middleton (Musselburgh Museum).Chaired by J. Robinson ( Museums Galleries Scotland)

          Sustainability Seminar (S1)

Presentation by J. Legget (New Zealand Tourism Research Institute) and Sustainability Reporting by V.Bullock (Significance International).Chaired by R. Stone (Aberdeenshire Council)

          Sustainability Workshop (W1)

          In Pursuit of the Sustainable Museum, facilitated by H. McGowan

          Entrepreneurship Workshop (W2)

          Museumpreneurs, facilitated by C. Wild

12:00  Plenary Session- Stuart Dempster (JISC Strategic Alliance)

Sustaining Digital Resources

12:30  Lunch- Marketplace & opportunities to network


                                                       Afternoon Session

13:45  Plenary Session- Alphonse Umuliisa, Director General of Institue of the National Museums of Rwanda.  

              Repositioning Cultural Tourism

14:15  Plenary Session- Tony Butler, Museum of East Anglian Life

Building a Happy Social Enterprise

14:45  Comfort break


          Sustainability Seminar (S2)

Evolution of Disposal Policy and Practice, Chaired by C. Griffiths (Museum and gallery consultant) . Comprises 2 case studies: Dr J. Soden (National Galleries RSA Collection) and P.Hunt (Watts Gallery)

          Entrepreneurship Seminar- Focus: Social Media (E2)

Crowdsourcing by P. Higgins (Bristol City Council), Approaches to Intangible Cultural Heritage by J. Orr (Museums Galleries Scotland), and The Public Catalogue Foundation, by A. Ellis   Chaired by M. Ridge (Open University)

          Entrepreneurship Seminar- Focus: Learning (E3)

Red Road Flats Legacy  by C McGugan ( Glasgow Museums) and MGS Interns Programmes by J. Jeffrey ( Museums Galleries Scotland)     Chaired by M. Taylor (Museums Galleries Scotland)

          New Partnerships Workshop (W3)

The C Word, facilitated by E. Rehm, National Gallery London and Gill Hart, The Fitzwilliam Museum

15:45  Comfort Break


           New Partnerships Seminar (NP2)

Connections beyond our walls, by J. Burns ( National Museums of Scotland) and Preserving Collections Knowledge  by J. Parkes (Scottish Transport & Industrial Collections and Knowledge). Chaired by R. Brown (Industrial Museums Scotland)

          Entrepreneurship Seminar- Focus: Standards (E4)

Entrepreneurial models for Museum Delivery, by  A. Turnbull (Museums Galleries Scotland) and Opportunity or Bust – the future for a City Service, by F. Little, City of Edinburgh Council. Chaired by C. Docherty (Creative Scotland)

          Entrepreneurship Seminar- Focus: Fundraising (E5)

Strength in Numbers by S. Pratt (City of Santa Fe Arts Commission) and Cases Studies by R. Klinger (The Moray Art Centre) . Chaired by H. Pavey(Centre for Charitable Giving & Philanthropy CGAP/Arts &Business Scotland)

          Sustainability Workshop (W4)

          Smarter Museums, facilitated by A. Murch (Anne Murch and Associates, consultant to the Museums Association Smarter Museums Programme) 

16:45  Launch of National Strategy Consultation by Cabinet Secretary for Cultural & External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop MSP

            Introduced by Fiona Ballantyne, Chair Museums Galleries Scotland

17:00  Sum up and Reflections: Joanne Orr, CEO of Museums Galleries Scotland

17:15  Pecha Kucha (w. entertainment, museum tours & drinks): their story in 20 slides for 20 seconds

Chaired by A. Turnbull ( Museums Galleries Scotland)

Testing the Waters, by M. Dixon (West Dunbartonshire Council)

What we have achieved, by J.Moncrieff Shetland Amenity Trust & J. Burns, (NMS)

Lighthouses and Citadels, by J. Renfrew (Rozelle House Galleries)

Little Acorns, by F.Frank, Soundboard Consultancy

             Reading the Landscape, by K. Kilpatrick, The Peter Potter Gallery

18:30   Close



collaboratingtocompete@hotmail.co.uk, or call 0131 550 4100

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11:15 TIME SLOT- Register your choice of seminar/workshops; all will take place simultaneously and last 45mns

  • NP1       New Partnerships Seminar
  •  E1         Entrepreneurship Seminar
  • S1          Sustainability Seminar
  • W1         Sustainability Workshop
  • W2         Entrepreneurship Workshop

15:00 TIME SLOT- Register your choice of seminar/workshops; all will take place simultaneously and last 45mns.

  • S2           Sustainability Seminar
  • E2           Entrepreneurship Seminar- Focus: Social Media
  • E3           Entrepreneurship Seminar- Focus: Learning
  • W3          New Partnerships Workshop

16:00 TIME SLOT- Register your choice of seminar/workshops; all will take place simultaneously and last 45mns.

  • NP2        New Partnerships Seminar
  • E4           Entrepreneurship Seminar- Focus: Standards
  • E5           Entrepreneurship Seminar- Focus: Fundraising
  • W4         Sustainability Workshop


Have questions about Collaborating to Compete ? Contact Museums Galleries Scotland

When & Where

Royal College of Surgeons
18 Nicolson Street
EH8 9DW Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Friday, September 16, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM (BST)

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Museums Galleries Scotland


Museums Galleries Scotland is a membership organisation offering support to museums and galleries throughout Scotland.

We act as the representative for our sector, promoting its work to the public, stakeholders and the Scottish Government. This involves speaking on behalf of the sector and showing that museums and galleries are not only custodians of Scotland’s rich and diverse history, but also have a lot to contribute to modern society. We have over 340 member museums Scotland-wide, ranging from small local museums to larger regional and national museums.

Visit our website: www.museumsgalleriesscotland.org.uk/ to find out about the range of museums on offer throughout Scotland and some of the six million objects they hold in their collections.



Please look at the following hotels which have offered a discount rate for the Conference speakers and participants:

THE PARLIAMENT HOUSE HOTEL: rooms available on 14th Sept & 15th Sept at a discount price of  £79 single, £89 double ( bed and breakfast) and on 16th Sept at a rate of £90 single occupancy, £100 double ( bed and Breakfast). The hotel is a leisurely 20mns walk from the venue and well served by bus/ taxis. To book, please quote " Collaborating to Compete", and telephone (0131 478 4000) or fax (0131 478 4001), or email info@parliamenthouse-hotel.co.uk. The website for the hotel is: www.parliamenthouse-hotel.co.uk




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