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Working Locally, Thinking Globally: 2018 Working Internationally Conference

The 6th Working Internationally Conference ‘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.

10:30 Registration, refreshments (provided), networking

11:00 Welcome to the National Museum of Scotland: Dr Gordon Rintoul CBE, Director NMS

Welcome to conference: Tonya Nelson, Chairperson, ICOM UK

11:20 Keynote Presentation

11:50 Programmes & Policies

International and UK speakers will talk about international programmes and policies in their countries and regions, followed by a moderated panel discussion and questions from the audience.

  • Rob Stein, Executive Vice President & Chief Program Officer, American Alliance of Museums (AAM)

  • Nina Zdravič, Head of Programmes and Communications, Slovene Ethnographic Museum & ICOM Europe committee member, ICOM Slovenia honorary member, President of the Jury for the Živa Award at Forum of Slavic Cultures

  • Speaker from Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

Panel discussion and questions from the floor moderated by Janice Lane, Director of Gallery Development & Visitor Experience, National Museum Wales

13:00 Lunch (provided) and networking

14:00 Flash Session: Funding and Support for Working Internationally

UK organisations will speak briefly about support and funding available to UK organisations interested in working internationally. The short presentations will be followed by questions from the audience.

14:45 Break and networking

15:15 Conversation / Panel Discussion: Working Locally, Thinking Globally

Chaired by Tonya Nelson, ICOM UK. UK museum professionals will give a short overview of their project followed by a moderated panel discussion and questions from the audience.

  • Louise Skidmore, Imperial War Museum (Contemporary Conflict)

  • Henry McGhie, Head of Collections & Curator of Zoology, Manchester Museum (Climate Change)

  • Rob Lang, Head of Marketing, Edinburgh Airport: (Edinburgh China Ready: in-bound tourism)

  • Anaïs Aguerre, Founder & Manager, Culture Connect, ReACH (Reproduction of Art and Cultural Heritage) Project Director, previously Head of International, V&A

16:15 Summary and closing remarks

16:30 End of conference

* The final programme will be confirmed in due course and is subject to change.

https://www.nms.ac.uk/national-museum-of-scotland/plan-your-visit/

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:

http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/service/planjourney/search

https://www.skyscanner.net/

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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6eROC9Lk0A&t=327s Please contact Dana Andrew, ICOM UK Executive Director on dana@cuello-andrew.co.uk if you are interested in participating.


Organised by ICOM UK and NMDC in partnership with National Museums Scotland, generously supported by the British Council

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