The Museums Association seminar held on 6th February 2014 was a very good opportunity for museum professionals in the early stages of their career to understand how to move on up, as the title of this one-day conference suggested.
At this year's Museums Association conference, ASPIRE pitched and chaired a session on Museum Development, bringing together three MD deliverers from different parts of the country that deliver MD in different ways. The sessions looked at what has been working for regional MD services, where change is needed, and what the future might hold.
This year I was fortunate enough to attend my first Museums Association conference, in Liverpool on 11-12 November. A smorgasbord of thought provoking talks and networking opportunities, the two and a half day conference (including the ‘tweet up' and networking drinks on the Sunday night) have provided inspiration and food for thought.
In March 2013, 100 delegates from across the UK and parts of Europe converged on the Oxford University Museums for the 25th Anniversary University Museums Group conference; up for discussion "What are University Museums for?"