As part of its Major Partner Museum and Museum Development Programmes, the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust is organising a free two-day conference to help other museums and heritage organisations to build resilience and inspire new ways of thinking.
The conference, ‘Fresh Perspectives’, which has been funded by Arts Council England, will be held at Enginuity, one of the 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire, on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th March and is open to anyone working in a museum, art gallery or heritage centre.
There will be a packed, informative and interesting agenda over the two days covering topics including fundraising, diversity, commercialising collections, resilience, volunteering and event planning. Each day will begin with a series of plenary sessions, led by industry experts, and will be followed by innovative workshops to get delegates thinking about issues and topics affecting heritage organisations.
Keynote speakers and workshop leaders include Jay Kennedy from the Directory of Social Change; Wendy Parry from Arts Council England; Sue Croxford from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust; Helen Wilkinson from AIM; Traci Dix-Williams and Richard Gough from the Ironbridge Gorge Museums and Wanjiku Nyachae who is renowned as a Professional Development Specialist.
‘Fresh Perspectives’ will be a fantastic opportunity to network with museum colleagues, hear from speakers with a wealth of experience and participate in forward-thinking workshops.
‘Fresh Perspectives’ is on Thursday 17th March, 10am - 4.30pm, and Friday 18th March, 10am – 4pm; delegates can choose to attend on either both days or just one. Registration and welcome coffee will be at 9.30am on both days. Lunch and refreshments will be provided to all attendees.