Training and Events

Opportunities and training with a small coloured logo in the title, are those that have been organised, funded and facilitated by the South East Museum Development Programme.

English Museums and Change

Tuesday 8th March 2016

How have museums changed over the past 40 years?

With the Museum of Oxford reaching 40 in 2015, we will look back at how museums have changed the way they present their collections.

Speakers will include:

  • Professor Nicholas Mayhew, once deputy director of collections at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford
  • Crispin Paine is a museum consultant and writer. In 1975 he joined Oxford City & County Museum at Woodstock to set up the “Oxford Branch Museum”
  • Martyn Heighton is director and chair of the council of National Historic Ships UK  and formerly director of Merseyside Maritime Museum. Martyn has been involved in a number heritage sites and museums and was involved with the setup of the Museum of Oxford.
  • Sarah Medlam worked as deputy keeper in the V&As Furniture, Textiles and Fashion Department. Also involved with the Museum of Oxford
  • Jon Hall was also one of the original ‘founders’ of the Museum of Oxford focussing on photography and the design of displays and cases. He went on to start a design studio for the service and then became Design and Production Manager at Liverpool Museums.

Museum professionals will deliver talks on their own take on how museums have changed with the Museum of Oxford as their starting point. A panel discussion will follow the talks, where members of the audience will be able to pose questions.

Why not join us for an evening which promises to be an intriguing insight into the workings of museums during the past 40 years.

This event will be hosted my MoOFs, the Museum of Oxford Friends, and all money raised will go towards the Museum’s development. Tickets and booking available through Eventbrite, calling 01865 252334 or visiting the Museum of Oxford’s gift shop.

Tuesday 8 March, 5.30pm-7.30pm,

FREE for MoOFs members, £5 for non-members(includes membership to MoOFs),

The Old Museum at the Museum of Oxford