News & Opportunities

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Sustainability Project Sharing Day

28th March 2018, Kelmscott Manor, Lechlade, GL7 3HJ

Kelmscott Manor invites museums from around the area to come and find out more about their Arts Council England Resilience funded sustainability project and the Manor's plans, and to hear about what they have learnt.

In a time of political and economic uncertainty and an ever increasing demand on resources, Kelmscott Manor is looking for innovative ways to increase its profile and become more sustainable so that the Manor and its heritage will continue to attract visitors and be maintained for future generations. The day will feature talks about the project and also a talk by a professional fundraiser with a specialism in museums.

Lunch will be provided and a tour of the beautiful property will also be offered. The manor, famed for their cream teas, has been described as an 'utterly beautiful slice of heaven', and this is a day not to be missed! 

Call for Papers: MuseumNext Dublin 2016

From 18-20 April 2016 museum professionals are invited to join discussions on the future of museums or initiate them by giving their own presentations.

MuseumNext focuses on the future of museums, for seven years the conference has invited speakers to share new ideas and insights. For the 2016 conference in Dublin, Ireland MuseumNext has opened the call for papers. Those interested in giving a 20-minute presentation about something they are currently working on, are invited to submit a paper for consideration.

Especially projects that present a high level of innovation, risk and can serve as an inspiration to the delegates are welcome from the following categories:

  • Digital Innovation and Creativity
  • People Within Museums
  • Participation and Audiences
  • The Business of Museums

Proposals should contain the presentation's title, name of the presenter and contact details, the associated organisation, a summary of the presentations of no more than 400 words, relevant links and which of the four topics the presentation links to.

The deadline for submission is Friday 27 November 2015 at 5pm. The presenters selected by a panel of museum professionals will be informed of the final decision by 4 December 2015.

Read more about the conference here