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Dance & Museums: A Conversation for 2016

Wednesday 15th June 2016

10.30am – 3.15pm

Southampton, Westgate Hall

A second event for South of England museum and dance practitioners to meet each other, hear about some dance/museum projects and explore ideas for future work and the development of a support network.

Following a successful discussion last September in Bristol, a new network is planned to connect people and share knowledge. Last year’s meeting resulted in ‘a lively exchange of information and feeling of optimism that supporting each other could help both areas thrive in difficult times..the two were already working together on creative projects..but it was recognised that here was an opportunity to get the ongoing relationship right.’


10.30-11.10 Registration, refreshments & networking

11.10-11.50 Welcome from Lucy Marder: Cultural Partnerships Officer, South East Museum Development Programme

Programme & Introductory Talks from Arts Council England & Deryck Newland: Artistic Director, Pavilion Dance South West

11.50-12.50 Short presentations

  • Kathrin Pieren: Curator & Manager Petersfield Museum – 'Gone but not forgotten' project
  • Georgina Pope: Head of Learning Horniman Museum on collaborations with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance
  • Project update from June Gamble: Coordinating Producer for Plymouth Dance & Judith Robinson: Partnerships Officer, Plymouth City Council

12.50-1.00 Introduction to an Action Plan for a Dance & Museums Network - Sally Lewis

1.-1.50 Lunch

1.50-2.10 Short presentation

  • Bethan Peters: Choreographer in Residence at Royal Museums Greenwich on recent work

2.15-2.30 Group discussion 1 -3 discussion groups focusing on 3 aims in plan-(option to swap so delegates can talk about each)

  1. Networking/resources/CPD
  2. New audiences/partnerships/measuring outcomes
  3. Developing access to museum collections through dance

2.30-2.45 Group discussion 2

2.45-3.00 Group discussion 3

3.00-3.15 Discussion summaries & evaluation

3.15 Refreshments/further networking opportunity

This event is organised by Pavilion Dance South West in partnership with the South East Museum Development Programme, supported with public funding by Arts Council England.

Tickets: £20 to include lunch & refreshments. Please book in advance by emailing Zannah Doan:

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