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2017 Working Internationally Conference: Working Internationally in a Post-Brexit World

Thursday 2nd March 2017


Natural History Museum, London

10:30 Registration, refreshments, networking

11:00 Welcome and introductions: Carol Scott, Chair of ICOM UK

11:10 Keynote: Michael Dixon, Director, Natural History Museum, London - What opportunities and challenges does Brexit open up for UK museums?

11:35 Questions

11:45 A Conversation: How important is the EU to UK museums? Chair: Katie Childs, NMDC. Panellists: Tony Butler (Director, Derby Museums Trust), Gabriele Finaldi (Director, National Gallery, London), Laurie Barriol (Founder of Inspire EU and European Funding Consultant)

12:30 Lunch and networking

* Afternoon Session: The Practicalities

13:30 Keynote: Richard Evans, Director, Beamish Museum - How is Brexit specifically relevant to UK museums?

13:50 Questions

14:00 Flash Session: Series of short presentations exploring how Brexit may affect the practicalities of museum and gallery work. Speakers will offer their insights and possible solutions on each topic.

Session Chair: Jim Broughton, Head of International Engagement, NHM

Creative Europe Funding - Christoph Jankowski, Head of Culture (England) & Culture Advisor UK, Cretive Europe Desk UK

The Irish Perspective: Fionnuala Croke, Director, Chester Beatty Library, Dublin

Networks: Dr Nicholas Tromans, Brice Curator, Watts Gallery

Touring Exhibitions / International Programmes: Speaker TBC, National Museums Scotland

14:35 Questions to Flash Session presenters

14:50 Two participatory workshops (delegates choose one)

15:50 Launch of International Touring Exhibitions Agreement template by WIRP and British Council

16:00 Reflections on the day: Jim Broughton, Head of International Engagement, NHM

16:15 Close

* The final programme will be confirmed in due course and is subject to change.

Please use the museum entrance on Exhibition Road to access the Flett Theatre, which is next to the Earth Hall in the Red Zone of the museum. Visit the Natural History Museum's website to plan your journey to the conference and download the museum map.

Organised by ICOM UK and NMDC, generously supported by the British Council and the Natural History Museum.

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