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The SHOWCASE conference is back!

Monday 31st October 2016

Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey


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You are warmly invited to the South East Museum Development Programme’s ‘Showcase’ Conference. The conference will showcase work, projects and learning from the current 2015-18 programme of improvement in the region’s museums, supported by the Museum Development team.  We will also be talking about diversity and placemaking, and addressing current key issues for our sector.

The Showcase conference is an open event to all staff, volunteers and trustees of museums in the South East region.

To book your place visit the Event Brite page here

Showcase Programme

  • 10.30am - Registration & Refreshments
  • Welcome to Showcase, Janita Bagshawe, Royal Pavilion and Museums
  • Creative Case for Diversity, Ashai Nicholas, Arts Council England  
  • What Brexit means for museums? A Museums Association perspective, Alistair Brown, Policy Officer, Museums Association 
  • A programme of achievement: overview of the 2015-18 South East Museum Development Programme so far and what’s ahead, Richard Holdsworth, Chair, South East Museum Development Co-ordination Group

Lunch and networking opportunity 

SEMDP Programme Highlights - Session one (delegates choose one workshop)

  • Workshop one: Museum Development 'on the ground'  A chance to hear all about Museum Development and how it works here in the South East. 
  • Workshop two: Supporting Networks. A workshop which includes speakers from innovative networks in the South East, talking about successes and setting up new networks.
  • Workshop three: Grant Programmes. Hear from successful grant recipients from 4 different SEMDP grants. From a small low risk business innovation grant to a larger small capital grant scheme project.  

SEMDP Programme Highlights - Session two (delegates choose one workshop)

  • Workshop four: Strong Leadership. A session which looks at 3 ways the programme has supported change and leadership.
  • Workshop five: Better Business. This workshop looks at two business development projects. One looks at the Arts sector for influence and the other focuses on retail.
  • Workshop six: Active Collections. Hear from two museums who have received support from our Preventative Conservation officer 
  • Consultation session about the future beyond the 2018 programme, Sarah Corn, South East Museum Development
  • Place Makers, Paul Bristow, Arts Council England 
  • Thanks and farewells, Janita Bagshawe, Royal Pavilion and Museums

4.00pm - Close