Museum Development Forum – Berkshire, Hampshire, Solent

Event Date:4 February 2020 10:00 am — 4 February 2020 4:00pm

Location: Action Stations, Portsmouth.

Join us for our annual event to find out the latest news and trends in the sub region. Don’t miss this perfect chance to network with other museums!

This year’s key note speaker is Emma Chaplin, Director of The Association of Independent Museums, who will be speaking about the challenges and opportunities for the future of the sector. There will also be breakout sessions exploring environmental sustainability, Kids in Museums, topical issues, as well as a range of real life local case studies and an update on the South East Museum Development.

This free event is open to all museums whatever the size, but is focused on museums in the Berkshire, Hampshire, Solent sub-region. Please see below to view the timetable for the day.

The Forum event offers a great opportunity for everyone – trustees, curators, learning specialists, fundraisers and volunteers – to come together to share ideas and gain inspiration from a wide range of museum professionals.

This day is being organised by the Berkshire, Hampshire, Solent Museum Development Advisory Panel with support from the South East Museum Development.

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Timetable for the Day

Time Activity
10:00 Arrival and Registration – Refreshments
10:30 Welcome and Introduction
Chris Gale, Chair of Berkshire Hampshire Solent Museums Development Advisory Panel
10:35 Welcome

Matthew Sheldon, Executive Director of Museum Operations, National Museum of the Royal Navy

10:40 Museum Development 2020 and Beyond
Katrina Burton & Stephen Lowy, Museum Development Officers
11:10 Break and Refreshments, A networking opportunity
11:30 Fit for the Future?

Emma Chaplin, Director at AIM




Drop ins: Artswork (Lucy Marder), ACE (Sam Rowlands), Accreditation (Kate Hebditch) & SEMD (Carolyn Chinn/Juliet Thomas)

13:30   Break Out session A

Top tips on how to be a family friendly Museum  Main Auditorium

Laura Bedford, Kids in Museums

The Green Museum Manifesto  Horizon Suite

Bryony Robins, Museum Development Officer for Cornwall

14:15   Break Out session B

Directors in Conversation  Main Auditorium

Convenor Andrea Bishop with Paul Sapwell (HCT), Carolyn Abel (Southampton City Council), Lucy Johnson (Army Flying Museum), Kevin Casey (Diving Museum)

Tax Relief for Museums (Exhibition Tax Relief and VAT)  Horizon Suite

Kirsty Murray & Scott Craig, Scott Moncrieff

15:00   Break and Refreshments
15:10 Case Studies Main Auditorium

Brickmaking Live,  Brickworks Museum, Bursledon. Carolyne Haynes & Mary Flinn

Bringing Mental health first aid into a museum,  Milestones Museum, HCT. Amy Hammett

How we changed our museum’s history by bringing Annie Ure out of her box.

Ure Museum of Archaeology, University of Reading. Amara Thornton.

15:55   Thanks and Wrap Up
16:00   Event Finish


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