CONFERENCE: Museums Association, Future of Museums – Learning and Engagement

When: 27 March 2019

Where: National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

How Much: Museums Association members, £55.00 – £125.00, non-members, £195.00

This one-day conference will look at the latest understanding of how adults and children learn, examine historical perspectives on the pedagogical role of museums and assess how museum learning might work in the future.

Twenty years after the publication of the influential A Common Wealth: Museums in the Learning Age, how has museum learning developed and how are museums responding to demographic, economic and societal change? How can museums reach out to their communities most effectively given this context?

Speakers include:

Gordon Rintoul, Director, National Museums Scotland
Stephen Allen, Head of Learning and Programmes, National Museums Scotland
David Anderson, Director General, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museums Wales
Sharon Heal, Director, Museums Association
Dhikshana Pering, Young People’s Producer, London Borough of Culture 2020
Mark O’Neill, Museum Consultant
Colleen Watters, Head of Learning and Partnerships, Ulster Museum
Dominique Bouchard, Head of Learning and Interpretation, English Heritage
Wendy Gallagher, Head of Learning and Engagement, Manchester Museum
Siobhan McConnachie, Head of Education, National Galleries Scotland

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