Advocating for and through museums

On Thursday 17 October 2024 we will be hosting the NWFed 2024 Annual General Meeting and Conference at The World of Glass in St Helens, Merseyside.

This year’s theme is Advocating for and through museums. With a range of talks we want to explore questions like:

  • How do we advocate for museums and galleries, and the important role they play in society?
  • How can we advocate for and support people who work and volunteer at museums, as well as our visitors?
  • How do we advocate for artists and other groups and organisations, and their work and campaigns? How much value can museums and galleries bring to work and campaigns?

If you’d like to give a talk around this theme, or have a case study from your museum or gallery that you’d like to share, please send your idea to by Monday 5 August 2024. In no more than 250 words, please include a short overview of what you’d like to speak about and how it links to the theme of the conference. We will let you know the outcome by Monday 12 August 2024.

Further details about the conference and a ticket link will be available soon.