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MGS Conference: Inequalities: Bridging the Gap

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Date 12 October 2017
Time 9am - 5pm
Venue John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh
Organiser Museums Galleries Scotland

Early Bird Tickets & Bonus Bundle: CLOSED

Middle Bird Tickets £135; Bonus Bundle £155: CLOSED

Late Bird Tickets £160; Bonus Bundle £180

About the Event

Join us on Thursday 12 October for the 2017 Museums Galleries Scotland conference Inequalities: Bridging the Gap, which will focus on the work that museums are doing to address inequalities. We'll be looking at the work museums are doing to address inequality in education (both formal and informal learning), health and well-being, and access (including involving and engaging communities), helping the sector to develop and work towards delivering against National Strategy aims and objectives. 

The programme has been created for museum professionals in Scotland but is relevant to UK-wide and international delegates too. 

The day will consist of a mix of presentations, keynotes and parallel sessions. Our keynote presenters will be Dr Adele Patrick, Glasgow Women’s Library’s Lifelong Learning and Creative Development Manager, and Nik Apostolides, the Deputy CEO of the United States Capitol Visitor Center. Adele will present us with a challenging and thought-provoking look at GWL’s grassroots approach to inequalities, and Nik will explore how urban museums can better serve the diverse local communities around them. 

Breakout sessions will be led by representatives from a wide range of organisations including VocalEyes, the Museums Association, National Galleries of Scotland, Glasgow Life, the National Trust for Scotland, Youthlink Scotland, National Museums Liverpool, and much more.The full programme of breakout sessions is available below. 

Tickets include a pre-conference networking event in the newly-refurbished St Cecilia’s Hall on Wednesday 11 October.


Download the conference travel bursary form here


Read about the breakout sessions here



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