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Join GEM at the Museums + Heritage Show 2018
16 May @ 09:30 - 17 May @ 17:00Free
The Museums + Heritage Show (16 + 17 May) at Olympia London is guaranteed to recharge your thinking by bringing you the latest ideas, advice, expertise and insight from organisations across this sector. With over 50+ FREE talks from over 90 experts can you afford to miss it?
Take a look at some of our top pick talks below and don’t forget to see what else is on at this year’s Show.
If you’ve already registered for your ticket, we’ll see you there! If not, now is the time to register for your FREE pass and take advantage of everything the Show has to offer!
Come and visit GEM in the Expert Zone!
Don’t miss GEM’s Empower the Educator masterclass!
Wednesday 16 May, 10.30-10.55, Stand X5, Expert Zone
Do you work in or support heritage learning? If so, then GEM believes you are essential to a successful museum! In this session we will help you to carve out your space in your organisation. We will share tips for advocacy collected from educators across England, including on finding your USP, using the right language, and breaking down barriers between departments and sectors. Making a strong case can bring people together and integrate learning at the museum’s core. We will also give advice on staying well in the office, ensuring you enjoy your job as well as succeed in it!
Or our session: GEM investigates – who’s in? What does it take for museums to be truly inclusive?
Wednesday 16 May, 14 00 – 14 40, Learning – Theatre 1
Rachel Tranter and Nathalie Palin provide insights into how innovative learning & engagement programmes can transform how museums dialogue with their communities. They look at foundation principles of inclusive practice for museums and unpack what a long-term commitment to engagement with diverse audiences really looks like. Reflections on their shared experiences at Orleans House Gallery, as well as Nathalie’s work for Torbay Museums working to actively involve those who are least likely to engage with museums and heritage. They discuss opportunities to re-invigorate the culture of an organisation – and how capital development plans can provide a framework to think through strategies to reach new audiences. Find out about examples of collaborative models of practice that are allowing heritage organisations to embrace more diverse audiences in today’s challenging economic climate – and identify the benefits for individuals and museums alike.
Rachel Tranter, Director, GEM and Nathalie Palin, Creative Direction Torbay GPS & Cultural development consultant