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Sporting Heritage Conference 2018

14 November 2018 @ 10:00 - 15 November 2018 @ 16:00

£20 – £100

The relevance of sporting heritage

Join us for the sporting heritage event of the year!

Based at the historic and inspirational Merseyside Maritime Museum at Liverpool’s Albert Dock, this year’s conference has a focus on celebrating and sharing the impact of sporting heritage and the stories it tells, how to engage greater support for the sector going forward, and how to support grassroots collections care and access.

Delegates attending our annual conference can expect to gain:

  • an increased knowledge and understanding of the role and value of sporting heritage
  • knowledge of case studies about sporting heritage activity
  • practical advice and guidance on looking after, using, and researching sporting heritage
  • an understanding of how to better look after sporting heritage collections
  • an understanding of the role and value of sporting heritage collections
  • opportunities for networking with a range of different individuals

The event brings together those working or volunteering in the heritage, arts, culture, health, wellbeing, sport, community, education and tourism sectors and is relevant to:

  • Heritage and culture professionals and volunteers
  • Sports clubs and governing body representatives
  • Community group representatives
  • Academics
  • Private collectors
  • Health sector professionals
  • Educationalists
  • Arts sector professionals

Keynote speakers will include policy makers and funding representatives.

The second half of Day 2 will focus on how to engage greater research activity within the sector, focusing on the support available for those outside of academia in understanding research opportunities. We will also hear from our cohort of research students about their current partnership projects delivered between a university and a cultural institution.

Call for papers
We’re looking for contributions to the conference which echo this theme and help to generate a wide understanding of the role and value of sporting heritage – this could be in the form of case studies, policy contexts, or discussion papers.

We’d love to see a range of representative again at the conference from the fields of education, heritage, culture, art, sport, health and wellbeing, and academia, to name but a few!


If you’d like to book a place, you can do so by visiting the Sporting Heritage website.  We also have a range of sponsorship opportunities available.


14 November 2018 @ 10:00
15 November 2018 @ 16:00
£20 – £100
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Merseyside Maritime Museum
Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock
Liverpool, L3 4AQ United Kingdom
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