GEM Conference 2018
Past, Present and Future
Tuesday 4 September – Thursday 6 September 2018, Nottingham
To celebrate GEM’s 70th anniversary this year’s conference will be exploring how the landscape of heritage education has evolved over time with a look to what lies ahead for the sector.
We’re pleased to confirm the following keynote speakers:
• Rhian Tritton, consultant
• Beccy Speight, chief executive, Woodland Trust
• Tony Butler, executive director, Derby Museums
• Matthew Cock, chief executive, VocalEyes
• Nikola Burdon, relationship manager, museums, Arts Council England
• Esme Ward, director, Manchester Museum
• Sandeep Mahal, director, Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature
What have we learned from previous practices and how can we ensure a sustainable and vibrant heritage education provision both now and in the future? There will be a focus on current innovative practices, which challenge previously held norms and have adapted to an ever shifting financial landscape. We shall also consider what the future holds and look at how we take our shared learning forward.
The conference will approach this through three major threads:
- Sharing the learning from the heritage sector, with a focus on the evolution of our practices, audiences and outcomes.
- Exploring current ground-breaking programmes, challenging previous thinking and developing new models.
- Looking to future trends in heritage education, posing possible solutions and innovative working practices to address these.
The GEM 2018 conference will be of immense help to anyone involved in managing or delivering museum, heritage or cultural learning. We shall reflect upon the progress that we have made and the possibilities open to us, so that we can move forward together with renewed positivity. Most of all, we shall seek to empower the workforce, as the roles of learning and sharing in the lives of the public grow ever more important.
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This year the conference will be taking place at the University of Nottingham Museum at Lakeside Arts in Nottingham. Afternoon workshops on Wednesday and Thursday will be taking place at the National Justice Museum.
How to book:
GEM members, either personal or institutional (covers up to four members of the staff), benefit from reduced rates at GEM conference. You can benefit from further reductions by booking the whole conference offer.
If you’d like to book a conference place please download a form below, fill it in and send it to the GEM Office:
GEM Conference booking form (fillable Word doc)
GEM Conference booking form (fillable PDF)
If you have any queries regarding a conference booking, please contact Sara, our administrator, on 01634 853 424 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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