GEM Conference 2021

The Future of Museum and Heritage Learning:
Learning from the challenges and innovation of lockdown

Wednesday 8 September – Friday 10 September 2021, Online

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has encouraged the sector to pivot and provide increased learning opportunities by delivering programmes and resources like socially distanced learning opportunities, webinars and videos, digital resources and more… The work of museum and heritage education professionals to respond and reimagine cultural engagement during a pandemic inspires and informs the future as we navigate the learning landscape.

GEM Conference 2021 explored the future of museum and heritage learning, focused on future developments and areas of focus for example digital innovation, sustainable development, social justice, anti-racism, accessibility, and representation. Ultimately, Conference 2021 was an opportunity for GEM Members, both individual and organisational, to connect and learn together again.

GEM Conference 2021: Official Programme

Recorded Sessions

We were delighted to be able to record many of the sessions that took place at GEM Conference 2021 for our delegates to watch again later, or catch-up on any they missed. These will become available via the pages below over the course of the next few weeks. Please do bear with the GEM Team while these recordings are processed, as it may take some time.

These recordings and resources are only available to delegates of GEM Conference 2021 as part of their paid ticket, and are password protected. Delegates should check their inboxes from Tuesday 14th September for an email containing details of how to access these sessions.

GEM Conference 2021 Keynote Recordings Available here (delegates only)

GEM Conference 2021 Members Presentations Available here (delegates only)

GEM Conference 2021 Workshops Available here (delegates only)

GEM Conference 2021 Panel Discussions Available here (delegates only)

Recording Access for Non-Conference Delegates

If you didn’t purchase a ticket to GEM Conference 2021, but still wish to view the recorded sessions, access can be arranged via the GEM Office.

Post-Conference Resource Access includes recordings of the GEM Conference Keynotes, Members Presentations and a selection of Panel Discussions, as well as resources, slides and links provided by workshop leaders.

GEM Individual, Institutional (per person) and Freelance Members – £50
Non-Members and Supporters – £60
GEM Student & Unwaged Members – £60
Access for your whole organisation (GEM Institutional Member organisations only) – £175

Please contact [email protected] to make a payment and receive full access to these resources.

Academic institutions hoping to use these resources for educational purposes should also contact [email protected] to discuss access.

Please note that GEM is a registered charity, and proceeds from these payments fund GEM’s charitable activities within the sector, and help us to pay our staff and freelancers fairly.

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