GEM Conference 2022 Programme Overview

Theme: Thinking Outwards: A Way Forward for Museum Learning
Dates: Wednesday 7th September – Friday 9th September 2022
Location: The Museum of Making, Silk Mill Lane, Derby DE1 3AF and online

Overview of the programme – ‘Thinking Outwards: A Way Forward for Museum Learning’

Wednesday 7th September

Main theme: Museum Learning and the Wider World 

09.30 – 10.00 – Registration coffee and pastries (delegate badge making)

10.00 – 10.10 – Welcome and housekeeping – Caroline Marcus

10.10 – 10.30 – Keynote welcome from Tony Butler, Derby Museums

10.30 – 11.00 – Keynote – Sir Geoff Palmer, Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh

11.15 – 12.00 – Panel Discussion – ‘What does thinking outward mean to you?’

12.00 – 13.00 – Lunch and GEM Fringe events (GLAM cares drop in)

13.00 – 14.00 – GEM member presentations

14.00 – 15.00 – Workshops or GEM Fringe event (CV surgery 1:1’s)

15.00 – 15.15 – Coffee Break

15.15 – 15.45 – Keynote – Professor Francois Mairesse, Professor of Museology and the Economics of Culture at the University of Paris 3

15.45 – 16.00 – Round up of the day

Thursday 8th September

Main theme: Collaborating with Communities

09.30 – 10.00 – Registration coffee and pastries (delegate badge making)

10.00 – 10.10 – Welcome and housekeeping – Jenny Pistella

10.10 – 10.30 – Keynote welcome Kate Bellamy, The Clore Duffield Foundation

10.30 – 11.00 – GEM member presentations

11.00 – 11.45 – GEM AGM

11.45 – 12.00 – Coffee Break

12.00 – 13.00 – GEM member presentations

13.00 – 14.00 – Lunch GEM Fringe events (CV surgery 1:1’s and Freelance get together)

14.00 – 16.00 – Off-site visits (Royal Crown Derby Porcelain Company tour, Workshop at Museum of Making, visit to Pickford House, Derby Museum and Art Gallery – details to be confirmed)

14.00 – 15.00 – Online offer – GEM member presentations

15.00 – 16.00 – Online offer – Workshops

16.00 – 17.00 – Opportunity to see the Museum of Making Galleries

17.00 – 19.00 – Drinks reception in the Italian Mill, Museum of Making

Friday 9th September

Main theme: Advocating within and outside the Museum

09.30 – 10.00 – Registration coffee and pastries (delegate badge making)

10.00 – 10.10 – Welcome and housekeeping – Rachel Tranter

10.10 – 10.30 – Keynote – Anra Kennedy and Ross Parry on The New Institute of Digital Culture

10.30 – 11.00 – Keynote Art Fund + Q&A

11.00 – 12.00 – GEM member presentations (CV surgery x 4 slots Google Forms)

12.00 – 13.00 – Lunch

13.00 – 13.20 – Keynote – Nick Winterbotham, Heritage, Learning, Leadership

13.20 – 13.45 – Keynote – Wendy Gallagher, Manchester Museums

13.45 – 14.00 – Coffee Break

14.00 – 15.00 – Workshops

15.00 – 15.45 – GEM member presentations

15.45 – 16.00 – Conference round up and end.

GEM conference Fringe events

· Making sessions/ craft activities

· CV surgery 1:1’s – online and in-person

· Stands and stalls

· GLAM cares session – A care and support network for

· Gallery, Library, Archives and Museum community engagement professionals

· Blog posts on projects from GEM members – launched and promoted during conference.

Please note that this programme is in the process of being finalised and is subject to change.

Download the Conference Programme Overview here.

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