Museums Association Conference (Glasgow Scotland)

Posted by Elizabeth Alton on Sunday, December 30th, 2012

The Museums Association international conference is being held this year in Glasgow, Scotland.

Highlights include keynote speeches by Jackie Kay, the national poet for Scotland, Oonagh Aitken, the chief executive of Volunteering Matters, and Alexandre Fernandes from the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The conference themes are being brave; people and places; and health and wellbeing. There will be a series of sessions under each of these themes, including the role of community museums, confronting censorship and controversy, and partnerships for wellbeing.

A series of social events will give delegates the chance to see the Zaha Hadid-designed Riverside Museum, the Gallery of Modern Art and also Kelvin Hall, a new collections study centre. And this year delegates are invited to a third day of special events and tours at sites around Glasgow including the Scottish Football Museum, the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, the Glasgow Science Centre, and the Glasgow Women’s Library.

To learn more about the event or register, visit their website.

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