Glasgow, UK | November 7-9, 2016

The Museums Association is pleased to welcome museum, collections, and heritage professionals to their upcoming session of the Museums Association’s Annual Conference and Exhibition. The meeting has grown to become the largest event of its kind in Europe, acting as a think-tank for museum and heritage professionals to unpack and analyze the latest scholarship and advances in the field of museums, galleries and heritage sites. This year’s conference, hosted by broadcaster and commentator Lesley Riddoch, takes place from November 7 to 9 at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow, UK. This year’s session will explore the themes People and places: stories, communities and collections; Being brave: courage, innovation and risk-taking; and Health and wellbeing: impact, evidence and delivery.

Sessions include:

  • The future of political and social activism in museums
  • Why museums should become playful places
  • The role of community museums in creating a sense of place
  • What will tomorrow’s museum workforce look like?
  • Creating innovative collections practice through partnerships

This year’s conference will host several new programs, including an array of special events, exhibition tours, expert talks and behind-the-scenes visits to Glasgow’s museums, galleries, and cultural venues. Delegates will have access to Exhibition 2016, where they may attend free workshops and meet leading suppliers.

While enjoying the conference, be sure to visit the Gallery Systems booth to learn more about our collections management, conservation, and web publishing software solutions. Our powerful tools can help you intuitively and efficiently manage and share your collection, protect your objects, and engage with your public.