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GEM Conference 2019


  • Torquay Museum, 529 Babbacombe Rd Torquay, TQ1 1HG United Kingdom (map)

The GEM Conference 2019 will focus on "Connection, Action, Innovation: Forging dynamic and lasting partnerships with communities".

Working with South West Museum Development, the conference will explore how learning and participation can forge dynamic and lasting partnerships with communities to cultivate innovation, activism and wellbeing, as part of this ecosystem. The conference will tackle challenges faced by learning teams and communities and share cutting edge developments from both small and large organisations. Keynote speakers include David Anderson (National Museums Wales); Ali Bennett (Qatar Museums); Piotr Bienkowski (Consultant); Dominique Bouchard (English Heritage); Alex Coulter (Arts & Health South West / Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance); Dhikshana Pering (Brent London Borough Culture Project); Kate Richards (Squircle CIC); and Melissa Strauss (National Lottery Heritage Fund).

Call for papers: Passed
Price: 365 GBP (Full registration for GEM members); 550 GBP (Full registration for non-members); 135 GBP (Day registration for GEM members); 185 GBP (Day registration for non-members)

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