5 July 2016

Transforming People to Transform Museums Call for Papers

Transforming People to Transform Museums, is a national conference exploring how heritage and arts organisations are reacting to new challenges through radical approaches in partnership working, workforce development and the use of museum and gallery spaces.
When: Thursday 29th and Friday 30th September, 2016
Where: Colchester Castle, Essex
Are you a change-maker in your organisation? Have you got big ideas about how to transform the face of heritage and the arts? We want to hear from you. We are looking for submissions from all career levels and all sizes of organisation.
Submissions will be welcomed that explore new ways of partnership working, workforce development and innovative use of spaces.
We are looking for contributions for:
-          Workshop activities (45 mins)
-          Short presentations (20 mins)
-          Keynote speakers (15 – 20 mins)
If you have something to say, we’d love to hear from you. Email us with:
o   Name(s) and contact details, including organisation
o   Summary and title of your idea (no more than 300 words), including structure
o   What you expect delegates to learn from your session
Submissions to be emailed to training.museum@colchester.gov.uk by 5pm on Monday 18th July. All submissions will be considered and we shall inform successful applicants by Friday 29th July. All presenters will receive free entry to the conference on the day of their session.  (NB: the conference cost for delegates will be £50 for one day or £80 for both days).
Colchester + Ipswich Museums are transforming their workforce through The Training Museum, generously supported by Arts Council England. To find out more about this exciting project, please visit http://www.cimuseums.org.uk/trainingmuseum

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