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  • Wednesday 16 May
    • 09:45
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      10:15

      Department for International Trade session: The museum market in the USA

      Location: Exhibition Design + Interpretation - Theatre 4

      The Department for International Trade (DIT) has identified the USA as a key market for the UK’s creative industries – including the supply of products and services to the museum sector. The USA is often seen as a challenging market for UK goods and services

      Speakers: Department for International Trade, Haley Sharpe Design, MuseumINSIDER
    • 10:00
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      10:40

      Live streaming – as easy as it looks?

      Location: Learning - Theatre 1

      Live streaming is all the rage online and it looks easy, but just how feasible is it for you to live stream from your museum or heritage site? Could it add a new dimension to your learning offer? Alec will take you through the practicalities,

      Speakers: Museum Development Network, Museum of London
    • 10:15
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      10:55

      Beauty and the Beast

      Location: Engaging New Visitors - Theatre 2

      How do you communicate a brand proposition that builds visitor engagement? How do you retain the integrity of your brand’s promise whilst adapting to unpredicted visitor behaviours? How do you manage the impact of a populist event on an historic attraction? This session will offer

      Speakers: All Creative Branding, Historic Royal Palaces
    • 10:15
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      10:55

      Cultural change through community partnerships

      Location: Understanding Your Visitors - Theatre 3

      Redeveloping the RAF Museum’s London site provided an opportunity to investigate new ways of working. Active visitor engagement and new community partnerships have had an impact across the Museum, influencing audience development, volunteering, ideas testing and programming. The examples of active change-making show why audience

      Speakers: RAF Museum London
    • 10:30
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      11:50

      New funding opportunities from HLF and Arts Council England

      Location: Exhibition Design + Interpretation - Theatre 4

      Arts Council England and Heritage Lottery Fund will outline new funding opportunities for museums and the heritage sector. They will provide information and ideas about working with sector support organisations and other funded organisations. HLF will outline their funding for this current year and the

      Speakers: Arts Council England, HLF
    • 10:30
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      10:55

      Empower the Educator!

      Location: On Stand Session

      Do you work in or support heritage learning?  If so, then GEM believes you are essential to a successful museum!  In this session we will help you to carve out your space in your organisation.  We will share tips for advocacy collected from educators across

      Speakers: Group for Education in Museums
    • 10:45
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      11:10

      Demo of a new solution that can digitise all types of archival medium from books to glass plate negatives within one system – The Scan Studio

      Location: On Stand Session

      Today, clients own different type of assets to be digitized. Loose documents, bound newspapers, Books, Plans, Paintings, Photographic materials. Small items stamps, miniatures, Complex originals with metallic finish. Glass negatives and film material, 35mm, medium format, film up to 11” x 14”. SCANSTUDIO is the Answer: Offering one

      Speakers: Zeutschel UK
    • 11:00
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      11:40

      Inclusive museums – Kids in Museums

      Location: Learning - Theatre 1

      Caroline Marcus hosts this session which will focus on two vital areas of inclusive practice. Featuring Kids in Museums guides to welcoming wheelchair users and welcoming children and young people with autism, the speakers will share their insights and experiences, discuss putting theory into practice

      Speakers: Autism in Museums, Kids in Museums, Tincture of Museum
    • 11:15
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      11:55

      Using digital to reach new audiences and increase engagement

      Location: Engaging New Visitors - Theatre 2

      Two case studies on how small marketing teams used the latest in digital innovation and automated tools to increase audience engagement. The People’s History Museum recently became an ACE National Portfolio Organisation. Hear how creating a user-centric digital policy and plan supports a renewed focus

      Speakers: Golant Media Ventures
    • 11:15
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      11:55

      Keeping The Postal Museum’s Mail Rail on track

      Location: Understanding Your Visitors - Theatre 3

      The Postal Museum launched in full in September 2017, completing its transformation from an archive into a major new attraction. But who cares? Gaining real, usable insight into potential visitors helped identify who was actually interested, their motivations to visit and the size and make-up

      Speakers: The Postal Museum
    • 11:15
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      11:40

      How to lead Golden Guided Walks and Tours that create meaningful experiences for your audiences

      Location: On Stand Session

      What makes an outdoor guided walk or indoor tour truly ‘Golden’? AHI member, tour guide and interpretation specialist, Nigel McDonald will deliver his top ten tips for making meaningful connections with your audiences to create golden guided experiences. Nigel hopes to cram the key points of his

      Speakers: Association for Heritage Interpretation
    • 11:15
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      11:40

      Immersive 360° domes and interactive VR, AR and MR experiences

      Location: On Stand Session

      We will share our vision for the XR Museum which blends the latest XR technology (AR, MR, VR) with immersive storytelling to extend and enhance the museum experience and go beyond the glass. Get up close and personal with the largest rocket ever made, see

      Speakers: NSC Creative
    • 12:00
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      12:40

      Measuring learning impact – the learning journey

      Location: Learning - Theatre 1

      The Public Engagement team at Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) has developed a ‘Learning Journey Framework’ to help design, deliver and evaluate their learning programme and drive outcomes for audiences. The framework takes ‘Inspiring Learning for All’ as its basis and customises it to support learning

      Speakers: Historic Royal Palaces
    • 12:00
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      12:25

      Latest developments in data analytics to improve visitor experience.

      Location: On Stand Session

      Movement Strategies is the largest and most experienced specialist people movement consultancy in the world. We combine a range of location and movement data sources to provide analytics, recommendations and management tools relating to the performance of services, buildings, places or cities. Carefully thought-through people

      Speakers: Movement Strategies
    • 12:15
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      12:55

      The battle for youth engagement

      Location: Engaging New Visitors - Theatre 2

      Sharing the triumphs, fails, and tips, learnt in the development of Bristol Museums’ young people’s engagement programme. Claire will cover how she’s done it and how you can also develop a programme that is mutually beneficial to both your museum and local youth services –

      Speakers: Bristol Museums
    • 12:15
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      12:55

      Futureproofing – who are we here for?

      Location: Understanding Your Visitors - Theatre 3

      How do museums and heritage venues transform themselves into being truly audience-focused and cause-led? And what are the benefits? Liz and Tracy will give candid accounts of their venue’s voyage to define its purpose in society and for the people it touches. They will describe

      Speakers: Morris Hargreaves McIntyre, Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust, St Neots Museum
    • 12:30
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      13:10

      Exhibition (Im)possible: no objects, small space and perhaps the most hated King of England

      Location: Exhibition Design + Interpretation - Theatre 4

      King John, arguably the worst King of England, breathed his last at Newark Castle. On the 800th anniversary of his death, there was a desire to tell the story of John’s final weeks. With no collection, a small budget and an even smaller space find

      Speakers: Barker Langham, Newark & Sherwood District Council
    • 12:45
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      13:10

      Demo of a new innovation, contactless scanning of art & fragile material – the WideTEK® 36ART

      Location: On Stand Session

      The WideTEK® 36ART enables contact free scanning of fragile material, artefacts and works of art like oil and acrylic paintings, charcoal and pastel drawings, watercolours, mixed media collages and antique works of art, with or without frames, gently and in high resolution. With its patent

      Speakers: Covergold Limited
    • 13:00
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      13:40

      Volunteer Makers: how to grow your own

      Location: Learning - Theatre 1

      Discover how riding the wave of powerful community engagement, through volunteering and participation blended together, can make the extraordinary happen. Volunteer Makers is a model and technology pioneered across the UK. Learn how it supports: capacity to grow a community of volunteers; understanding and creating

      Speakers: Museum of Oxford, Volunteer Makers
    • 13:00
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      13:10

      Lates – where to find support for your Lates events programme

      Location: On Stand Session

      Nick Stockman, Culture24 campaigns manager will talk you through how to access support from marketing platforms, conferences and research to start, develop and expand your after-hours events programming. Culture24, Stand X4  

      Speakers: Culture24
    • 13:10
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      13:35

      Challenging flat technology by opening up a world of possibilities for better communication, engagement and interaction with the captivating PufferSphere®

      Location: On Stand Session

      We challenge flat technology by opening up a world of possibilities for better communication, engagement and interaction with the captivating PufferSphere®. Our bespoke spherical projection solutions combine extraordinary form, magnetic appeal and unique interactivity to tell your story in ways never before possible. Visit us

      Speakers: Pufferfish
    • 13:15
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      13:55

      Bringing stories out of the closet

      Location: Engaging New Visitors - Theatre 2

      This session will explore the Walker Art Gallery’s approach to LGBT+ programming and audience development. It will look at the Gallery’s broader work in this area and focus particularly on their recent exhibition Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender Identity. One of their most popular exhibitions to

      Speakers: National Museums Liverpool
    • 13:15
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      13:55

      The rewards of a visitor focus

      Location: Understanding Your Visitors - Theatre 3

      At Beamish, using audience insight runs right through the visitor offer – from costumed front-of-house staff, through activities, merchandise sales, programmes, special events, marketing and major new developments. Richard outlines the many ways that Beamish uses knowledge of its visitors to put them at the

      Speakers: Beamish
    • 13:30
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      14:10

      China’s first Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors

      Location: Exhibition Design + Interpretation - Theatre 4

      Since the 9th of February 2018 the World Museum in Liverpool has been welcoming visitors from near and far to experience one of the world’s greatest archaeological discoveries, this unmissable exhibition spans almost 1,000 years of Chinese history; from the conflicts and chaos of the

      Speakers: National Museums Liverpool, The Hub
    • 13:30
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      13:55

      How to digitise, protect, and create value for your archives.

      Location: On Stand Session

      Our presentation will cover successful planning for your digitisation project and consider how preparing your collection for digitisation will impact both time and cost. We will review how the objectives of your project fulfil the needs of both your core audience and the project funder.

      Speakers: Capture, Genus
    • 14:00
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      14:40

      GEM investigates – who’s in? What does it take for museums to be truly inclusive?

      Location: Learning - Theatre 1

      Rachel Tranter and Nathalie Palin provide insights into how innovative learning & engagement programmes can transform how museums dialogue with their communities. They look at foundation principles of inclusive practice for museums and unpack what a long-term commitment to engagement with diverse audiences really looks

      Speakers: GEM
    • 14:15
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      14:55

      All In! Making museums accessible to all, one step at a time

      Location: Engaging New Visitors - Theatre 2

      The York Castle Museum has been working hard to improve access to all, both physically and intellectually. Following many complaints, a focussed group has been working on access for the past two years trying ideas to improve access for visitors with additional needs. Through training

      Speakers: York Castle Museum
    • 14:15
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      14:55

      Rating, ranting and recommendation: understanding your online audience

      Location: Understanding Your Visitors - Theatre 3

      Learn how social media can be used to get a better understanding of your current and potential visitors. Katie will reveal examples for gaining insight into audiences, including how to look beyond your own managed social media pages to access the conversations that go on

      Speakers: BDRC Continental
    • 14:15
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      14:40

      How can Museums and Galleries get the most from online video?

      Location: On Stand Session

      In this session, we’re going to look at the latest trends for museum and gallery online video content. We’ll talk through what really works for each platform and give practical tips to help you make your online films as effective as possible. Presented by Mark

      Speakers: Chocolate Films Production
    • 14:30
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      15:10

      Interpretive planning essentials – a practical toolkit for heritage sites

      Location: Exhibition Design + Interpretation - Theatre 4

      Wondering how to turn your brilliant interpretive idea into a deliverable reality? Know who you want to engage but not sure how? Successful interpretive planning means thinking carefully about the why and who, before tackling the fun bit of exactly how! Join Jo for practical

      Speakers: Association for Heritage Interpretation
    • 15:00
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      15:40

      Collections and curriculum

      Location: Learning - Theatre 1

      Real World Science is a network of museums across the UK using their natural history collections to engage pupils and teachers with science. The programme considers global issues on a local scale, linking collections and current scientific research with science curriculum. In addition RWS has

      Speakers: Great North Museum: Hancock, Natural History Museum
    • 15:00
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      15:25

      Can storytelling create, enhance and develop visitor experience and engagement?

      Location: On Stand Session

      TheWholeStory will share storytelling based techniques they have used to: communicate collections, build relationships with visitors, entertain and engage, inform, evoke… In response to what you want to know and our using our experience we will show you where, how, why and with whom storytelling

      Speakers: The Whole Story
    • 15:15
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      15:55

      Museums and wellbeing

      Location: Engaging New Visitors - Theatre 2

      Poor mental wellbeing is recognised as a major issue for the UK. How can museums deliver positive outcomes for people with mental health problems and for those in the wider population? Featuring an expert perspective from the CEO of Mind; an introduction to the new

      Speakers: Arts and Health South West, Culture Health and Wellbeing Alliance, MIND
    • 15:15
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      15:55

      Using visitor insight to drive engagement

      Location: Understanding Your Visitors - Theatre 3

      The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust show how a detailed understanding of audiences can engage visitors in new ways both in Stratford-upon-Avon and worldwide. They will share techniques and models, including those from audience research agencies, to engage core, potential and hard-to-reach audiences. SBT have used this

      Speakers: The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (SBT)
    • 15:30
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      16:10

      The exhibition treadmill: is there a better way?

      Location: Exhibition Design + Interpretation - Theatre 4

      Can you generate income by slowing down the treadmill of exhibition production? Culture Syndicates CIC have created a new way for small and medium sized organisations to share temporary exhibitions, saving partners’ time and resources. This session reveals the framework we used to plan an

      Speakers: Culture Syndicates CIC, Mansfield Museum
    • 15:45
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      16:10

      Secure, Control and Audit Access to your Collection

      Location: On Stand Session

      eLOQ is an electronic smart key and access control system providing a high degree of security, control and auditability. A single key will enable the user to unlock up to 3,000 locks, padlocks, cylinders and camlocks dependent upon the users allocated permissions. The nominated system

      Speakers: Polstore Storage Systems
    • 16:00
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      16:40

      School Engagement – the teacher’s perspective

      Location: Learning - Theatre 1

      This talk aims to explore key issues within schools when considering a museum or heritage site school trip. Based on research within schools Philip will review the constraints and hindrances teachers experience when planning such trips and how organisations can work with schools to overcome

      Speakers: schoolzone
    • 16:15
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      16:55

      Working Locally, Thinking Globally: how museums benefit from being outward looking

      Location: Engaging New Visitors - Theatre 2

      Through case studies, attendees will learn how non-national museums across the UK have benefitted from developing an outward looking, international approach to their work using modest Travel Gants from ICOM UK.  Details of the next round of ICOM UK – British Council Travel Grants will

      Speakers: ICOM UK, ICOM UK Travel Grant Recipients
    • 16:15
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      16:55

      Whose story is it anyway?

      Location: Understanding Your Visitors - Theatre 3

      Using the Museum of English Rural Life’s recent redevelopment “Our Country Lives” as a case study, this session will demonstrate how opening a dialogue with existing and new audiences and stakeholders can lead to a more focused, relevant and responsive interpretation strategy. The MERL also

      Speakers: Museum of English Rural Life
    • 16:30
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      17:10

      Re-engineering the Brooklands Experience

      Location: Exhibition Design + Interpretation - Theatre 4

      An £8m project has transformed Brooklands Museum – moving a Grade 2 listed building, creating an immersive factory exhibition and re-opening the finishing straight of the world’s first purpose built motor racing circuit after nearly 80 years. Hear about how the ambitious plans have come

      Speakers: Brooklands Museum
  • Thursday 17 May
    • 09:50
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      10:30

      One Collection – to boldly go where no collection move has gone before

      Location: Collections Management - Theatre 1

      The One Collection project is moving the Science Museum collection of 320,000 objects from its current store to a new facility in Wroughton. We aim to make it more than a ‘lift and shift’ exercise and build a foundation for better collections management, both physically

      Speakers: Science Museum
    • 09:50
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      10:30

      Less CAN be more: how to maximise retail revenue with limited space and budget

      Location: Fundraising, Retail + Trading - Theatre 3

      In recent years, museum retailing has become mainstream – with many larger museums and heritage sites able to compete with the High Street for innovation and originality of product and environment. This session will use case studies and share five principles that will enable smaller

      Speakers: Stephen Spencer & Associates
    • 10:00
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      10:40

      What if you could analyse all your Museum data in one place?

      Location: New Technology - Theatre 2

      If you manage Museum data this session will help you. It reviews how the Natural History Museum is building a central definitive service to analyse business data. It covers automating the aggregation, cleaning and transformation of data from multiple business data sources into a central

      Speakers: Natural History Museum
    • 10:00
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      10:40

      Exhibitions for all ages

      Location: Exhibition Design + Interpretation - Theatre 4

      This workshop will explore two successful temporary exhibitions at the Museum of London in 2016-17: ‘Fire! Fire!’ and ‘Tunnel: the Archaeology of Crossrail’. Both exhibitions were aimed at families and adult visitors, and were designed with a balance of collections and interactivity in mind. The

      Speakers: Museum of London
    • 10:15
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      10:40

      See a revolutionary exhibition cabinet merging the displayed objects with animations – MagicBox

      Location: On Stand Session

      Introducing MagicBox®—a revolutionary exhibition cabinet that magically displays media content in front of the objects on show. Precious art pieces, highly sensitive to the touch, can now be inspected inside-out by moving their digital 3D version. All of this happens at the fingertips of the

      Speakers: Microform Imaging
    • 10:35
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      11:00

      Demo of a new solution that can digitise all types of archival medium from books to glass plate negatives within one system – The Scan Studio

      Location: On Stand Session

      Today, clients own different type of assets to be digitized. Loose documents, bound newspapers, Books, Plans, Paintings, Photographic materials. Small items stamps, miniatures, Complex originals with metallic finish. Glass negatives and film material, 35mm, medium format, film up to 11” x 14”. SCANSTUDIO is the Answer: Offering one

      Speakers: Zeutschel UK
    • 10:45
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      11:25

      Open wide – developing open access to your object stores

      Location: Collections Management - Theatre 1

      The Museum of English Rural Life at the University of Reading is housed in purpose-built galleries including a mezzanine storage area for the reserve collection. Redeveloped through the HLF funded capital development, “Our Country Lives” the MERL now offers open access to these stores. This

      Speakers: Museum of English Rural Life
    • 10:45
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      11:25

      The importance of heritage venues engaging and supporting the local community

      Location: Fundraising, Retail + Trading - Theatre 3

      For centuries large historic houses have been at the heart of the local community. From the purchasing of local ingredients and the employment of local residents, to the tourism that is brought to the area, Blenheim Palace has a desire to champion this approach. The

      Speakers: Blenheim Palace, Searcys
    • 10:45
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      11:10

      Effective and engaging costumed interpretation 

      Location: On Stand Session

      Mrs Doig visits the M&H Show from the 18th century to introduce effective and engaging costumed interpretation. There is no doubt that when done properly costumed interpretation creates a memorable experience for a museum or historic property that lasts well after the visit. By taking

      Speakers: Association for Heritage Interpretation
    • 11:00
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      11:40

      Together we are stronger

      Location: New Technology - Theatre 2

      If small and medium sized museums team up, can they compete with, or even surpass, the resources often available only to larger museums, and deliver high quality cutting edge digital interpretation? MMEx is a non-profit membership organisation for museums across Denmark, creating a resource of

      Speakers: MMEx - Center for Digital Interpretation in Museums
    • 11:00
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      11:40

      Mentoring for All

      Location: Exhibition Design + Interpretation - Theatre 4

      Tamsin Russell and Isabel Churcher will outline the plans for a national Mentoring for All scheme for museums and describe the outcomes from the pilot programme. Come along and hear about great practice for being a mentor and a mentee. Tamsin, Russell, Professional Development Officer,

      Speakers: Arts Council England, Museums Association
    • 11:30
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      11:55

      Challenging flat technology by opening up a world of possibilities for better communication, engagement and interaction with the captivating PufferSphere®

      Location: On Stand Session

      We challenge flat technology by opening up a world of possibilities for better communication, engagement and interaction with the captivating PufferSphere®. Our bespoke spherical projection solutions combine extraordinary form, magnetic appeal and unique interactivity to tell your story in ways never before possible. Visit us

      Speakers: Pufferfish
    • 11:40
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      12:20

      How to choose a CMS: finding the right fit

      Location: Collections Management - Theatre 1

      Investing in a new Collections Management system is a significant undertaking, and with the time and money dedicated to the process, you want to get it right first time. This workshop will help you pinpoint the important things to look for in a new CMS,

      Speakers: Axiell, National Museum of the Royal Navy
    • 11:40
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      12:20

      Small can be beautiful, but how do we make it pay? Commercial development in small museums and galleries

      Location: Fundraising, Retail + Trading - Theatre 3

      With limited resources and space, what opportunities are there for smaller museums to maximise visitor spend and generate a commercial return from visitors and assets? This session will use case studies to demonstrate what can be achieved by following some basic principles, creating added value

      Speakers: John Barford
    • 12:00
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      12:40

      Oh! What a Lovely War?

      Location: Exhibition Design + Interpretation - Theatre 4

      Modern military museums face a unique balancing act: to highlight the achievements of regiments in campaigns yet try not to glorify war. Objects acquired from enemies can act as symbols of victory but many of these present challenges with modern interpretation. Jasdeep shares the revised

      Speakers: National Army Museum, University of Warwick
    • 12:10
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      12:35

      Meeting Demands of Contemporary Stewardship: Complexities, Compromises, and solutions for displayed objects

      Location: On Stand Session

      The conservation of items for museum display addresses an inherent diversity of needs concerning heritage values, meanings, and uses. Supporting material preservation and facilitating optimal access for contemporary audiences are key responsibilities. Choices from cleaning decisions to mounting options can have significant impacts on viewer

      Speakers: Plowden and Smith
    • 12:25
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      12:50

      Demo of a new innovation, contactless scanning of art & fragile material – the WideTEK® 36ART

      Location: On Stand Session

      The WideTEK® 36ART enables contact free scanning of fragile material, artefacts and works of art like oil and acrylic paintings, charcoal and pastel drawings, watercolours, mixed media collages and antique works of art, with or without frames, gently and in high resolution. With its patent

      Speakers: Covergold Limited
    • 12:35
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      13:15

      Caring for your photographic collections

      Location: Collections Management - Theatre 1

      How to care for photographic collections in museums without specialist photographic stores or access to a photographic conservator. We will cover what causes photographs to fall apart, how to slow this down and how to increase the lifespan of the photographs with good collections care.

      Speakers: LF Conservation and Preservation, Science Museum
    • 12:35
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      13:15

      Admission charges – what does the research tell us?

      Location: Fundraising, Retail + Trading - Theatre 3

      DC Research and the Association of Independent Museums (AIM) will present findings from the 2016 UK-wide research study about the impact of charging or not for admissions on museums in the UK (carried out by DC Research on behalf of AIM). The research assessed the

      Speakers: AIM, DC Research
    • 13:00
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      13:40

      New for old: choosing appropriate technology for a new museum

      Location: New Technology - Theatre 2

      The Postal Museum fuses a museum experience with the appeal of a visitor attraction. This session examines the use of technology to develop access to collections, augment visitor experiences and foster sustainable digital facilities. From interactives to 3D imaging, from digitisation to business generation, this

      Speakers: The Postal Museum
    • 13:00
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      13:40

      Bawdsey Radar from death rays to Saturn’s rings

      Location: Exhibition Design + Interpretation - Theatre 4

      Hear our lessons learnt from working together to develop a contemporary visitor experience from the volunteers’ and also the interpretive designer’s perspective. Jamie McCall, PLB and Mary Wain, Bawdsey Radar Trust  

      Speakers: Bawdsey Radar Trust, PLB
    • 13:00
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      13:25

      Can storytelling create, enhance and develop visitor experience and engagement?

      Location: On Stand Session

      TheWholeStory will share storytelling based techniques they have used to: communicate collections, build relationships with visitors, entertain and engage, inform, evoke… In response to what you want to know and our using our experience we will show you where, how, why and with whom storytelling

      Speakers: The Whole Story
    • 13:20
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      13:45

      Textile Pests: a proactive approach to control

      Location: On Stand Session

      All too often, pest control in heritage sites and museums is a reaction to the discovery of evidence of pest activity, such as damage to objects or elements of the building. The threat from Textile pests can be a constant worry as they could literally

      Speakers: Preservation Equipment
    • 13:30
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      14:10

      Provocative, disruptive and risk-taking

      Location: Fundraising, Retail + Trading - Theatre 3

      Bernard Donoghue will share case studies, trends and data on how attractions are finding new audiences through fostering unusual creative partnerships, being bolder, more provocative and being prepared to ‘stretch’ their brand. Bernard Donoghue, Director of the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions and Museums +

      Speakers: ALVA
    • 13:50
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      14:15

      The evolution of Wi-Fi logging – no dinosaurs allowed!

      Location: On Stand Session

      The only Wi-Fi logging system to be designed specifically for the Heritage sector – the Testo 160 series provides a quick and easy way to monitor your environmental conditions.  Temperature, Humidity, Lux and UV can be continuously monitored from your desktop, smartphone or tablet.  As

      Speakers: Meaco Measurement & Control Ltd
    • 14:00
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      14:40

      My camera loves Euclid, Algebra & Newton: cultural & heritage photography for the 21st Century

      Location: New Technology - Theatre 2

      Tony will make an introduction to professional cultural and heritage photography, where we have been and are heading to. Why collaboration has been important to professionals working in the UK for over thirty years through The Association for Historical and Fine Art Photography (AHFAP). Andrew

      Speakers: Government Art Collection, The Postal Museum
    • 14:00
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      14:40

      Going beyond the 3D experience – Opera: Passion, Power and Politics

      Location: Exhibition Design + Interpretation - Theatre 4

      How do we start to think about curating our exhibition spaces in new ways? The design brief for this blockbuster exhibition at the V&A was approached in 4D rather than 3D, it considered a multi-sensory visitor experience. In an age where people can be transported

      Speakers: V&A
    • 14:25
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      15:05

      GDPR, data protection and copyright for museums: what you need to know?

      Location: Collections Management - Theatre 1

      This session will explore important information law issues for museums – focusing on GDPR, data protection and copyright and their applicability within collections management, digitisation, digital asset creation, use and publication. Run by Naomi Korn, leading copyright and compliance specialist, this session will provide case

      Speakers: Naomi Korn
    • 14:25
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      15:05

      Expanding your network and buying opportunities with Enterprise Ireland

      Location: Fundraising, Retail + Trading - Theatre 3

      The Ashmolean Museum’s Lycia outlines her experience of receiving support from Enterprise Ireland and how their museums and heritage work have helped diversify her network across a variety of disciplines and levels, introduced new sources of product and developed the commercial offering and relationships. Find

      Speakers: Enterprise Ireland UK, The Ashmolean Museum - University of Oxford
    • 14:40
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      15:05

      Secure, Control and Audit Access to your Collection

      Location: On Stand Session

      eLOQ is an electronic smart key and access control system providing a high degree of security, control and auditability. A single key will enable the user to unlock up to 3,000 locks, padlocks, cylinders and camlocks dependent upon the users allocated permissions. The nominated system

      Speakers: Polstore Storage Systems
    • 14:45
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      15:10

      Labelling Buildings – Turn Your Venue’s Architecture Into an Exhibit

      Location: On Stand Session

      Understanding buildings is popular with visitors. The architecture they encounter is very much part of the experience of a visit. Come and discuss your building/s or site and explore how to help visitors engage with the physical spaces that they see and move through –

      Speakers: Colin Mulberg Consulting
    • 15:00
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      15:40

      A commercial approach to Virtual Reality

      Location: New Technology - Theatre 2

      How the Science Museum Group approached their first commercial venture into VR. From creation to deployment, a discussion on how VR can be utilised in museums for commercial and strategic benefit. Space Descent VR with Tim Peake supports the group’s acquisition of Tim Peake’s Soyuz

      Speakers: Science Museum
    • 15:00
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      15:40

      Joined up: effective networks for heritage volunteering

      Location: Exhibition Design + Interpretation - Theatre 4

      The Heritage Volunteering Group supports volunteer manager networks across the UK. Learn how and why these meetings will keep us at the cutting edge of the sector’s Volunteer Development strategies, and find out how you can get involved. Richard Gough, Volunteering and Visitor Engagement Manager,

      Speakers: Heritage Volunteering Group, The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust
    • 15:20
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      16:00

      When the numbers don’t add up: the challenges, solutions and prospects of the Natural History Museum’s Digital Collections Program

      Location: Collections Management - Theatre 1

      The NHM has for over a decade been tackling the digitisation efforts required to make 80 Million collection objects available globally. The NHM has developed various innovative solutions in hardware, software workflow and digital access to cope with an industrial scale challenge that refuses standardisation.

      Speakers: Natural History Museum
    • 15:20
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      16:00

      Life Changing Leadership Lessons from the MRL Programme

      Location: Fundraising, Retail + Trading - Theatre 3

      Regularly described as ‘inspiring’ and ‘life changing’, Museums and Resilient Leadership (MRL) is an 11 month development programme for existing and aspiring leaders. 8 workshops, a number of study visits and 2 retreats apply the best in leadership from politics, culture and business to the

      Speakers: Museums and Resilient Leadership Programme
    • 15:20
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      15:45

      Versatility and The Versascan’s V3D Technology

      Location: On Stand Session

      New V3D technology presents new opportunities for Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums. V3D images offer perfect reproductions of nearly any structured surface such as works of art, wood, fabrics and more. Light reflecting items such as coins, seals and metal prints can be captured at the

      Speakers: Genus
    • 16:00
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      16:40

      BYOD (bring your own device) vs on-site devices – what should museums be offering their visitors?

      Location: New Technology - Theatre 2

      This session is for museum professionals responsible for onsite interpretation and visitor experiences wishing to get a broad overview. It will be a practical exploration of solutions available for museums to deliver digital on-site visitor offers (including native apps, progressive web apps, audio & multimedia

      Speakers: ATS Heritage
    • 16:00
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      16:40

      Liget Budapest Project – a renewal and development of Budapest’s largest public park as a high value cultural hub

      Location: Exhibition Design + Interpretation - Theatre 4

      The City Park (Városliget) offers in its 200 year history a world-wide unique mixture of a 100 hectare natural green environment and institutions of leisure, entertainment and culture next to the World Heritage area of Budapest. With the project the whole park will be completely

      Speakers: Városliget Ltd

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