University Museums Group & University Museums in Scotland joint conference
The challenge that faces museums of all types is how to engage the public in scientific issues that will shape society over coming decades and to do so irrespective of subject speciality.
The conference will introduce delegates to the current science research landscape and will explore the intersection of science with arts and culture in a museum setting. Keynotes and panel discussions will address the challenge of combining these themes and linking collections in ways that inspires our visitors. Sessions will bring practitioners in the sciences and social sciences together with museum professionals and artists to talk about science engagement and reinvigorating science collections in museums.
The conference fee is £75, which includes lunch, tea and coffee on both days as well as the optional museum tours on the second day. The evening drinks party is being supported by Durham University. A reduced rate of £45 is available for students (limited to 20 places).