Opportunity: Apply Now for MA Conference Gateshead 2023

Application deadline: midday on Friday 19 May 2023

MA Brighton Application Form – to return to itp@britishmuseum.org
Full application information – please read in full.

Travel dates: 4 – 12 November 2023
Museum visits: 6 & 10 November 2023
Conference dates: 7 – 9 November 2023

In November 2023 we would like to invite 5 ITP Fellows to join us between 4 – 12 November 2023 at the Museums Association (MA) conference and exhibition, Gateshead.  The conference will take place on 7 – 9 November 2023 at the Sage, Gateshead.

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This year’s MA conference will focus on The Power of Museums and will ask the question, how can we create a new vision for the sector?. Sessions and workshops will explore how museums can help their communities flourish by having a positive impact on health and wellbeing, placemaking, economic regeneration and by providing space to reflect on the pressing issues that we face. The cost-of-living crisis, discrimination and climate change are all having an impact on our communities so the conference will consider what do people need from museums in times of upheaval and change?

There will also be the opportunity to spend time at museums, galleries and heritage sites in and around Gateshead (see below for some potential visits) with additional programming focused around our participants specific areas of interest. 

Great North Museum (TWAM) https://greatnorthmuseum.org.uk/

Discovery Museum (TWAM) https://discoverymuseum.org.uk/

Birdoswald Roman Fort (English Heritage) https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/birdoswald-roman-fort-hadrians-wall/

Segedunum Roman Fort (TWAM) https://segedunumromanfort.org.uk/

Arbeia South Shields Roman Fort (TWAM) https://arbeiaromanfort.org.uk/

Shipley Art Gallery (TWAM) https://shipleyartgallery.org.uk/

Baltic Centre https://baltic.art/

Laing Art Gallery (TWAM) https://laingartgallery.org.uk/

Angel of the North (Gateshead Council) https://www.gateshead.gov.uk/article/3957/Angel-of-the-North

Cragside (National Trust) https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/north-east/cragside

Alnick Castle https://www.alnwickcastle.com/

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There will be a maximum of 5 places for this opportunity to enable productive discussions, networking and potential collaborations with places awarded through an open and competitive application process.

The British Museum will cover visas, flights, accommodation, subsistence, insurance and local UK travel.

If you would like to apply, please complete the form attached and return it to itp@britishmuseum.org by Friday 19 May 2023.

Please ensure you have the permission of your institution/employer to attend this programme. Also please note that, if required, you will be responsible for applying for a valid visa to visit the UK (including passport renewal if necessary).

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact Claire Messenger (cmessenger@britishmuseum.org): I will be happy to help, advise and provide more information!

To apply for this opportunity, you must have already attended the British Museum’s International Training Programme six-week annual programme.