Opportunity: Apply Now for MA Conference Leeds 2024

Application deadline: Midday on Friday 24 May 2024

MA Leeds Application Form – to return to itp@britishmuseum.org

Full application information – please read in full.

Travel dates: 9 – 17 November 2023

Museum visits: 11 & 15 November 2023

Conference dates: 12 – 14 November 2023

In 2024 we would like to invite 5 ITP Fellows to join us between 9 – 17 November 2024 at the Museums Association (MA) conference and exhibition, Leeds. The conference will take place on 12-14 November 2024 at the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds.  

This year’s MA conference will focus on The Joy of Museums and is celebrating the innovation, inventiveness and creativity that make our museums such incredible places. Sessions and workshops will explore how the sector continues to innovate, working closely with communities to use our collections to tell new stories, developing productive partnerships and embracing the opportunities created by new technology. The conference will discuss the importance of ethics whilst asking how museums of all types and sizes are having a real impact on society, improving health and wellbeing, creating better places to live and work and offering spaces for debate and reflection.

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

Royal Armouries Museum https://royalarmouries.org/leeds

Leeds City Museum https://museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/leeds-city-museum/

Leeds Art Gallery Leeds Art Gallery – Leeds Museums & Galleries

Abbey House Museum https://museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/abbey-house-museum/

Kirkstall Abbey https://museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/kirkstall-abbey/

Leeds Discovery Centre https://museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/leeds-discovery-centre/

Leeds Industrial Museum https://museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/leeds-industrial-museum/

The Henry Moore Institute https://henry-moore.org/henry-moore-institute/

Project Space Project Space – Visit Leeds

Hyde Park Book Club https://www.hydeparkbookclub.co.uk/

Leeds Corn Exchange https://www.leedscornexchange.co.uk/

Leeds Kirkgate Market https://www.leeds.gov.uk/leedsmarkets

Yorkshire Sculpture Park https://ysp.org.uk/

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 midday on Friday 24 May 2024.

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 Anna Spencer (acottle@britishmuseum.org) who 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 summer programme.