14 – 15 November 2016

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MuseumNext is a global conference on the future of museums.  Since 2009 it has acted as a platform for showcasing best practice today to shine a light on the museum of tomorrow.

MuseumNext NYC will take place in November 2016 with two days of curated presentations on the theme of Transformation. 

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Nina Simon – The Art of Relevance

It’s been six years since Nina Simon, the Executive Director of Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH) released The Participatory Museum. That book went on to become one of the most influential publications in the museum sector, pushing participatory practice into the mainstream. This month she published her second book The Art of Relevance, which builds on and in many ways goes beyond the first, exploring the importance of relevance to the museum sector. Every museum will of course think that it is relevant to it’s audiences, but The Art of Relevance makes you look again and realise that relevance is a much more complex subject than you...
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Museumnext Dublin: 2016

Our most recent conference took place in the city of Dublin in their centenary year with three days of activity in amazing galleries, museums, a historic house and stunning events venue. Delegates were invited to register for the conference at the National Gallery of Ireland (NGI) who also offered various tours on topics such as conservation, a curator led tour on the exhibition Pathos of Distance and their works on paper collections. A lecture programme and a whole host of workshops took place at NGI and the Royal Society of Antiquaries Ireland (RSAI). The Chester Beatty Library hosted the Creative Museum event and delegates enjoyed a hardhat preview tour of...
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Announcing MuseumNext Melbourne

MuseumNext is a global conference series on the future of museums, since 2009 it has acted as a platform for showcasing best practice today to shine a light on the museum of tomorrow. MuseumNext Melbourne will bring the conference to Australia for the first time, with museums and galleries from around the world coming together to highlight best practice, discuss the latest trends and think about what’s next for museums. The conference, which will take place in February 2017 is being produced in partnership with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, which will host the three-day event in their impressive state-of the art museum on Federation Square. Jim Richardson,...
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Our Museum conferences have acted as a catalyst for change within the museum sector, covering a broad range of subjects including, audiences, design, technology, skills, collections, conservation, purpose and leadership. Showcasing the best in museum practice today to shine a light on the museum of tomorrow.

Global Museum Conferences
What makes MuseumNext truly special is our international community, which regularly sees us hosting delegates from more than 40 countries.

This gives our museum conferences a unique international perspective on best practice, leading to collaborations and partnerships which span the globe.

Our diverse community come from organisations ranging from the world’s biggest museums to small galleries or heritage sites. What all our conference delegates have in common is a desire to shape the future of museums.

Our 2016 Museum Conference in North America will take place in New York City.