MUSEUMNEXT

NYC

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.  The call for papers is open until the end of June.

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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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Interview with Jim Richardson

A short interview with MuseumNext founder Jim Richardson by Public Art Magazine, Korea. How did MuseumNext start? MuseumNext came out the shifting technological landscape of the first decade of the 21st century. Digital media was transforming society and shifting audience expectations and we saw that museums needed to embrace change, or risk extinction. What is the main philosophy that made Museum Next possible? MuseumNext is built very much around a community of like-minded people, museum professionals who are shaping the future of museums. Our conferences bring together this community to talk about best practice today to shine a light on the museum of tomorrow. The scale of Museum Next which first...
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Call for papers – MuseumNext NYC November 2016

MuseumNext is a global conference series on the future of museums, taking place in the world’s cultural capitals since 2009. MuseumNext is a catalyst for innovation, transformation and collaboration in museums, galleries and heritage sites, with more than 800 individuals from 32 countries joining us in 2015. Our next conference will take place in Tribeca, Manhattan on November 14 – 15 2016, and we are now inviting proposals on the theme of transformation. We are specifically interested in opinions, case studies and discussions on the following subjects: Transforming Lives – How can museums have a positive social impact on the communities that they serve, changing lives, improving cities and acting as catalysts for change. Transforming...
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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.

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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.