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The most forward looking museum conference in Europe, if not the world.

Gail Dexter Lord, Co-President, Lord Cultural Resources

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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.

The conference, conceived at the start of the digital revolution has grown to include future thinking on leadership, audiences, collections, transformation, knowledge, participation, and more.

As one of the world’s leading museum conferences, MuseumNext is a hub for knowledge sharing and provides delegates the opportunity to network with international peers.

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The edible museum: the risk of putting a frame on food

This presentation was made by Elsa Vogts from Stellenbosch University in South Africa at MuseumNext Melbourne. Kayamandi is a marginalised and poor, mostly ethnically African community located a mere three kilometers away from the gastronomic hub of Stellenbosch, a predominantly white and wealthy town known for its wine farms and restaurants. Given this socio-economic, cultural …

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How can a museum build communities of trust?

This presentation was made by Kalewa Correa, Curator of Hawaiai & Pacific, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and Adriel Luis, Curator of Digital & Emerging Media Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center at MuseumNext Melbourne. The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center (APAC) Culture Lab creates a creative common space where artists and participants interact to co-create …

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Risk taking – choice or necessity?

Jervais Choo is Senior Assistant Director at the National Museum of Singapore, this presentation was made at MuseumNext Melbourne in February 2017. In this presentation Jervais shares the National Museum of Singapore’s considerations of the risks, challenges and opportunities faced in the adoption of not just technology, but also new ways of presenting and sharing …

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Protest and the Museum?

By Jim Richardson, Founder, MuseumNext. On 16 February I read about The Davis Museum at Wellesley College in Massachusetts de-installing work created by or given to the museum by immigrants to protest against President Trump signing an executive order barring citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States. As a liberal who has …

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What to expect from MuseumNext Europe?

We have started to announce speakers for our major European conference on the future of museums, but what can those joining us from across Europe and further afield expect from MuseumNext? Three days of inspiration, innovation and collaboration MuseumNext Europe is a three day conference on the future of museums, packed with inspiring presentations, workshops that deep …

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MuseumNext Melbourne Social Events

In February 2017, MuseumNext will hold a one-off event in Melbourne which brings together an unmissable program with speakers from 14 countries talking about taking risks across all elements of museum practice. MuseumNext is known not only for the strength of the presentations, but also for the quality of the networking. Conversations that have taken place …

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