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 between sessions and at our evening receptions have led to collaborations that span the globe.

MuseumNext Melbourne will include lots of opportunities to network between conference sessions and also at two special social events produced with our conference partners the Australian Centre for the Moving Image and Museums Victoria.

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image will host a social event for delegates on the second day of the conference, giving everyone the opportunity to visit their three exhibitions – Phillips Parreno’s Thenabouts; Bombay Talkies; and their Screen Worlds permanent galleries.

Melbourne Museum will host a closing reception the following evening in their Pauline Gandel Children’s GalleryThis new $5.8 million exhibit is designed for children from birth to age five and more than 500 tiny tots helped developers fine tune the final inclusions.

MuseumNext Founder Jim Richardson said, ‘We’re incredibly grateful for the warm welcome that the Melbourne museum community have given the conference. These two social events will give our delegates an insight into what these two brilliant institutions are doing and give those attending the conference the opportunity to network’.

The event which is taking place in February 2017 has attracted speakers and delegates from more than 14 countries, with a program which mixes the best in museum practice from Australian museums and leading institutions from around the world.

Delegates are also being encouraged to stay in Melbourne for the weekend to experience the cities White Night Festival, which lights the city up with breathtaking light art.

Find out more about the MuseumNext Melbourne program here.