MuseumNext Announce 2017 Conference in Portland, Oregon
We are pleased to announce that following our successful North American museum conferences in Indianapolis in 2015 and New York City in 2016, MuseumNext will return to the United States in October 2017 with a three day conference in the city of Portland, Oregon.
MuseumNext is a global conference series on the future of museums. Since 2009, it has brought together museum leaders from around the world to ask ‘what’s next for museums?’ The event now takes place annually in Europe, Australia and North America.
Portland Art Museum will host the conference which will have the theme ‘Revolution’. Museums aren’t strangers to revolution, we are constantly responding to and transformed by our changing society, whether that’s due to politics, environment or technology. Our institutions don’t stand still.
At the same time, having the mandate to conserve, revolutions are a risk and challenge to many museums.
MuseumNext founder Jim Richardson said, ‘We are excited to be heading to Portland for our 2017 conference. Portland Art Museum have been doing incredible work around social inclusion and social action and they seem like the perfect partners for our conference on revolutionary practice in the museum sector.’
MuseumNext USA will take place 2 – 4 October 2017.