Why I’m looking forward to MuseumNext Europe

Amy Dale is a Curator at the Migration Museum, located in Adelaide, Australia. She attended her first MuseumNext in Edinburgh in 2011, when she was converted to a life-long fan.

Moving from Scotland to Australia has meant, much to my dismay, it’s been a few years since I’ve been able to attend a European MuseumNext conferenceThe stars have aligned for me this year and here are some of the things I’m most excited about:

Reconnecting with the European museum sector  Europe has some of the most innovative and exciting museum practice in the world and I can’t wait to soak up all.

Cultural activities across Rotterdam  Every great conference needs to break free from the confines of the conference venue. MuseumNext is offering a Discovery Day with exclusive access for delegates on Monday 26th June, when museums are normally closed. I do love a bit of VIP treatment.

Range of session formats  I like to have the choice to mix it up between papers and workshops and I know every session I attend will pack a punch.

Takeaway ideas  MuseumNext has always provided me with a plethora of ideas I can implement in my museum. There’s nothing better than heading back to the office abuzz with inspiration.

How the vibe compares to the MuseumNext conference in Melbourne MuseumNext conferences are continually at the vanguard of practice, and I’m fascinated to find out what hot topics are discussed at Rotterdam, what’s unique and what’s worldwide.

MuseumNext Europe takes place in Rotterdam between 26 – 28 June 2017 with three days of presentations, workshops and networking.