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More Speakers Announced for New York Museum Conference

MuseumNext will return to New York City in November 2018 with our annual North American museum conference.

We’re pleased to be returning to one of the world’s most exciting cities and were not surprised to find that our Call for Papers for this event attracted proposals from speakers around the globe. The final line up includes speakers from nine countries, offering new perspectives, innovative technology and the opportunity to network with people who you’d never otherwise meet.

We’ve already announced that the opening keynote for the New York conference will be Dr Noah Raford, the Chief Operating Office and Futurist-in-Chief of the Dubai Future Foundation.

A growing list of speakers can be found on the New York Conference pages of the MuseumNext website. These include Victoria Travers, Head of Exhibitions, Auckland Museum who will be talking about how her institution in New Zealand responded to the #MeToo movement.

Jake Barton, Principal and Founder of New York based media design firm Local Projects will be sharing his vision of “engagement first” museums. As the leader of a company which has created some of the most innovative museum experiences in the world, this talk is not to be missed.

Joining us from England are Hannah Fox, Project Director – Derby Silk Mill, Derby Museums and Liat Rosenthal, Curator: Uniqlo Tate Lates, Tate Modern. Hannah has been leading the development of the new Museum of Making which has been co-designed by local people while Liat is developing unique way to engage diverse audiences at Tate Modern.

Christian Rohner, Head of Exhibition and Digital Museum at the Museum of Communication will be sharing the redevelopment of his museum in Berne, Switzerland. This has been called ‘the most innovative museum in Switzerland’ and Cristian will share the mix of high tech and hands on experiences which have made the redevelopment such a hit.

Jon Carfagno, Executive Director, Hickory Museum of Art is rapidly transforming a small museum in an uncertain world. Jon will be joining us at the conference in New York to share the story of his museum and the frameworks and methods that his team is using to bring empathy, purpose, transparency, and efficiency to every corner of the institution. 

MuseumNext NYC will feature more than thirty speakers from nine countries. You can find the growing list of speakers for our 2018 conference here.

To find out more about our New York Museum Conference visit the MuseumNext New York pages of this website.

Tickets for the event are currently available at $550.