MuseumNext's 2019 Australian Museum Conference Announces Speakers

MuseumNext’s 2019 Australian Museum Conference Announces Speakers

In April 2019 our Australian Museum Conference will take place in Sydney. With the Australian National Maritime Museum hosting MuseumNext.

This is our third MuseumNext in Australia. The event follows successful conferences in Brisbane last year and Melbourne in 2017.

Once again the conference will feature an exciting line up of speakers from around the world. With museum directors, educators, innovators and more sharing their take on ‘Play in Museums’.

speaker takes the stage at our Australian Museum Conference

Speakers for the event include:

Michael John Gorman – Founding Director, Biotopia (Germany)
Scott Stulen – President & Director, Philbrook Museum of Art (USA)
Kevin Sumption – Director, Australian National Maritime Museum
Suenne Tan – Director of Audience Development and Engagement, National Gallery Singapore
Leanne Wickham – Director, Expressions Whirinaki (New Zealand)
Anita Stevens – Experiences Programme Manager, National Trust (UK)
Liz Gardner – Interpretation Planner , Peabody Essex Museum (USA)
Joanna Salter – Senior Manager: Participation, Royal Museums Greenwich (UK)

You can see all the speakers for our Australian Museum Conference here.

2019 Conference location is Darling Harbour, Sydney

Conference speakers will share best practice from their museums. This will give participants actionable advice that they can implement in their own institutions.

The conference will take place at the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Spectacularly located on Sydney’s waterfront, the Australian National Maritime Museum is a museum experience like no other. Highlights include big ships, a submarine and Challenging the Deep, a travelling exhibition from film maker James Cameron.

Jim Richardson, Founder of MuseumNext said, ‘MuseumNext Sydney is looking like an unmissable event. We have a fantastic theme (play) and a great line up of international museum leaders. More than 100 people signed up for the 2019 event in the first 10 days, and we expect the event to sell out way ahead of April.’

MuseumNext is an international conference series on the future of museums. Our events take place annually in cultural capitals around the world.

MuseumNext’s Australian Museum Conference will take place at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney in April 2019 and tickets are now available for this event.