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Call for Papers MuseumNext NYC November 2016

MuseumNext is a global conference series on the future of museums, taking place in the world’s cultural capitals since 2009.

MuseumNext is a catalyst for innovation, transformation and collaboration in museums, galleries and heritage sites, with more than 800 individuals from 32 countries joining us in 2015.

Our next conference will take place in Tribeca, Manhattan on November 14 – 15 2016, and we are now inviting proposals on the theme of transformation. We are specifically interested in opinions, case studies and discussions on the following subjects:

Transforming Lives – How can museums have a positive social impact on the communities that they serve, changing lives, improving cities and acting as catalysts for change.

Transforming Practices – How is best practice evolving to better meet the needs of a rapidly changing world, we are interested in examples of innovative practice from across the museum.

Transforming Places – How are museums transforming their spaces to meet the needs of their audiences and how are they working with their audiences and external experts to achieve this.

If you feel that you have something to contribute on this theme, we invite you to make a proposal to speak at our conference in New York City.  MuseumNext follows a fast paced format of twenty-minute presentations with the focus very much on practice rather than theory.

Proposals must contain the following information:
– The title of your presentation

– Name or names and contact details of those presenting
– Organization(s)
– Summary of your presentation (no more than 500 words)
– Relevant links
– What you expect delegates to learn from your session
Please note that all MuseumNext presentations and proposals should be made in English.

The deadline for submitting a proposal is 30 June 2016. After this, an international peer panel will consider all proposals and we shall inform all those, successful or otherwise by 31 July 2016.

Please note:

-The decision of the panel is final.

-Your proposal should be emailed no later than 30 June 2016.

One person from each presentation will receive free entry to MuseumNext. Speakers are responsible for their own travel expenses and shall receive no payment for participating in this event.

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