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Which Museum Conferences to attend in 2021?

It’s difficult to keep track of all of the great museum conferences taking place around the world, especially when virtual events make even more great talks available. Sometimes you may find out too late that an event is taking place, and it’s a real shame when it’s something you might have attended. We’ve compiled this list of Museum Conferences taking place throughout 2021. This list will be updated throughout the year.

If you have a museum conference that you’d like adding to this page, please email jim@museumnext.com


MuseumNext Digital Collections Summit

From digitisation to collection management, contemporary collecting to taking collections beyond our walls on mobile, what’s next for digital museum collections. The MuseumNext Digital Collections Summit will feature more than thirty speakers sharing their knowledge and ideas on digital collections.

The event takes place 6-8 October online.

Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums Annual Meeting – Delaware

The Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums Annual Meeting is an annual conference dedicated to fostering excellence in museums by providing our region’s museum professionals with high-quality professional development, networking opportunities, and special events. The 2021 conference  will take place on October 14-16 in Wilmington, Delaware.

MuseumNext Digital Learning Summit

The Covid pandemic transformed the way that we approach digital learning. Now as we move towards the new normal this three day virtual conference will ask how museums can use digital to deliver learning opportunities.

The MuseumNext Digital Learning Summit will share case studies from museums around the world and highlight the tools and techniques that are transforming learning both online and in our museums.

This event takes place online 18 – 20 October 2021.


UK Museums Association Conference

How can museums change lives in a post-pandemic world and help society respond to the many challenges it faces? that’s the theme of this years Museums Association conference in Liverpool. The event takes place 8 – 10 November.

MuseumNext Digital Marketing Summit

Digital Marketing has a crucial role to play in persuading our audiences to take that next positive step: to convert a passing interest into a ticket purchase, a website hit into an actual visit, an appreciation into real involvement.

But the ever-changing nature of digital means that it can be hard to know where to focus your energy for the best results. This three day virtual conference will share inspiring case studies and actionable ideas to positively impact your museums marketing.

The MuseumNext Digital Marketing Summit takes place online 22 – 24 October 2021.



MuseumNext Digital Exhibitions Summit

The Covid pandemic has shifted our audiences digital expectations. As we emerge from the crisis how can we best use digital to deliver exhibitions?

The MuseumNext Digital Exhibitions Summit is a three day virtual conference which will share case studies from museums around the world and highlight how digital is transforming the way in which our audiences interact with our collections.

This event takes place 6 – 8 December 2021.

If you have a museum conference that you’d like adding to this page, please email jim@museumnext.com

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