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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

May

AAM’s Annual Meeting – Chicago

AAM’s Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo brings together museums of all types and sizes—from art and history museums to zoos and botanic gardens—to share ideas and make connections that are transformative. This year AAM will run a hybrid model with a live event taking place in Chicago May 9-12 and a virtual museum conference May 24 and June 7-9.

June

AMaGA National Conference – Canberra

The AMaGA2021 National Conference will share new perspectives on the museum and gallery sector’s role in creating the future. It will be an ambitious, imaginative and outward-looking program that questions assumptions. It will address our sector’s impact on communities, ecologies and economies. It will take place in Canberra, Australia 7 – 10 June 2021.

Culture Geek

Culture Geek is a three day virtual conference about where Digital and Culture meet. The event which normally takes place annually in London will take place online 14 – 16 June with a programme packed with actionable insight.

MuseumNext Digital Income Summit

How can museums boost their online income both from fundraising and commerce. That’s the question that this three day virtual conference will answer with presentations from museums and outside experts. The Digital Income Summit event takes place 28 – 30 June 2021.

July

MuseumNext XR Summit

How can museums use Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality to tell stories and engage their audiences. That’s the question that this three day virtual conference will answer with presentations from museums and outside experts.

The MuseumNext XR Summit takes place 12 – 14 July 2021.

October

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 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 11 – 13 October 2021.

MUŻE.X – Malta

MUŻE.X is a new conference debating museum futures developed jointly by Prof. Carmel Borg and Dr Sandro Debono at the Department of Arts, Open Communities and Adult Education (University of Malta). The conference seeks to inform the Department’s vision for and its active advocacy towards democratising the museum space and develop new museum models that are inclusive and polyphonic.

The event will take place in Malta 18 – 20 October 2021.

November

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 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 22 – 24 November 2021.

December

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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