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Which Museum Conferences to attend in 2022?

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 2022. 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

November 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.

December 2021

MuseumNext Digital Exhibitions Summit

(Virtual Conference)

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 museum conference takes place 6 – 8 December 2021.

January 2022

Museums, Health & Wellbeing Summit (Virtual Conference)

Studies show that museums combat stress, reduce social isolation, increase self-esteem and could even lead to longer lives. So, as we look beyond the Covid crisis is now the time for museums to focus on health and wellbeing?

The Museums, Health and Wellbeing Summit will bring together inspiring presentations and actionable advice from those leading this work in Museums around the globe.

From improving mental health to combating social isolation, building resilience in children to serving those suffering from age related conditions what’s next for health, wellbeing and museums.

This museum conference takes place 31 January — 2 February 2022.

February 2022

Museums, Play & Games Summit (Virtual Conference)

Museums are typically thought of as destinations to house and display art, artefacts and collections of cultural interest. But in an age of shortened attention spans, it’s becoming more obvious that museums can’t simply be something nice to look at — they must actively engage their visitors. To do this, many institutions are turning to play, in their various forms, to both engage and educate those who walk through their doors.

The Museums Play and Games Summit will bring together museum professionals from around the globe to share best practice in creating engaging playful experiences both in the museum and online.

This museum conference takes place 28 February — 2 March 2022.

March 2022

MuseumNext: Green Museums Summit (Virtual Conference)

The health of our planet is one of the defining issues of the age, and cultural institutions have their own part to play.

How can museums champion sustainable choices and educate the public about environmental impact? How can we make our museums more sustainable and embrace practices that reduce waste and move us towards net zero?

The Green Museums Summit will bring together museums professionals from around the globe to share inspiration, actionable ideas and new ways of working.

This museum conference takes place 28 — 30 March 2022.

April 2022

MuseumNext: Growing Audiences Summit (Virtual Conference)

Museum visitation has been hit hard by the Covid Pandemic, so what are the strategies museums can use to rebuild their audiences? How can museums position themselves for success in summer 2022? And how can museums grow their audiences beyond those who traditionally visited pre-pandemic?

The Growing Audiences Summit will bring together museum professionals from around the world to share inspiration, actionable idea and new ways of working.

This museum conference takes place 25 — 27 May 2022.

May 2022

MuseumNext: Digital Summit (Virtual Conference)

The pandemic transformed the way in which museums used digital technology, so as the world reopens what’s next for digital in museums. We’re looking for inspiring case studies, actionable strategies and new ideas that can help our community to find digital success.

The MuseumNext Digital Summit brings together more than forty international speakers to share action orientated presentations to help your museum find digital success.

This museum conference takes place 30 May — 1 June 2022.


June 2022

MuseumNext: Creative Museums Summit

Museums are often seen as places that put creativity on display, whether that is art, design, music, writing or science. But museums are also engines of creativity, offering audiences opportunities to make, learn and collaborate. How are museums building creativity into their organisations, and how they’re providing new opportunities to make, learn and collaborate?

The Creative Museums Summit will bring together museum professionals from around the globe to share case studies, actionable strategies and new ideas on creativity in museums.

This museum conference takes place 27 — 30 June 2022.

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

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