MuseumNext Edinburgh Postponed Because of COVID-19
March 13 2020
By Manuel Charr
Today MuseumNext announced that the upcoming conference which was due to take place later this month in the Scottish capital has been postponed because of the growing COVID-19 crisis.
MuseumNext’s founder Jim Richardson emailed delegates today to tell them that ‘while Scottish Government advice is that a gathering of under 500 people is still allowed to go ahead. We believe this is unwise given the current health emergency and we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the event in order to protect our community.’
A new date for the conference has not been selected at this stage.
‘We are unlikely to be able to name a date for the rescheduled conference for several months. The COVID-19 crisis is still developing and we need to be sure that the danger has passed before considering another date for the event’ stated Richardson.
MuseumNext Edinburgh had attracted delegates from as far away as New Zealand and Brazil. All delegates will be offered a free ticket for the rescheduled event or access to films of the conference.
‘We know that many people still intended to travel to the conference, and apologise for disrupting your plans. Please know that we’re postponing this event with heavy hearts’.
MuseumNext has run over 30 conferences over the past decade and this is the first time that an event has been postponed.
About the author – Manuel Charr
Manuel Charr is a journalist working in the arts and cultural sectors. With a background in marketing, Manuel is drawn to arts organizations which are prepared to try inventive ways to reach new audiences.