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Museums, Games & Play Summit

18 - 19 September 2024

Virtual Conference

Trusted by leading museums

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 its many forms, to both engage and educate those who walk through their doors.

The Museums, Games & Play Summit 2024 will bring together museum professionals from around the globe to share best practice in creating engaging playful experiences both in the museum and online.



All MuseumNext conferences now come with flexible learning as standard. That gives you access to recordings of all the presentations on-demand for 12 months.

Be informed when the speakers are announced


  • Find answers and get advice from our speakers with live Q&A’s.
  • Easy to fit into your busy schedule with on-demand access to all the talks for 12 months.
  • Learn where to focus your energy by hearing about what has worked and what hasn’t for similar organisations.
  • Discover the tools and techniques that can save you time and energy.
  • Energise your team with new ideas and strategies.
  • Connect with like minded people through our MuseumNext members area.

A personal note

Fifteen years ago, we started MuseumNext to shine a spotlight on the most groundbreaking and imaginative work happening in museums.

Today we’re able to reach a global community of museum thinkers (more than 25,000 last year) with engaging and accessible virtual events.

I’m dedicated to ensuring that everyone attending our events has a great experience and that the time you spend watching our events will be valuable to you.

And I’m excited to welcome you to the Museum Games & Play Summit in September. I know you’ll find it an inspiring few days.

Jim Richardson,
Founder, MuseumNext

Watch Live + On-Demand for 12 months







David Glasser

A platform for uninhibited fresh thinking with a really effective balance between the fresh technical and fresh thinking - nothing less from Museum Next!

David Glasser Ben Uri Gallery and Museum
Magnus Jensner

The MuseumNext conferences, whether it is live or digital, always manage to gather a great variety of people and speakers. It is always very accessible, held in a friendly including spirit which promotes good dialogue and discussions between speakers and audience. You're always looking forward to attending the next conference or gathering.

Magnus Jensner Hallands Konstmuseum
Lu Spriggs

Absolutely top-notch conference. All the talks I attended were informative and valuable, giving me not only aspirational motivation but also a lot of practical, applicable advice and insights. I can't wait for next year!

Lu Spriggs The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens