National Programmes
Conference and Seminars

Over the last six years the British Museum has held an annual conference focused on partnerships in the museum sector.

The British Museum regularly hosts lectures, seminars and conferences, but the National Programmes is sector-facing, with a focus of working across the UK.

The annual conference is designed to be a networking opportunity and a chance to inspire new partnership activity. We want to make sure that the conference is relevant and useful to the museum representatives who attend.

We are open to ideas and suggestions for the annual conference. For more information contact Georgia Mallin, UK Partnerships Coordinator:

Lecture theatre

31 August 2017

Get what you give? The value and benefits of proactively lending collections

The British Museum’s National Programmes team, with the generous support of the Vivmar Foundation, is hosting a free one-day conference on Thursday 31 August 2017, exploring the subject of lending museum collections.

The day will include a lively programme of workshops, discussion and debate, which we hope will be shaped by contributions from colleagues across the UK.

The Conference will be shaped by contributor responses, but we hope that the following themes might inspire discussion or particular case studies:

  • Inspiration & strategy
  • Skills & people
  • Practice & logistics

We welcome submissions from museum professionals, representatives of sector bodies, academics and early-career scholars, people working in the creative and digital industries with a relevance to the museum sector, and other specialists working in these fields.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 28 April 2017.

For further information on submitting a proposal, please see the Call for Papers.

For any enquiries please contact:

Georgia Mallin

UK Partnerships Co-ordinator