National Programmes
Conference and Seminars

Over the last five 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 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 that attend.

We are open to ideas and suggestions for the annual conference. For more information contact Katy Swift:

Lecture theatre

Objectively Speaking – the value and practice of 
object-based teaching

The British Museum's National Programmes team, with the generous support of the Vivmar Foundation, are hosting a free one-day conference exploring ‘Objectively Speaking – the value and practice of object-based teaching’ on Monday 04 April 2016, at the British Museum.

The Conference will open up the debate on object-based teaching by providing a platform to share best practice and explore shared challenges. Presentations and workshops have been selected from a wide range of practitioners from across the UK Museum, Education and Academic sector (full programme to follow shortly on Eventbrite).

The Conference will explore contributor responses to the following themes:

  • How can museums connect collections with classroom and academic teaching?
  • How can objects facilitate creative teaching practice?
  • What is the impact and opportunity of digital technology for object based teaching?

There will be opportunities to share ideas in Q&A sessions and networking opportunities. You can also join in the conversation on twitter using the hashtag #objectbasedteaching

The event is free to attend and open to anyone working in or with UK museums. The day will be suitable for delegates who are museum professionals and volunteers, especially those working in education and learning roles; cultural sector body representatives; academics; educators; free-lance learning practitioners; and people working in the creative and digital industries with a relevance to the museum sector.

For further information and to book a place please go to Eventbrite

For any other enquiries please contact:

Katy Swift

National Programmes Co-ordinator, UK Partnerships