Over the last five years the British Museum has held an annual conference focused on partnerships in the museum sector.
In March 2011 the Museum worked in collaboration with the National Museum Wales, National Museums Northern Ireland and National Museums Scotland to deliver a programme that reflected on partnership activity across the UK in sharing collections and sharing expertise. Speakers included Alan Davey, Chief Executive of Arts Council England, Gordon Rintoul, Director, National Museums Scotland, and Nicholas Merriman, Director, Manchester Museum. Sessions considered the different models of partnership, from the North West Federation to the sharing expertise network, SHARE in the East of England, and the future of partner working in the changing museum landscape.
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 welcome suggestions on what themes and sessions you feel are important to include for the March 2012 conference.
For more information about the annual conference please contact Maria Bojanowska firstname.lastname@example.org