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National Programmes Conference

Contact us

Email: Georgia Mallin
Knowledge Share Programme Manager

Each year, the National Programmes team hosts a major conference at the British Museum.

The conference is part of the Knowledge Share programme, supported by the Vivmar Foundation since 2010.

A sector-facing event, the National Programmes Conference seeks to explore key subjects and issues affecting UK museums and cultural heritage.

It explores a new topic each year, aiming to be timely, useful and relevant to a wide audience of professionals in different disciplines from museums and galleries across the UK.

Each conference is designed to be a networking opportunity and a chance to share ideas and best practice, make new connections and inspire new partnership activity.

Knowledge Share spring event series 2021

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the National Programmes Conference didn't go ahead in 2020. Instead, the National Programmes team are hosting a series of 10 free online events in spring 2021, taking place once a week from Tuesday 16 March to Tuesday 18 May.

Designed for people working in the museum and cultural heritage sector, these events will build on some of the conversations that were held at the National Programmes Conference 2019, which explored equality and diversity in UK museum practice.

Each session will explore a different angle on the theme of change, as we look ahead to the changes we might want to see in the sector, and reflect on a year of profound and tumultuous change for everyone. For further information and ticket registration, please see the National Programmes Conference website.

Conference timeline