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New Thinking For New Museums Workshop: Exploring New Museum Models for the 21st Century

FREE Museum Ideas 2017 workshop
Event: New Thinking For New Museums: Exploring New Museum Models for the 21st Century
Date: Wednesday 4 October 2017
Time: 10.20am - 11.20am 
Venue: Terrace Gallery, Museum of London

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We are currently living through a boom in museum-building not seen since the 19th century. From vast, new national museums to smaller venues housing private collections, an estimated 1000 new museums open each year. This workshop takes a global perspective to consider questions pertinent to cultural practitioners, policy-makers and citizens: why do we create museums, what are they for, and what different forms might they take in the 21st century? Using case studies from around the world and audience input, the session will look at regional and international variety and uniformity, in the context of the increasing globalisation and localisation of culture. How can museum professionals adopt international best-practice while still creating cultural experiences that are unique to their own institutions, locations and audiences? And if new museums often face the same challenges as existing museums, how can we think differently and create not just new museum buildings but new museum models? The workshop will be led by Roger Walshe, Head of Programming and Operations at Cultural Innovations.

How to book: This special pre-conference workshop is FREE to attend for Museum Ideas 2017 delegates. To reserve your place please email greg@museum-id.com. Space on the workshop is limited so please book now to secure your seat. Not booked your Museum Ideas 2017 ticket yet? Find out more and book your ticket today

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