The Show’s content will begin to be streamed or uploaded from the 13th and 14th May, the original dates on which it was due to welcome visitors from museums and heritage organisations the world over.
Highlights of the original programme will be presented alongside adapted sessions designed to offer advice and guidance to help participants prepare for a return to normality.
The publication of content will be staggered across the days and weeks following the 13th May, with sessions such as ‘Under Pressure: Motivating volunteers during uncertainty’ being made available live. This 45 minute webinar, set to be held at 11am on Wednesday 3rd June, will see members of the London Heritage Volunteering Group explore ways to build and maintain volunteer engagement when times get tough.
Click here to register for this session. Login details will be sent to all registrants.
Recordings of live sessions will also be made available on the Show site post the live stream, with all content accessible at https://show.museumsandheritage.com/talks-2020/.
It is with regret that we make the following announcement regarding this year's Museums + Heritage Show. We will be publishing some of the 50+ talks that were planned for the 2020 Show over the coming weeks/months here – https://t.co/4GT3iiZOfZ. Stay safe everyone! pic.twitter.com/s9PG0UWPiH
— Museums + Heritage Show & Awards (@MandHShow) April 6, 2020
The next instalment of the Museums + Heritage Show in its usual format will take place on 12th and 13th May 2021 at Olympia London.
“We must try and do everything possible to help each other and to find a way to get back on track,” noted Anna Preedy, director of the Museums + Heritage Show, following the recently announced postponement.
Referencing the Show’s new online format, she added: “I am very aware that museums, galleries and heritage attractions are all in a very difficult position at the moment and I would very much like to ensure we can continue to provide a much-needed space for networking and knowledge building.”