Just as for people who attended sessions during last month’s two-day event, registration for the on-demand service is offered on a ‘pay what you can’ basis, with organisers aiming to remove any barriers to participation.

Talks and panel discussions focussing on a range of key issues for the sector were delivered by speakers from organisations including National Gallery, Imperial War Museums, V&A, TikTok and many more.

TikTok among final additions to Museums + Heritage Summer Series line-up

“The Museums + Heritage Summer series was designed to provide a programme of sessions enabling museums of all sizes to learn, develop and respond to change,” says Anna Preedy, director of the Museums + Heritage Show.

“I am delighted that we were able to address some hugely important topics, providing valuable insight and enabling vital discussion.”

With the Museums + Heritage Show having been an annual staple of the sector’s calendar until the 2020 edition was forced online by the pandemic, virtual events have become the organisation’s temporary way of providing a platform for the sharing of industry experiences and examples of best practice.

Museums + Heritage Show 2019

The Show in its traditional format – offering free admission to over 50 sessions – looks set to return on 11th and 12th May 2022, when it is hoped the events industry will be back operating somewhere near normality.

Summer Series 2021

All 12 sessions from the Museums + Heritage Summer Series are now available to view on-demand. Click on any of the titles below to register for ‘pay what you can’ access:

Smashing the Silo

  • Richard Hall, Kate Harland and Mari Fullwood, West Cheshire Museums

Representing the Reality

  • Sir Geoff Palmer, Steering group – Empire, Slavery & Scotland’s Museums: Addressing Our Colonial Legacy
  • Damian Etheraads, Hastings Museum & Art Gallery

Staff Skills

  • Derry Tydeman, Powderham Castle
  • Natalie Milor, Museums Galleries Scotland
  • Rachel Coman, The Salisbury Museum
  • Eloise Moody, The Caretakers

Social Standing

  • Abby Bird, Black Country Living Museum
  • Pete Austin, Imperial War Museums
  • Foteini Aravani, Museum of London
  • Edel Flood, TikTok

Health and Wellbeing

  • Zoe Brown, Tyne & Wear Museums
  • Victoria Ryves, Heritage Doncaster

Visible. Vocal. Vital.

  • Svetlana Leu and Dr Errol Francis, Culture&

Unlocking LGBTQ+

  • Dan Vo, Rachael Lennon and Kris Reid, Queer Heritage and Collections Network

Game for a Change?

  • Linda Spurdle, Birmingham Museums
  • Giulia Carla Rossi, British Library

Fundraising: making cents of new opportunities

  • Barry Ferguson, V&A Dundee
  • Simon Prager and Nik Wyness, Tank Museum
  • Abbi Betteridge, RAF Museum

The Digital Dilemma

  • Lawrence Chiles, National Gallery
  • Katherine McAlpine, Brunel Museum
  • Philip Levine, Smallest Gallery in Soho
  • Dr Alessandro Merendino, Coventry University

Building Better

  • Tony Butler, Derby Museums
  • Paul Brookes, The Box

Strength in Numbers

  • Kirstie Hamilton, Sheffield Museums
  • Laura Hutchinson, Historic Royal Palaces
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