Major two day sector event, the Museums + Heritage Show, is to celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2022 with a return to its London venue.

The free event returns to Olympia on 11th and 12th May 2022, and will be a chance for professionals in the museums and heritage sectors to meet in person for conversation, networking and a schedule of more than 40 sessions and 80 speakers over three theaters.

Attendees will hear from industry leading speakers including Emmie Kell, the new Director of Museums and Cultural Property, Arts Council England; Bernard Donghue, ALVA; and Kate Mavor, Chief Executive, English Heritage.

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Register for your free place at the Museums + Heritage Show 2022.

Among the talks, Donghue will explore the sector’s learnings over the last two years in his session ‘Repair, Recovery and Renewal’.

Emma Stirling-Middleton, Curator at The Cartoon Museum will share how she creatively translated her experience with large national museum level projects into smaller exhibitions, with practical advice on DIY design and build and effective collaboration with volunteers.

The team at The Horniman Museum will share what they wish they’d known before making their environmental pledges, and how they’re making it work in their talk ‘Jumping in feet first’.

Across the event’s wealth of talks, wide-ranging topics will include resilience, income generation, sustainability, community engagement, learning and wellbeing.

See the full programme here.

The full programme is now available on the Museums + Heritage Show website.

There will also be an opportunity to browse the stalls of 150 leading suppliers and chat about the solutions and services which could bolster your offering.

As the Show returns to an in-person venue, it will also be an opportunity to meet up with other attendees for networking and conversation in a COVID-aware, mask-friendly event.

On the Show’s return, Frances Jeens, Interim Director of the Jewish Museum London said:

“The sector is ready to come back in force this year – we need a meeting place to exchange ideas, learning and challenges together and the Show is accessible to everyone.”

Museums + Heritage Show takes place at Olympia London on 11-12 May.

There is no need to book for specific sessions, simply register your free place at the show here.

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