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Come to our session at Museums Galleries Scotland conference 2017

12 Oct 2017, 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Booking details:
Book tickets via the Museums Galleries Scotland website

John McIntyre Centre, Pollock Halls, 18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh EH16 5AY

Come to our breakout session at Museums Galleries Scotland's 2017 conference, or afterwards come and talk to Kate Deans from Creative Europe Desk UK - Scotland to find out more about Creative Europe's funding and opportunties for the heritage sector. 

Entitled, Inequalities: Bridging the Gap, this year's conference will focus on the work that museums are doing to address inequalities. The programme will be looking at the work museums are doing to address inequality in education (both formal and informal learning), health and well-being, and access (including involving and engaging communities), helping the sector to develop and work towards delivering against National Strategy aims and objectives. 

SESSION ONE, 11.15 - 12.15

Listening in many languages: a local/international perspective on co-production

How can museums and art galleries work more collaboratively with those on the periphery of current discourses, or those whose voices are on the other side of national boundaries? How might ‘cross-border collaborations’ with under-represented and marginalized communities bring fresh ideas and perspectives to current practices in contemporary museums and art galleries?

This session brings together Prof Katarzyna Kosmala (University of the West of Scotland), a leader of research network Regeneration and Waterfront Heritage Zones in Northern Europe, that include Shipyard in a Woman project in Gdansk; Dr t s Beall, an artist/researcher offering insight into international co-production and developing new engagement strategies for heritage institutions; and Dr Ailbhe Murphy, director of Create, which leads on the Creative Europe project Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme.

Chaired by Kate Deans of Creative Europe Desk UK-Scotland, we’ll examine how working internationally introduces new ways of engaging and working with diverse constituents.


Creative Europe and the museums, galleries and heritage sectors

2018 is the European Year of Cultural Heritage, and the year will see activities and initiatives all around Europe to get people interested and involved in cultural heritage. Sign up to the Creative Europe Desk UK newsletter to receive more information about how to get involved in the year when it comes available.

Creative Europe supports European Networks including NEMO, Network of European Museum Organisations, Europa Nostra, European Route of Industrial Heritage, and Future for Religious Heritage, as well as European Platforms for work such as Future Architecture.

UK museums, galleries and heritage organisations are also involved in several arts, heritage and interdisciplinary Cooperation Projects, including Dundee & Angus College (SYMBOLS - Culture of Death & Cultural Life), Historic Environment Scotland (Advanced Limes Applications), Shetland Amenity Trust & York Archaeological Trust (Follow the Vikings), Maritime Archaeology Trust (Common Cultural Connections), University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (SHAPE - Sharing a World of Inclusion, Creativity and Heritage), The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery (Ceramics and its dimensions),  Scottish National Portrait Gallery (I am here), The National Gallery, London (Dancing Museums), and more.