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SWFed Conference 2018

Date: 4th July 2018 to 5th July 2018

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University of Exeter
X-Fi Building




University of Exeter
X-Fi Building
SWFed Conference 2018

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Further discounts available for SWFed members.

Date: 4-5 July 2018

Venue: University of Exeter

Theme: 'Confronting the Challenges: Visits & Collections'

About the conference

In partnership with University of Exeter & Honest Studio

All of us working in the Museums and Heritage Sector face daily challenges in appealing to a wide range of people:

"How do we reach that elusive audience?"

"What do we choose to let go from our amazing but overflowing collections?"

"How can we be more creative in engaging the visitors we already have?"

The 2018 SWFed Conference will confront these daily challenges of our working lives in tough financial times by sharing expertise, showcasing findings from live projects and partnerships, and providing hands-on workshops from specialists and museum professionals across two of the key fields in which we work, visits and collections. Both of which go hand in hand.

We are pleased to announce Helen Bonser-Wilton (CEO, Mary Rose Trust) and Kevin Gosling (CEO, Collections Trust) as our keynote speakers - each setting the tone for two great days of learning, sharing and challenge-busting.

For more information, please visit our conference pages here.