South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

SWFed announces conference for 2018

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We are delighted to announce that in 2018 our conference will be held at the University of Exeter on 4 & 5 July. The SWFed's annual conference is the networking event for multi-disciplinary practitioners working in the heritage the sector in the whole South West region. The two-day conference will have the theme "Confronting the Challenges: Visits & Collections"


Save the date: the conference will take place on 4 & 5 July 2018


Following feedback from previous events, the structure for the conference is slightly different this year. Day 1 will focus on challenges associated with visits and Day 2 will focus on challenges associated with collections.


Further details, including information about about tickets and the agenda, will be made available over the coming months.


Annie Lucas, Meetings Secretary (conferences), SWFed, said: “We are particularly excited about the 2018 conference. If the heritage sector can keep working to make collections accessible, in the widest sense, everyone will be able to maximise their enjoyment and learning from collections. This conference will provide an opportunity to discuss and share ideas about managing collections and making them accessible for visitors. We look forward to reading the proposals for presentations.”


Anna Bryant, Chair, SWFed, said: “Every year I look forward to the SWFed Conference because I enjoy seeing people in the sector networking, forming new connections, learning, and sharing ideas. With a two day conference you get to have a wide range of conversations with different people. This year, we have chosen a wide-reaching theme that we think will encourage lots of conversation throughout the two days. It will suit people working in or with organisations of any size, from small museums, to national institutions."


SWFed Conference 2018 is in partnership with:

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