GEM: Conference

GEM Conference 2017 - Hull

Facing the Future, Forging Ahead

Core resilience in the museum, heritage and cultural learning sectors



GEM’s 2017 annual conference will be:

This conference will look to our future, learning from our sector’s rapid responses to change and pursuing greater security, communication and creativity. We will explore exciting new research, fresh examples of best practice and promising innovations that will inspire museum, heritage and cultural professionals at any level.

Cuts to budgets and resources have had a large impact on the museum, heritage and cultural sectors – particularly their learning programmes. We are more responsive and flexible, but it is now time that those involved with learning become even more proactive, experimental and able to take the lead to ensure our long-term resilience and sustainability.


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We are pleased to announce the following keynote speakers:

The following “threads” will be explored throughout the conference:
The GEM 2017 conference will be of immense help to anyone involved in managing or delivering museum, heritage or cultural learning. We seek to empower the workforce, as the roles of learning and sharing in the lives of the public grow ever more important. 


Conference exhibitors will be in the banqueting hall of the Guildhall from regisitration onwards.  Go and take a look at the fantastic things they have to offer.


Heritage Learning

Come and meet the team and find out how we deliver inspiring learning experiences at Hull’s amazing museum sites and Ferens art gallery. We’ll share the secrets of our award winning led sessions, the world class collections we get to work with and our ground-breaking website designed to make booking visits simple. Our nationally recognised Hull Curriculum project will be on show for you to discover!      @HeritageLearn 


Historical Associaiton

The Historical Association is the UK’s national charity for history and supports the study, teaching and enjoyment of history at all levels. We believe history should be accessible to everyone and support education practitioners in a variety of contexts including museums, schools, universities, and beyond. We have around 6000 members and produce world-leading publications such as Primary History and Teaching History, CPD opportunities and training, teaching and learning materials including schemes of work and podcasts, as well as supporting local branches across the UK. Visit our stand to find out more about membership and how we can help you.      @histassoc


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