HTN 2021 Conference: Recovery, Sustainability, Wellbeing

Join the Heritage Trust Network for their 2021 Conference in person as part of the Coventry City of Culture and online, on the 11th, 19th & 20th November 2021. The Heritage Trust Network are a membership organisation for community heritage across the UK and their members come together once a year to discuss their projects. This year the speakers will focus on how sites and organisations can develop their projects and approaches to heritage regeneration whilst thinking about our environmental impact, our people, and our long term survival.

The event will include four elements, an online day of talks, an in-person day of workshops, the annual conference dinner, and a day of tours with site visits. You can join them for any and all parts of the conference. In order to provide a fully engaged experience for all attendees, the online event (11th November) will be 100% online, and the in-person events (19th to 20th November) will be 100% in-person. You will be contacted before the event to select your workshop and tour choices.

There are free tickets for students and apprentices and funded bursaries to help anyone who would find travel/accommodation costs prohibitive, particularly young people, those at the start of their career, changing career and those who are out of work. #HTNConf21

Details on how to book can be found here: https://htnconference.eventbrite.co.uk

‘Snapshot in Time’ Online Conference on Industrial & Transport Heritage

The “Snapshot in Time: photography and industrial heritage” free online conference, 17 November, will discuss the importance of photography as a documentation and advocacy tool for industrial and transport heritage. It is organised by The Scottish Transport and Industry Collections and Knowledge network with speakers from Scotland and England, and beyond.

Topics and speakers include:

  • Photography and Industry – an evolution through time by David Mitchell, Historic Environment Scotland
  • The use of photographs for education, outreach and advocacy by Miriam McDonald, Historic Environment Scotland
  • James O Davies, Historic England
  • Recording Cottam: Photographic recording of coal-fired electricity generation by Ben Russell, Science Museum
  • The Sir William Arrol Collection – iconic photographs on the brink of oblivion by Miles Oglethorpe, Historic Environment Scotland
  • Exploiting photographs within a mixed collection by Carol Morgan, Institute of Civil Engineers
  • D Bruce McCowan, Professional Engineers Ontario

Booking details and a fuller programme can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/snapshot-in-time-photography-and-industrial-heritage-tickets-189836645517

Supporting, Sharing, Strengthening: AIM’s Annual Conference & AGM, 16-18 June 2021

What hard lessons are we learning in the face of the pandemic? Have our reflections resulted in changes for good? What skills or new ways of working have we developed – and might they help us prepare for an uncertain future? The Association of Independent Museums’ (AIM) virtual Conference faces these questions head on, helping delegates build on their organisational and personal strengths to meet the challenges of the future with confidence and creativity.

The annual conference will look at the importance of leadership and good governance during hard times, sharing the new ways of working we adopted and forecasting what next for the sector. From practical sessions to personal reflections, expert plenaries to virtual networking, the conference brings together delegates from across the UK for engaging sessions led by practitioners, professionals, experts, and policymakers. It will cover the latest insights and advice and encourage you to make new contacts, catch-up and share best practice, too. Conference programme details can be found here: AIM National Conference 2021 – AIM – Association of Independent Museums (aim-museums.co.uk). Booking here: Supporting, Sharing, Strengthening: AIM Conference 2021

AIM’s 2021  Annual General Meeting will also take place online at 13.30 on the first day of the the AIM Annual Conference, Wednesday 16th June.

For any queries do contact us on info@aim-museums.co.uk