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We support colleagues throughout the sector in deliving events that promote knowledge sharing and collaboration.

Museum Lightning Talks

An afternoon of 7 inspiring Ted style talks sharing updates on current projects and offering an insights into what happens behind the scenes at the museums. These included Collections Interpretation; Eductaion and Learning; Connecting Collections and Behind the Scenes.

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Understanding Egyptian Collections - Conservation Conference

Delivered with the Ashmolean conservation team and sharing the major conservation work completed for the redevelopment of the Ashmolean's Egypt Galleries in 2011, this two conference welcomed speakers from across Europe and the United States.

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University Museums Group Conference 2013 - What are University Museums for?

The 25th Anniversary University Museums Group Conference was held at the Oxford University Museums, up for discussion, what are university museums for?

The two day conference included keynote addresses from former Culture Secrtary Chris Smith; David Sweenet, Director of Research, Innovation and Skills, HEFCE; and Hedley Swain, former Director for Museums at Arts Council England.

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"Crap in the Attic?" The management and use of natural history collection (November 2013)

We assisted the Oxford University Museum of Natural History to organise and host a natural history symposium for museums within a two hour driving radius of Oxford with natural history collections to discuss shared concerns, and possible shared solutions, for the care of these collections, and sharing best pratice for their unse in engagement.

Speakers included Paul Smith, Director, Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Luanne Meehitiya, Curator of Natural Science, Birmingham Museums Trust, Janet Stott, Head of Education, Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Steve Hewitt, Keeper of Natural Sciences at Tullie House Museum and more...

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