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Collaborating to Compete
Friday, September 16, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM (BST)
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Please call Mark on 0131 550 4118 if you would like to attend
In times of economic difficulties and of rapid change, ‘Collaborating to Compete’ will demonstrate how museums and galleries can create opportunities for significant and dynamic change. This conference will provide both an inspirational and practical insight into different ways of working both in Scotland and internationally. It will explore the wider themes of sustainability, innovation, entrepreneurship, social enterprise, partnership and resilience, and will focus on 3 central themes:
Purpose: This conference is aimed at all those working in culture, heritage and the third sector and will provide a platform for best practice in the 21st century. We are seeking contributions from both the museum and gallery sector and beyond which demonstrate unique or innovative approaches to changing times.The conference will create opportunities for knowledge exchange between museums and galleries and other sectors.
09:00 Registration, Refreshments & Networking
10:00 Welcome: Joanne Orr, CEO of Museums Galleries Scotland
Host for the day Rebecca Heaney, Museums Galleries Scotland Board and Managing Director, RAPP
10:15 Keynote speaker- Jeremy Johnson, CEO of Sovereign Hill (Victoria, Australia)
11:00 Comfort break
11:15CHOICE OF SEMINARS  AND WORKSHOPS 
New Partnerships Seminar (NP1)
Curious by A. Strachan (Glasgow Museums) and Smart Collaborations by C.Greenwood (VisitScotland) & J. Lennon (Moffat Centre for Travel and Tourism Business), Chaired by L. Bell (Creative Scotland; in charge of the London 2012 - Glasgow 2014 National Cultural Plan)
Entrepreneurship Seminar (E1)
Flodden Eco Museum by J. Joicey (Flodden 500 Steering Group) and MMX Partnership in Action by E. Middleton (Musselburgh Museum).Chaired by J. Robinson ( Museums Galleries Scotland)
Sustainability Seminar (S1)
Presentation by J. Legget (New Zealand Tourism Research Institute) and Sustainability Reporting by V.Bullock (Significance International).Chaired by R. Stone (Aberdeenshire Council)
Sustainability Workshop (W1)
In Pursuit of the Sustainable Museum, facilitated by H. McGowan
Entrepreneurship Workshop (W2)
Museumpreneurs, facilitated by C. Wild
12:00 Plenary Session- Stuart Dempster (JISC Strategic Alliance)
Sustaining Digital Resources
12:30 Lunch- Marketplace & opportunities to network
13:45 Plenary Session- Alphonse Umuliisa, Director General of Institue of the National Museums of Rwanda.
Repositioning Cultural Tourism
14:15 Plenary Session- Tony Butler, Museum of East Anglian Life
Building a Happy Social Enterprise
14:45 Comfort break
15:00 CHOICE OF SEMINARS  AND WORKSHOPS 
Sustainability Seminar (S2)
Evolution of Disposal Policy and Practice, Chaired by C. Griffiths (Museum and gallery consultant) . Comprises 2 case studies: Dr J. Soden (National Galleries RSA Collection) and P.Hunt (Watts Gallery)
Entrepreneurship Seminar- Focus: Social Media (E2)
Crowdsourcing by P. Higgins (Bristol City Council), Approaches to Intangible Cultural Heritage by J. Orr (Museums Galleries Scotland), and The Public Catalogue Foundation, by A. Ellis Chaired by M. Ridge (Open University)
Entrepreneurship Seminar- Focus: Learning (E3)
Red Road Flats Legacy by C McGugan ( Glasgow Museums) and MGS Interns Programmes by J. Jeffrey ( Museums Galleries Scotland) Chaired by M. Taylor (Museums Galleries Scotland)
New Partnerships Workshop (W3)
The C Word, facilitated by E. Rehm, National Gallery London and Gill Hart, The Fitzwilliam Museum
15:45 Comfort Break
16:00 CHOICE OF SEMINARS  AND WORKSHOPS 
New Partnerships Seminar (NP2)
Connections beyond our walls, by J. Burns ( National Museums of Scotland) and Preserving Collections Knowledge by J. Parkes (Scottish Transport & Industrial Collections and Knowledge). Chaired by R. Brown (Industrial Museums Scotland)
Entrepreneurship Seminar- Focus: Standards (E4)
Entrepreneurial models for Museum Delivery, by A. Turnbull (Museums Galleries Scotland) and Opportunity or Bust – the future for a City Service, by F. Little, City of Edinburgh Council. Chaired by C. Docherty (Creative Scotland)
Entrepreneurship Seminar- Focus: Fundraising (E5)
Strength in Numbers by S. Pratt (City of Santa Fe Arts Commission) and Cases Studies by R. Klinger (The Moray Art Centre) . Chaired by H. Pavey(Centre for Charitable Giving & Philanthropy CGAP/Arts &Business Scotland)
Sustainability Workshop (W4)
Smarter Museums, facilitated by A. Murch (Anne Murch and Associates, consultant to the Museums Association Smarter Museums Programme)
16:45 Launch of National Strategy Consultation by Cabinet Secretary for Cultural & External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop MSP
Introduced by Fiona Ballantyne, Chair Museums Galleries Scotland
17:00 Sum up and Reflections: Joanne Orr, CEO of Museums Galleries Scotland
17:15 Pecha Kucha (w. entertainment, museum tours & drinks): their story in 20 slides for 20 seconds
Chaired by A. Turnbull ( Museums Galleries Scotland)
Testing the Waters, by M. Dixon (West Dunbartonshire Council)
What we have achieved, by J.Moncrieff Shetland Amenity Trust & J. Burns, (NMS)
Lighthouses and Citadels, by J. Renfrew (Rozelle House Galleries)
Little Acorns, by F.Frank, Soundboard Consultancy
Reading the Landscape, by K. Kilpatrick, The Peter Potter Gallery
PLEASE LOOK AT THE PROGRAMME BELOW FOR DETAILS & EMAIL YOUR CHOICE OF SEMINARS /WORKSHOPS FOR THE DAY BY 5th SEPT TO:
firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 0131 550 4100
(include "workshops" in the subject line)
11:15 TIME SLOT- Register your choice of seminar/workshops; all will take place simultaneously and last 45mns
15:00 TIME SLOT- Register your choice of seminar/workshops; all will take place simultaneously and last 45mns.
16:00 TIME SLOT- Register your choice of seminar/workshops; all will take place simultaneously and last 45mns.
Museums Galleries Scotland is a membership organisation offering support to museums and galleries throughout Scotland.
We act as the representative for our sector, promoting its work to the public, stakeholders and the Scottish Government. This involves speaking on behalf of the sector and showing that museums and galleries are not only custodians of Scotland’s rich and diverse history, but also have a lot to contribute to modern society. We have over 340 member museums Scotland-wide, ranging from small local museums to larger regional and national museums.
Visit our website: www.museumsgalleriesscotland.org.uk/ to find out about the range of museums on offer throughout Scotland and some of the six million objects they hold in their collections.
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR ACCOMODATION FOR THE CONFERENCE:
Please look at the following hotels which have offered a discount rate for the Conference speakers and participants:
THE PARLIAMENT HOUSE HOTEL: rooms available on 14th Sept & 15th Sept at a discount price of £79 single, £89 double ( bed and breakfast) and on 16th Sept at a rate of £90 single occupancy, £100 double ( bed and Breakfast). The hotel is a leisurely 20mns walk from the venue and well served by bus/ taxis. To book, please quote " Collaborating to Compete", and telephone (0131 478 4000) or fax (0131 478 4001), or email email@example.com. The website for the hotel is: www.parliamenthouse-hotel.co.uk
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