Conference 2017 – Stuff and Knowledge

Stuff and Knowledge: the future of teaching and learning in University Museums

University of Birmingham, 11 September 2017

Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT


Objects have been intrinsic to teaching and learning within higher education and university museums since their very beginnings. Although the context may have changed from primarily knowledge-focused learning, to include skills-based analytical learning, collections and object-based learning still have an essential role to play within higher education today.

Focusing on the development of the Teaching Excellence Framework and the current educational climate, this conference will explore and debate the benefits and challenges of teaching with museum and departmental collections through innovative and provocative keynote addresses, diverse case studies and illuminating panel discussions.

University Museums Group conferences are renowned for their networking opportunities, and there will be plenty of spaces within the programme for delegates to meet, share experiences and make new connections.

Please note that the conference programme has been revised.  Please download the updated programme here: UMG Conference 2017_full programme August update


Booking information

The conference fee has been reduced to £40.00, which includes lunch on arrival, tea, coffee and evening reception.   Bookings now extended until 4th September.

Please book online via the University of Birmingham online shop.

Hotel accommodation can be booked via Meet Birmingham.

For more information on the venue and a map of the campus, follow the links below:




Bramall Music Building

Bramall Music Building