May 4, 2017

Annual Conference: booking lines open and call for papers

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

University of Birmingham, 11-12 September 2017 Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham

Call for case studies

This year we are inviting proposals on the theme of teaching and learning within university museums, with a focus on higher education. We are looking for fast paced presentations that offer examples of innovative practice.   If you would like to contribute to the conference, please submit a brief description of your potential contribution (300 words) including a title, names of presenter(s), summary of themes to be addressed to admin@universitymuseumsgroup.org by Friday 30th June 2017.

 

Conference booking lines are now open on the main conference page.

 

Conference Synopsis

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.

Bramall Music Building

Bramall Music Building