Forum 2020 – COVID-19 and Beyond

Thursday 19 November

Since March there has been much discussion of the impact of the pandemic on the university sector, and issues ranging from safe teaching and student welfare to future funding have been in the news almost daily.

At this year’s annual Forum colleagues from five UK universities spoke about the challenges facing higher education and commented on what University museums can offer in this unprecedented context. Members of the panel also shared aspects of their experience of work during closure, re-opening museums and (sadly) closing them again.

We hear from the following speakers, with presentations available to download

The Forum was followed by the AGM. Download the minutes.



Over 170 university museums and collections in the UK

More than 100 open to the public and 77 Accredited Museums

Holding some of the nation’s most important collections

In England and Wales, we hold 30% of designated collections

Both part of a University and part of the Museum sector

From major visitor attractions to research & teaching collections


Our collections guide and inform HE research as well as community outreach and accessibility.

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