The Future of University Museums: Programme

Tuesday 17 September 2019
University College London
10.45am – 5pm


10.45 -11.20am:  coffee and registration

11.20 -11.25am: Welcome and introduction to the day
Caroline McDonald, Great North Museum, Newcastle

11.25-11.30am:  Welcome
Katrina Nilsson, Director of Museums and Public Programmes, UCL Culture

 Understanding the landscape

11.30-11.50am: Earning public trust and political confidence
Michael Thompson, Deputy Director of Communications and External Relations, Universities UK

11.50am-12.10pm: The role and potential of the Civic University
Professor Jane Robinson, Dean of Engagement and Place, Newcastle University

12.10- 12.30: The view from the Office for students
Ed Davison, Head of the Chief Executive’s Office: Office for Students

12.30-1.00pm: Discussion and Questions

1.00-2.00pm: Lunch (not provided)

 Breakout sessions

2.00-2.05pm: Introduction

2.05 -2.50pm:  breakout sessions

  • Teaching and the university museum
  • Engagement, civic place and potential of the university museum
  • Research impact and the university museum

2.50-3.10pm: Report back and Opportunities for future engagement

3.10-4.00pm: AGM

To include summary of UMG review and the year ahead

4.00 – 5.00pm:  tea, cake, and informal networking



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