Tuesday 17 September
University College London
10.45am – 5pm
This is a time of challenge and uncertainty, for both universities and museums. In an already tough environment, wide-ranging cuts may follow a possible no-deal Brexit. It is also unclear whether reduced university income, following the cuts in tuition fees recommended in the Augar Report, would be compensated for by central government. If universities respond by narrowing their definitions of core purposes, our innovative collections-based teaching and research, and our vibrant and engaging public programmes may be threatened. The Future of University Museums is an opportunity to hear from senior representatives as they offer their perspectives on current issues and invite discussion and comment. Confirmed speakers include Michael Thompson, Universities UK, Jane Robinson, Dean of Engagement and Place, Newcastle University and Ed Davison, Head of Office, Office for Students. Breakout sessions in the afternoon will give all participants a chance to speak to three core themes: research impact, teaching and museums, and museums and civic engagement, and to share their experiences with colleagues across the sector.
Please confirm your attendance with Tannis Davidson, by 6 September 2019.