Free Symposium and Networking Event: Expertise, Engagement and Impact

Wednesday 10th April 2013, UCL, 13.30-20.00

Deep public sector funding cuts mean that many museums are losing access to specialist expertise. At the same time, the university sector is under intense pressure to ensure that research has public support and public impact. This free, half-day symposium offers an opportunity for museum staff and academics to explore some of the issues involved in forging successful partnerships and offers a networking opportunity to find partners for future projects.

The symposium is part of an Arts Council England funded project – Share Academy – which is exploring experiences of forging collaborative working relationships between museums, universities and academics. Share Academy is a partnership between UCL, the University of the Arts London and London Museums Group, which is exploring the development of mutually beneficial relationships between London’s specialist museums and the higher education sector.

Speakers from the museum and higher education sectors will present case studies of running successful projects and overcoming barriers.  Booking details will be announced shortly but please save the date in your diaries so you don’t miss this opportunity to meet colleagues from across the sectors to discuss how museums and universities and can better collaborate to share skills, knowledge, and resources.

Presentations, panel discussions, and Q&As will be held at the Wilkins Old Refectory, UCL from 13:30 – 17:45; then a networking event is scheduled 18.00–20.00 in the Grant Museum of Zoology, UCL.

Contact Naomi Asantewa-Sechereh with any questions at n.asantewa@ucl.ac.uk.

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