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2021 Working Internationally Conference

16 March | 00:00 - 18 March | 23:59

ICOM UK / NMDC / Barker Langham

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The 2021 Working Internationally Conference is a 3-day online event for museum, gallery and heritage professionals.

Each year ICOM UK, in partnership with NMDC, organises the one-day Working Internationally Conference. 2021 will be a little different. The Conference is a 3-day online event, with each day focusing on a major global issue:

  • Social Justice: Museum responses to decolonisation, restitution, Black Lives Matter, representation and youth (Tuesday 16 March)
  • Museums and Sustainability: Challenges of working in and responding to a changing climate (Wednesday 17 March)
  • The Future of Museums: Where are we now, and where do we go from here? (Thursday 18 March)

The online conference takes place in March 2021 at a time when major global issues such as the impact of Covid-19, climate crisis, Brexit, and social justice will see museums continuing to reconsider and reimagine their roles in a global and local context, and establish new ways of working.

The conference will bring together speakers from the UK and across the globe to share their insight and experience of responding to changes in the sector and the world around us.

Sessions take place at the same time on each day of the Conference. We will continue to update the programme as speakers are confirmed and provide details for each session very shortly. Networking and social sessions will also be added to the programme.

If you are not able to attend all three days of the conference, you can choose to book a ticket for only the day(s) you are able to attend.

Registration fees: £0 for ICOM UK, ICOM & NMDC Members, £40 - £89 STG for non-members. 


The 2021 Working Internationally Conference is organised by ICOM UK in partnership with NMDC , with support from the British Council and curatorial support from Barker Langham.