CfP: MuseumNext Europe 2018

Since 2009, MuseumNext conferences have focused on the future of museums and how the sector is forging ahead, showcasing innovative ideas and delivering thought-provoking insight. MuseumNext is a catalyst for innovation, transformation and collaboration in museums, galleries and heritage sites. Every MuseumNext conference has a theme, around which the community comes together to discuss the future of museums. The topic of MuseumNext Europe 2018 is "Disruption". The conference will take place in South Kensington, London, 18 - 20 June 2018. Deadline for submission is 15 December 2017.

MuseumNext was started a decade ago as a reaction to the disruption of the digital revolution. In the years since, many disruptive ideas were presented at the conference, from Nina Simon sharing her vision of co-producing museums with the public to Mike Murwaski challenging museums to embrace social action. With the approach of the conference's tenth year anniversary, what’s the next disruption for museums both from the outside world and from within?

The conference organisers are inviting proposals  on the theme ‘disruptions’. They are interested in opinions, case studies and practical approaches to the following:

  • Disrupted World: What are the disruptions that museums face in the next decade and how must they change to meet these challenges?
  • Disrupting Museums: How can arts professionals disrupt museums in a positive way from leadership to audience engagement to better achieve our missions?
  • Disrupted Communities: How are museums communities changing and how can they act now to stay relevant in a rapidly changing world?
  • Disrupting Exhibitions: What will the exhibition of the future look like? Will technology or social change transform the museum going experience? 

MuseumNext follows a fast paced format of twenty minute presentations with the focus very much on actionable ideas which can positively impact the institutions in attendance.

Proposals should be submitted through this Google Form. Any questions can be addressed to kala@museumnext.comDeadline for submission is 15 December 2017.

Please note that each presentation selected will be entitled to one conference ticket only. Additional speakers will have to purchase their conference ticket at the discounted speaker rate. Speakers are responsible for their own travel and accommodation and will not receive payment for taking part.

More information can be found here:

Management Topic: Marketing & Communication
Cultural Area: Museum+Visual Arts
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Nov 03, 2017