Communicating the Museum 2017 Los Angeles: Museums Beyond Walls
Monday, November 06 2017 All Day

The theme of Communicating the Museum’s 19th edition is “Museums Beyond Walls”. From 6 – 9 November 2017, 300 culture professionals will debate the changing role of museums in our society.

For the last decade, Los Angeles has become the most vibrant destination in Northern America. Los Angeles is the new cultural hub of the US as plenty of thriving art projects emerge around the city.

The musical innovation of the 70’s and the vivid film industry of Hollywood set the city’s atmosphere of experimentation and innovation. As I attended the historic Women’s March in LA on 21 January, the desire for change and unity was clearly a strong national sentiment. More than ever, arts organisations must be the voice of cultural diversity and embrace art to break down the walls which divide us.

Today’s social and political environment and recent technological breakthroughs encourage museums to reach out beyond their walls. Cultural institutions have evolved to meet the expectations of their visitors and their communities.

Key questions include: 

  • How should museums respond to social change?
  • How can museums be places of dialogue, giving context to debates for change?
  • How can museums take their expertise beyond their walls and into people’s everyday lives?
  • How can museums create a relationship with their visitors which extends beyond the visit?
  • How should museums team-up with diverse partners to expand their reach?

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Lars Ulrich Hansen, Head of Communication, Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, Denmark
  • Jennifer Northrop, Director of Marketing and Communications, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA
  • Tim Marlow, Director of artistic programmes, Royal Academy of Art, United Kingdom
  • Cathy Pelgrims, Head of Public and Education, Museum aan de Stroom, Belgium
  • Ann Philbin, Director, Hammer Museum, USA
  • Shirani Aththas, Manager, Communications & Public Affairs, Australian National Maritime Museum, Australia

For registration an online form has to be filled in. Information about the fees are available on the conference website.

Museums of L.A.
Los Angeles USA

Contact Information:
Clémence Ferry

Fee: € 75 - € 1420