Future of Museums: Audiences

29 Mar 2017, registration at 09.00, conference ends at 17.00, Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

"How will our rapidly changing society affect the relationship that museums have with audiences in the future? Chaired by Tonya Nelson, head of UCL Museums and Collections, the event will look at the influence that demographic, technological and other trends will have on the needs of audiences, including families, young people, older visitors and those with disabilities. Speakers will discuss how museums can deepen their engagement with the public and have a greater impact on their lives.


Jane Falkingham, director of the ESRC Centre for Population Change, University of Southampton, will shed light on future demographic trends.

Anne Torreggiani, CEO, The Audience Agency, will talk about the audiences of the future.

Maggie Appleton, chief executive, Royal Airforce Museum and board member of the Museums Association, will explore how museums can strike new relationships with audiences.

Sam Tatlow, talent coordinator for talent agency Think Bigger, will talk about how successful TV has been at catering for the needs of disabled viewers. What can museums learn from TV?

Becki Morris, a specialist in inclusion and representation of disabled people in museums and collections assistant at Warwickshire Heritage and Culture, will talk about how the sector is responding to the need for increased representation of disabled people in their collections and workforces. 

Laura Phillips, head of learning and participation, British Museum, and member of the Age Friendly Museums Network.

Mark Miller, Circuit programme leader and convenor of young people’s programmes, Tate Britain and Tate Modern.

Clare Haywood, family programme producer, National Maritime Museums."

Cost: £55.00-£195.00.

Further info and booking details online.