Unexpected Encounters Conference - Museums Nurturing Living and Ageing Well

25 April 2018, 10.00-16.15; 26 April 2018, 09.00-14.00 (limited numbers), Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL

"This conference grows out of the action research project Encountering the Unexpected: People, nature and natural heritage collections, funded through the Museums Association Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund."


  • Living and ageing well, alternative models for working with older people.
  • Exploring the potential of museum collections (specifically natural heritage) to support older people to live and age well.
  • ‘Venturing into your curiosity’, new engagement models for working with older people.
  • The strategic implications of all of the above for museums.

Further info & booking details online.

Costs: Day 1 = £30.00, Days 1 & 2 = £45.00.