British Museum Knowledge Share event series – new dates released

The next sessions in the British Museum Knowledge Share Spring Event Series are now open for booking.

Designed for people working in museums and cultural heritage, these free online events are taking place once a week via Zoom until Tuesday 18 May. Each session is different but the linking thread is the theme of change, as we look ahead to the changes we might want to see in the sector, and reflect on a year of profound and tumultuous change for everyone. Full details of each event are being released in the coming weeks via the National Programmes Conference website.

Ticket booking is now live for the following events:

  • Colonial Countryside: Heritage Research and ‘Cancel Culture’ – a live webinar with Q&A on Tuesday 30 March 2021 16:00 GMT. Historian Dr Yewande Okuleye will talk to Professor Corinne Fowler about Colonial Countryside, a child-led history and writing project guided by a team of historians. The project explored connections between ten National Trust houses, the East India Company and transatlantic slavery. Join Corinne and Yewande as they discuss this work, the National Trust’s 2020 report on its houses’ colonial links, and the reception they received. For further info and event registration, please visit:
  • Keeping Change Moving: Continuing lessons from the MA’s Transformers programme – a live webinar with Q&A on Tuesday 6 April 2021 16:00 GMT. Mark Barrett and Dr Mercy McCann will discuss Transformers, the Museum Association’s programme of professional development and leadership training geared towards building ‘change-makers’ in the museum sector. Mark will share his experience of Transformers and how it continues to impact his professional involvement and growth in the sector, while Mercy will discuss the recent University of Leicester evaluation of the programme in light of current social and sectoral challenges. How can we overcome barriers to change and embed ‘radical change’ into the core of a museum’s operations? Join us to find out!
  • Museum careers unlocked: Getting your foot in the door – a live ‘in conversation’ event led by the British Museum Youth Collective on Tuesday 13 April 2021 16:00 GMT. The British Museum Youth Collective are hosting an event focusing on museum careers, and the process of ‘breaking into’ the sector as a young person. The Collective will be joined by Aksana Khan and Michelle McGrath, who will share their thoughts and their own experiences of starting out in museums and the arts. This event is aimed at young people who are looking to work in museums, students and early-career museum professionals, but anyone working in or with museums and cultural heritage is warmly welcomed to attend. If you’re a museum worker, volunteer, trainee, researcher, youth worker or manager of young colleagues, please do book your ticket: