Friday 25 April 2014
M&H News
OpenCulture 2014 dates announced

Dates have been confirmed for the fourth annual collections management conference from the Collections Trust, OpenCulture - Wednesday 25th and Thursday June 2014.

Delegates at OpenCulture 2013 rated the event 100% ‘Good to Excellent’OpenCulture 2014 will return to the Kia Oval in London with a conference programme focussing on the latest cutting-edge issues affecting the collections community, both in the UK and internationally.

Plenary presentations by internationally recognised expert speakers will be complemented by parallel sessions, which will concentrate on hot topics and generate discussion and debate.
Building on the success of the 2013 event, which delegates rated 100% ‘Good to Excellent’, the 2014 conference branding features a new logo and enhanced exhibition experience for both delegates and non-delegates.

Quickfire Supplier Updates

In the exhibition, which will be free to attend, leading sector suppliers will showcase their products and present Quickfire Supplier Update sessions, supported by Museums & Heritage Magazine, which is delighted to be the conference's media partner for the third year running.

SPECTRUM Community Meeting

The SPECTRUM Community Meeting will also take place during the conference. This year, more time has been allocated for it to allow for extra discussions about the SPECTRUM Standard, which is now used by over 8,000 museums worldwide. In particular, its international adoption, key benefits and future development will be addressed.

Collections Management Awards

A highlight of the conference will be the presentation of the Collections Trust Awards for Excellence in Collections Management. In 2013, the awards were won by the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery (Collections Practice Award); Beaney House of Art and Knowledge (Participatory Practice Award); and East Grinstead Museum (Collections on a Budget Award). Details of how to nominate museums for the 2014 awards will soon be available on the conference website.

Each year, the OpenCulture conference has proven to be the collections community’s ultimate, value-for-money event, annually attracting nearly 400 professionals from the museums, archives and galleries sectors. It provides a unique opportunity to discuss key issues with the experts, meet colleagues, network, and get right up to date with the latest supplier offerings.

To find out more about OpenCulture and to secure your place, click here or call: +44 (0)20 7942 6080.

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available. To find out more email:

Flagship event

Collections Trust logoOpenCulture 2014 is brought to you by Collections Trust, an independent UK-based organisation that works with museums, libraries, galleries and archives worldwide to improve the management and use of their collections.

Its mission is to help museums, galleries, libraries and archives unlock the potential in their collections. It does this for the collections community by providing know-how, developing and promoting excellence, challenging existing practices, pioneering new ideas, and bringing experts together. OpenCulture is Collections Trust’s flagship event.

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