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27 Nov 2017

MuseumNext Europe 2018: Call for Papers

The next edition of the MuseumNext Europe conference on the future of museums will be held in London on 18-20 June 2018. With 'Disruptions' as its central theme, organisers have recently launched a call for papers. Proposals from the museum community are invited, including opinions, case studies and practical approaches to the following :
  • Disrupted World: What are the disruptions that museums face in the next decade and how must they change to meet these challenges?
  • Disrupting Museums: How can we disrupt museums in a positive way from leadership to audience engagement to better achieve our missions?
  • Disrupted Communities: How are our communities changing and how can we act now to stay relevant in a rapidly-changing world?
  • Disrupting Exhibitions: What will the exhibitions of the future look like? Will technology or social change transform the museum going experience?
MuseumNext follows a fast-paced format of 20-minute presentations with the focus very much on actionable ideas which can positively impact the institutions in attendance. Each presentation selected for MuseumNext Europe 2018 will be entitled to one conference ticket only, even where several speakers are involved. Additional speakers will have to purchase their conference ticket at the discounted speaker rate. Organisers also inform that speakers are responsible for their own travel and accommodation and will not receive payment for taking part. Applications should be submitted by 15 December 2017. Papers will be reviewed by a panel and responses provided by 15 January. For additional information and access to the application form, please visit MuseumNext Europe 2018's website at