Sport in Museums Network Conference 2016

The Sport in Museums Network Conference is set to take place on Thursday 11 February 2016 at the Assembly Hall, County Hall, Nottingham.

This conference will focus on the topic of “The Impact of Sporting Heritage” and will address why sporting heritage matters.

This event aims to raise the understanding of the sporting heritage activity which has taken place in the UK and beyond which demonstrates its impact. The impact may be connected to increasing visitors, changing visitor experiences, developing collections knowledge, or to wider agendas such as education, health, and tourism. The conference willi offer opportunities to debate, discuss and share to support future activity in the field.

The programme will feature a range of presentations from key speakers on topics such as:

  • The Value of Sport in Museums
  • Measuring and Advocating the Value of your Service
  • Museums and the Health and Wellbeing Agenda
  • Education and Sporting Heritage

There will also be case studies on the following topics:

  • Nottinghamshire’s Sporting Heritage
  • Ipswich Town Archive Project
  • The Hockey Museum at the Euros
  • Hosts and Champions: Scotland in the Commonwealth Games
  • Silverstone Motorsport World Project
  • Heritage Quay, Huddersfield

Registration fee is £25, & includes lunch and refreshments. To book your place, see here

If you have any questions or queries in the meantime, please contact Justine Reilly.


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