Birmingham Museums prepare events for delegates to Museums Association Conference 2015

As the top names in the UK museums’ sector arrive in town, Birmingham Museums are preparing their very own welcome and taking the opportunity to show case the city’s world class collection.

Museum conference delegates who arrive in Birmingham for the Museums Association annual conference, taking place on 5 & 6 November at the Birmingham International Conference Centre, will have the chance to see the renowned Anglo-Saxon Staffordshire Hoard and the finest collection of Pre- Raphaelite art in the world, as well as the new ER Hughes exhibition, Enchanted Dreams and the Museum & Art Gallery’s newly opened Mini Museum for the under fives.

For the week of the conference teams from Birmingham Museums Trust have created a series of breakout events and evening receptions for delegates to showcase how innovative practice and wide-ranging engagement projects have helped drive visitors and engagement across its sites across the city.

At the heart of the programme will be evening events at Thinktank and Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery on the 4thand 5thof November (respectively).  Delegates will be introduced to many of the partners that Birmingham Museums Trust works with on education and outreach projects – from Amerah Saleh of Beatfreaks and music from Wassifa Sound System, to digital artists from the Learnplay Foundation.  Arts Connect West Midlands will present details of their work with the wider cultural and education sectors, and talk about the joint Arts Awards programmes that support arts within the city and surrounding areas.

In addition, Birmingham Museums will also showcase the city’s Jewellery Quarter with lively tours and demonstrations of traditional jewellery making for the conference go-ers. A tour around Aston Hall on Saturday 7 November completes the visit to Birmingham for delegates, enabling guests to explore the staterooms and hear stories from the Hall’s fascinating history.

For more information on the Museums Association Conference and Exhibition, please visit www.museumsassociation.org

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Birmingham Museums has extraordinary venues that provide a fascinating glimpse into Birmingham's rich and vibrant past and showcase world class museum collections. Sites include:Birmingham Museum & Art GalleryThinktank, Birmingham's Science MuseumAston HallBlakesley HallMuseum of the Jewellery QuarterSarehole MillSoho HouseWeoley CastleMuseums Collections Centre