Upcoming Events

Training Opportunities:

Advanced Certificate in Cultural & Heritage Venue Protection – Rome, Italy
15th – 19th July 2024

Protecting against threats to people, building, and objects is a vital part of the work of a heritage professional and is an activity that everyone needs to be engaged in. This programme helps participants understand the threats that can impact cultural and heritage venues wherever they are in the world. Participants will learn about operational activities such as situational awareness, surveillance detection, and how to undertake risk assessments which can better protect their assets for future generations.

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The Society of American Archivists (SAA) Annual Meeting – Chicago, Il, USA
12th – 17th August 2024

The annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists, held in late summer in different cities throughout the country, includes a wide array of informative education sessions, pre-conference workshops, networking opportunities, special events, exhibits, and tours of local repositories. This is a hybrid event with sessions taking place at the venue in Chicago as well as online for delegates to attend remotely.

2024 Annual Conference of the Archives and Records Association – Birmingham, UK
28th – 30th August 2024

ARA’s 2024 conference will take place in the new BCEC, a purpose built conference venue in the centre of Birmingham. The 2024 theme is Climate and Crisis: Tackling It Together and over three days we address the major crises and challenges facing our communities and our profession, learning from our community and building stronger responses, together. 

17th International Conference on the Inclusive Museum, Vienna, Austria
13th – 15th September 2024

Founded in 2008, The Inclusive Museum Research Network is brought together by a shared concern for the future role of the museum and how it can become more inclusive. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.

Museums Association Conference 2024 – The Joy of Museum, Leeds, UK
11th – 14th November 2024

This year’s conference is celebrating the innovation, inventiveness and creativity that make our museums such incredible places. We face many challenges as a sector and society, yet museums continue to deliver transformative experiences that have a deep and lasting impact on people’s lives. Our work with our communities is more important than ever – and it is worth celebrating and advocating for.

IAASF Conference  2024 – Developing Resilience for the Protection of Cultural Venues
16th – 17th October 2024

For this year’s event, we want to explore the development of resilience in the cultural sector and how it impacts infrastructure, transportation, training, operational protection, protesters and other activities. The more we can address resilience in the cultural heritage sectors the more robust our protective approach will be to ensure cultural assets are around for future generations.

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