Wednesday 01 December 2021 to Friday 03 December 2021

While the Covid-19 crisis is not yet over, and as the global community is called upon to tackle the challenge of social equity and the climate emergency, museums and cultural organisations are already thinking about their new position in the world.

The CoMuseum 2021 will explore the repositioning of museums so that they are ready to take on their new role through a human-centred approach, with new tools, skills and leadership models.

Some of the topics that the CoMuseum 2021 will address include sustainability and digital strategies; the future of content in relation to collections, curating and storytelling; the social impact of cultural organisations; and the role of museums in the climate crisis.

The three-day conference is admission-free (upon registration) and the working language is English.


Speakers and workshop leaders from the UK include:

Richard Sandell, Professor of Museum Studies, Co-director of the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries, University of Leicester

Katy Bunning, Lecturer at the School of Museum Studies, Member of the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries, University of Leicester

Dr Bernadette Lynch, Writer, Researcher, Lecturer, Solidarity in Action Network

Zandra Yeaman, Curator of Discomfort, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow

Lucia Pietroiusti, Founder, General Ecology, Serpentine Galleries

Aksana Khan, Community Mentoring Officer, Arts Emergency

The full programme of the three-day conference – including the full line-up of speakers from the UK, US and EU – is available on the CoMuseum website.


Registration for the conference and the workshops/masterclasses will remain open until 29 November 2021.