OpenCulture 2013 will be presented in London by the Collections Trust on 2-3 July 2013. The event returns to the Kia Oval after this year’s highly-successful presentation, which delegates rated 98% Good to Excellent.
It will once again comprise a cutting-edge conference programme with a supporting exhibition, and feature the presentation of the CT Collections Management Awards. Full details are on its dedicated web pages on Collections Link.
Programme theme for 2013 is How can Collections Management power the Participatory Museum of tomorrow? Leading international and UK speakers will identify how all those in the collections community can be right at the heart of their organisation, proactively supporting positive change. More details of the programme and speaker panel will be announced during the next two months.
OpenCulture will champion positive messages and focus on how Collections Management can be used as a tool to promote services that are relevant, well run and participatory. Delegates can expect to come away confident in their own ability to influence change in their organisation.
The event’s supporting exhibition has been expanded 25% to cope with demand following this year’s sell out. Once again it will feature leading product and service suppliers and be the location for refreshment breaks over the two days. Full details of stand options and a detailed floorplan are now available on the event’s dedicated website.
In addition, the CT Collections Management Awards will be presented during the conference at a prestigious reception. Awards will be made for best “Collections Practice” and “Collections on a Budget”. Further information about nominations and a timetable will be announced this autumn.
OpenCulture 2013 promises to once again be the “Greatest Collections Management Show on Earth” and build further on the successes achieved during the past two years. The 2012 event attracted more than 275 attendees, and the conference sessions, their content, and the location were all rated 98% Good to Excellent.