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Midwinter MA Tweet Up!

Thursday 14th December 2017, 16:00 – onwards

Derby Museum and Art Gallery

The Strand,




We’re thrilled to be joining up with East Mids Rep Jodie Henshaw on her first MA Tweet Up.

The tweet up will be held at Derby Museum and Art Gallery on Thursday 14 December 2017 from 4pm.

For the first time this informal networking event is open to all museum practitioners across the East and West Midlands and is run in partnership with Midlands Federation of Museums and Galleries (or MidFed). MA members and non-members, tweeters and non-tweeters welcome!

We will meet at Derby Museum and Art Gallery at 4pm. We will then be given a guided tour of the ARTIST ROOMS – Richard Long: Drawn from the Land exhibition by Jonathan Wallis Head of Museums & Museum and Art Gallery Development.

After the tour we will move to the Silk Mill pub (around 5.30pm)

If you would like to attend or have any questions, then please contact Jodie Henshaw MA, representative for the East Midlands 01623 463088.



Influence and Advocacy: MidFed AGM and Conference

Thu 2 November 2017, 10:30 – 15:45


Derby Silk Mill

Silk Mill Lane



The shifting financial and cultural landscape of the museum and heritage sector means that influence and advocacy has never been more important. Influence takes place across all levels; it is an essential feature for implementing change within organisations as well as the wider sector, taking it towards a more resilient and sustainable future. Highlighting the important and necessary work that museums do for our economy and society has made advocacy key to every museum worker’s role. This conference will look at case studies, methods of influence and the impact of advocacy; what tools do you need and how do you implement them?

We’re joined by Alistair Brown, of the Museums Association, and Mar Dixon to explore the role of advocacy.

Please note that the MidFed AGM will run from 10:30-11:00 am with all welcome to attend.

Tickets from £5, book here: