Museums Collections Centre, Birmingham

25 Dollman Street, Birmingham B7 4RQ
Training Room

Time Topic Speaker
10.00 a.m. – 10.15 a.m. Registration with tea and coffee
10.15 a.m. – 10.30 a.m. Introduction Ross Parry (MCG Chair)

Jo Smith, Head of Projects & Development at BMAG

10.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. DIGITAL PROGRAMMING
The Birmingham History Galleries
‘The Birmingham History Galleries and Staffordshire Hoard’
Linda Spurdle (BMAG Online Resources Manager)
Tony Adams (Stoke Museums) and James Grimster (Orangeleaf Systems Ltd)
11.30 a.m. – 11.45 a.m. Morning coffee
11.45 a.m. – 12.45 a.m. DIGITAL PROMOTION
Staffordshire Hoard: breaking, managing and communicating a very big story via digital means

The online fundraising campaign for the Staffordshire Hoard.

‘Staffordshire Hoard Media presentation’
Dan Pett (Portable Antiquities Scheme)
Kerri Keiwan (Online Manager The Art Fund)
Jon Pratty (The Arts Council)
12.45 p.m. – 1.45 p.m. Lunch
Including optional tour of the Collections Centre
1.45 p.m. – 2.15 p.m. DIGITAL PROMOTION continued Caroline Moore ‘MuBu – connecting museums and audiences through digital projects
2.15 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. DATABURSTS Laura Whitton (Collections Trust) The Culture Grid
Lucinda Donnachie (National Maritime Museum) Ship History Information Project SHIP
Rebecca Cadwallader (In Cahoots)
Jon Pratty (Freelance)
3.00 p.m. – 3.15 p.m. Afternoon Tea
3.15 p.m. – 3.45 p.m. Post-election digital heritage: Programmes and policy in the new political landscape Jon Pratty (Arts Council England)
Bridget McKenzie (Flow Associates)
Katie Pekacar (MLA)
Jessica Harris (MLA)
4.00 p.m. Depart Museums Collections Centre (Participants asked to make their own way to BMAG)
4.30 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. Optional visit and guided tour of the Staffordshire Hoard Exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery with talk from Collections Manager Phil Watson
5.00 p.m. Meeting closes

About the MCC

The Museums Collections Centre in Nechells is a 1.5 hectare site that contains over 80 per cent of Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery’s stored collections under one roof.