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MuseumNext 2015

19-21 April 2015

Geneva, Switzerland


The 2015 edition of MuseumNext will take place in the Swiss city of Geneva between 19 – 21 April 2015.

MuseumNext is Europe’s major conference on the future of museums. The event brings together delegates from around the world to discuss ‘what’s next?’ for the museum sector. The organizing committee is inviting the international museum community to participate and share excellent examples of today which shine a light on the museum of tomorrow.

The conference will be a dialogue about what’s next in all aspects of the museum, including architecture, exhibitions, technology, skills, collections, conservation, purpose and leadership. All presentations should deliver thought provoking insight, showcase innovative ideas, reveal ‘how to’ or even share stories of what not to do.



There are three ways to participate in the MuseumNext Geneva programme: to make a presentation, to run a workshop or to hold a panel discussion.
Presentations at MuseumNext are 20 minutes long, while both the workshop sessions and the panel discussions should be 1 hour 30 minutes.



Proposals should contain the following information:

- The title of your presentation, workshop or panel discussion
- Name or names of those presenting
- Organisation(s)
- Summary of your presentation (no more than 500 words)
- Relevant links
- What you expect delegates to learn from your session

Please note that all MuseumNext presentations and proposals should be made in English.The deadline for submitting a proposal is 31st October 2014. After this, an international peer panel will consider all proposals and we shall inform all those, successful or otherwise by 31st November 2014.

Proposals should be emailed to no later than 31st October 2014. To ask further questions about this call for papers, please email Jim Richardson: jim(at)


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