More than 20 organisations join Museums + Heritage Show’s Support Hub

Organisations supporting the sector will provide advice, networking sessions and talks to all attendees of the free two-day sector event

More than 20 organisations supporting the museums and heritage sector will make their expertise available at this year’s Museums + Heritage Show.

At the very front to this year’s free, two-day event will be the Sector Support Hub, a dedicated space bringing together many of the sector’s key organisations and networks.

On hand throughout the London event will be professionals who are ready to listen and provide advice, guidance and support. Areas of expertise covered in the Sector Support Hub include employment and pay, volunteering, inclusion and equality, funding and marketing.

The organisations available to Museums + Heritage Show attendees are:

Arts Marketing Association
Association for Heritage Interpretation
Association of Independent Museums
Association for Cultural Enterprises
Audience Agency
Collections Trust
Fair Museum Jobs
Group for Education in Museums
GLAM Cares
Heritage Alliance
Heritage Education Trust
Heritage Volunteering Group
Kids in Museums
Living Wage Organisation
Museum Detox
Museum Development England
Queer Heritage & Collections Network & RCMG
Touring Exhibitions Group
Visitor Experience Forum

The organisations will also be hosting informal networking sessions over two days, themed around a wealth of issues important to both individuals and the wider sector. A full description of the networking events can be found on the Museums + Heritage Show website, filter the programme to find out more about each of the networking sessions.

The networking will take place in the ‘Ambience Networking Lounge’, which has been created in partnership with collaborative consultancy Stephen Spencer + Associates, which will be open to all attendees looking to form new connections and partnerships, or just to start up a conversation with the organisations supporting the sector.

Informal Networking events

Wed 15 May 2024

Career kickstarter
1100am – 1145am
Informal networking hosted by Living Wage Foundation and Fair Museum Jobs

A sector for everyone
1200pm – 1245pm
Informal networking hosted by Museum Detox and Queer Heritage and Collections Network

Independent Impact
100pm – 145pm
Informal networking hosted by AIM – Association of Independent Museums Cares

Reaching new audiences for a new era
200pm – 245pm
Informal networking hosted by Arts Marketing Association and Audience Agency

Thu 16 May 2024

Smooth operator
1100am – 1145am
Informal networking hosted by Visitor Experience Forum

Money talks
1200pm – 1245pm
Informal networking hosted by the Association for Cultural Enterprises

Learning from the best
100pm – 145pm
Informal networking hosted by GEM – Group for Education in Museums and Heritage Education Trust

The power of happy
200pm – 245pm
Informal networking hosted by Heritage Volunteering Group and GLAM Cares

To secure a free ticket, and find out more about the sector support on offer, visit  the Museums + Heritage Show website.