Implementing the Museum Action Plan: Government responses to the Mendoza review one year on

Speakers Confirmed:​

  • Sarah Philp, Director of Programmes, Art Fund
  • Ian Leete, Senior Adviser - Culture, Tourism and Sport, LGA
  • Laura Pye, Director, National Museums Liverpool
  • Dr Benedict Burbridge, Senior Lecturer in Art History, University of Sussex (event chair)
  • Gill Webber, Executive Director Content and Programmes, Imperial War Museum
  • Stephen Feber, Director, Leadership, Museums and the Future, Museums and Resilient Leadership Programme
  • Dr Laura Crossley, University of Leicester, Museum Studies PhD Graduate


Responding to the recommendations made by the Mendoza review in 2017, the new Museum Action Plan provides targeted support from the Government and other Arm's Length Bodies (ALBs) for museums and galleries to flourish. The support from these bodies is available for museums and galleries that are actively trying to meet the conditions of the Action Plan. Some of the conditions include delivering quality education programmes, contributing to place making and local priorities and diversifying audiences and the workforce. 

Attend this Westminster Briefing for an overview of the governments action plan and to assess the most effective way for your institution to gain support. Explore dynamic forms of good practice when curating attractive and widely-engaging museums and galleries for your institution to meet the conditions of the Action Plan. 

Key issues to be adressed:

  • Key responses in policy to the Mendoza review
  • Understanding the Governments Museum Action Plan
  • Recognising new funding streams available from Government and Arms-length bodies (ALBs)
  • Support available from Arm's Length Bodies for the proposed action plan areas
  • Museums and galleries role in placemaking and contribution to local priorities
  • Growing and diversifying audiences and the workforce

About the day:

The morning session will look at the new museum action plan and outline the Government's direction for museums and galleries.

The afternoon session will explore good practice: on how different museums and galleries are organising with their institutions to meet the conditions of the Action Plan.

We will provide morning refreshments and a networking lunch. Please let us know about any special needs or dietary requirements.

Who should attend?

Anyone with an interest in the future of our museums and galleries, including those who work in the cultural sector, directors of museums, museum curators, museum developers, trustees, head of programmes, chief executives, cultural regeneration managers, as well as local authority heads of culture, arts & heritage.

Further information:

Our events are CPD certified. This event is equivalent to 3 CPD points.
A certificate is available on request post-event to all attendees.

Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

Wednesday 27th March 2019

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)


Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each


Public Sector & Not for Profit | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places:£195 each


Above prices exclude VAT


If you require a booking form, please contact | 0207 593 5657

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