Watch the Webinar series "A Meeting Place: Online Global Discussions for Museum and Gallery Professionals" 

October 2020 - March 2021 

"A Meeting Place: Online Global Discussions for Museum and Gallery Professionals" is a new online webinar series facilitated by British Council in partnership with ICOM UK and Museums Association for leading museum and gallery professionals around the world. Over five webinars taking place from October 2020 through March 2021, together the speakers explore some of the most significant topics of interest facing museum and gallery professionals today like the pivot to digital, community engagement, decolonisation, environment and sustainability and equality, diversity and inclusion.

Each webinar has been recorded and can be viewed on this page.

Full transcripts, links and resources shared in the Chat and full speakers' biographies can be downloaded for each recording on the righthand side of the menu bar on this page.



This series offers Closed Captioning and a British Sign Language interpreter

Live captioning/Claire Hill, speech-to-text reporter

British Sign Language/Catherine King, interpreter (BSL/English) 


"What working examples can be shared to demonstrate how community engagement looks different in other countries and how can we go from mission statement to practice?"

We are pleased to continue this series with Community Engagement: Inspiring Engagement. This event was hosted by Dhikshana Turakhia Pering, Head of Engagement & Skills, Somerset House, London, in conversatio with Arta Agani, Professor of Typography at Akademia Evolucion for Communication Design and Director, National Gallery of Kosovo, 2016-2020, Kamini Sawhney, Director, Museum of Art and Photography (MAP), Bangalore, India and Nia Williams, Director of Learning & Engagement, Amgueddfa Cymru National Museum Wales.

Please note: Due to technical difficulties, we were unable to record the first half of the session. The full transcript is available for downloading on the righthand side of this page.



"It’s time to recognise that digital change in museums is about supporting people and not just mastering technology."

We kicked off our new webinar series with Leading Digital at a time of Uncertainty. This event was hosted by Professor Ross Parry, Deputy Head of School & Professor of Museum Technology at the University of Leicester, in conversation with Nikita Yingqian Cai, Chief Curator, Times Museum, Guangzhou, Niall Kerr, Making the Future Programme Manager at the Nerve Centre, Northern Ireland and Irini Papadimitriou, Creative Director of Future Everything.