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TEG Marketplace, 2021

On 21st & 22nd October, TEG hosted two days of online networking and inspiration at the UK’s principal touring and partnership exhibitions event.

At this year’s online Marketplace the seminar theme across the two days was ‘The Sustainability of our Industry’, including future facing topics such as equality, diversity and inclusion; digital technology and skills and the economic situation.

As well as inspirational and informative speakers, there were opportunities to:

β€’ Share current and future projects, via ‘3-minute Share’ sessions and networking activities.

β€’ Meet organisations offering and looking to host exhibitions.

β€’ Meet with a range of commercial companies providing services, products and exhibitions to our sector.

Marketplace sessions were not recorded. The programme was as follows –

THURSDAY 21st OCTOBER – 09:45 – 15:20 (UK time)

09:45 – 10:10 Virtual Tours:

10:10 – 10:15 Break

10:15 – 10:20 Introduction and welcome by Nicola Coley, Chair of TEG

10:20 – 10:45 Keynote Speaker – Jason Williamson, Aberdeen Art Gallery. Jason will share his experience of AAGM hosting the British Art Show 9 from Hayward Gallery Touring, which has enabled opportunities for young people to be engaged as Explainers, Ambassadors and a Sustainable Exhibition Assistant (SEA).

10:45 – 11:45 Session 1 – Future Workforce and Digital Skills, led by Tamsin Russell (Workforce Development Officer, Museums Association) with Emily Maskell and Lucie Rachel (Shadow Trustees at Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust), Stephen Elliot (Managing Director Llama Digital) and students from University College London who worked on a digital project with Llama Digital at St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery.

11:45 – 12:00 Break

12:00 – 12:30 Share Session: 10 x TEG members each have 3 minutes to share their latest exhibitions and projects

12:30 – 13:00 Touring Exhibitions Group AGM

13:00 – 13:30 Lunch Break

13:30 – 14:15 Session 2 – New Lending & Borrowing Principles and Guidelines. Led by Kathryn Simpson (National Museum Directors’ Council) with case studies by Sarah Newman (Russell Cotes Museum & Art Gallery) and Rosie Martyr, Assistant Collection Registrar (Loans), Tate

14:15 – 15:15 Concurrent Sessions

1-2-1 meetings with sector support organisations and funders:

  • Arts Council England: Carol Warner, Government Indemnity Scheme
  • Art Fund: Katie Lloyd, Grants Manager
  • Freelance Advice: Dr Ellie Pridgeon, Consultant Archivist
  • TEG

Opportunity to speak with TEG Corporate Members in breakout rooms

Breakout rooms for information networking and discussions on:

  • Future Workforce and Digital
  • Lending and Borrowing
  • Open room to meet other members, find partners, discuss opportunities etc.

15:15 – 15:20 Summary and end of Day 1

FRIDAY 22nd OCTOBER – 09:30 – 15:20 (UK time)

09:30 – 09:50Β Virtual Tours:

09:50 – 10:00 Break

10:00 – 10:05 Introduction and welcome to Day 2

10:05 – 11:00 Session 3 – Economics and Sustainability of Touring and Transport. In conversation and Q&A session with Sara Kassam (V&A Sustainability Lead), Anna Maris (Constantine Ltd.), Sam Flynn (Momart Ltd.) and Graciela Melitsko Thornton, (Creative Green Programme Lead, Julie’s Bicycle).

11:00 – 11:15 Break

11:15 – 11:45 Share Session: 10 x TEG members each have 3 minutes to share their latest exhibitions and projects

11:45 – 12:00 Break

12:00 – 13:00 Session 4 – Co-producing with Communities. Case study presentations followed by Q&A, including Geraldine Page (installation art and site-specific theatre creator), Mark Williams (People’s History Museum) and Ffion Fielding (Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales).

13:00 – 13:45 Lunch Break

13:45 – 15:00 Concurrent Sessions

1-2-1 meetings with sector support organisations and funders:

  • Arts Council England: Carol Warner, Government Indemnity Scheme
  • Arts Council England: Isabel Churcher, Senior Manager, Museums (Investment)
  • Art Fund: Katie Lloyd, Grants Manager
  • TEG

Opportunity to speak with TEG Corporate Members in breakout rooms

Breakout rooms for information networking and discussions on:

  • Economics and Sustainability of Tour Transport
  • Co-producing with Communities
  • Open room to meet other members, find partners, discuss opportunities etc.

15:00 – 15:15

  • Isabel Churcher, Senior Manager, Museums (Investment) at Arts Council England (ACE) will give an overview of how touring exhibitions partnerships and activity fit into ACE’s new strategic and delivery plan and highlight relevant funding options.

15:15 – 15:20 Summary and end of Marketplace

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