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Wednesday 17 April 2024, Coventry Transport Museum

Join colleagues nationwide for networking and inspiration at the UK’s principal touring and partnership exhibitions event.

The full programme can be viewed here

We’re delighted to announce that our annual in-person event will be held on Wednesday 17 April 2024 at Coventry Transport Museum.

TEG CONNECTS is a unique opportunity to:

  • hear keynote presentations from sector leaders:
  • be inspired by informative talks and discussions about fantastic exhibitions and collaborative projects from leading sector colleagues and speakers
  • take part in facilitated networking sessions (optional)
  • meet organisations, individuals and suppliers working in our sector all in one place!

TEG Connects also includes the opportunity to book a slot in our ever popular Share sessions – available on a first come first served basis, once you’ve booked your delegate place, by emailing seminars@teg.org.uk


The full programme can be viewed here

09:00 – 09:45 Early morning exhibition visit to The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Talk by Exhibitions Curator, Kirstie Lewis, about the After the End of History exhibition from Hayward Gallery Touring, curated by Johny Pitts (Limited places, reserve your spot after booking your delegate ticket)

10:00 – 10:30 Arrivals, refreshments, informal networking, visit stands

10:30 – 10:40 Welcome and Introduction to TEG Connects

10:40 – 11:00 Keynote: Caro Howell, Director-General, IWM (Imperial War Museums).

IWM is a global authority on conflict and its impact on people’s lives. Their five museums uncover the causes, course and consequences of war, from the First World War through to present-day conflict.

11:00 – 11:30 Facilitated Networking / Introductions

11:30 – 11:45 Comfort break

11:45 – 12:15 Share Session – series of 2-min exhibition project presentations

12:15 – 13:15 Lunch, informal networking, visit stands, 1:1 surgery sessions

13:15 – 13:35 Keynote: Marguerite Nugent, Director of Culture at CV Life.

CV Life is a vast leisure and cultural offer to all communities in Coventry and visitors to the city, offering everything from attractions, museums, leisure centres, educational programmes to community outreach projects.

13:35 – 14:20 Panel Session 1: Exhibitions and environmental standards (title TBC)

Chair: Reyahn King, TEG Executive Director

Speakers: Elise Foster Vander Elst, Head of Exhibitions & Environmental Impact Lead, Design Museum, London, 2 x speakers TBC

14:20 – 14:45 Break, visit stands, 1:1 surgery sessions

14:45 – 15:15 Case Studies Session

Case Study 1: Chinwe Russell, Artist & Curator – touring ’20 Historical Women who Changed the World’ in the UK

Case Study 2: Clair Taylor (Finance Director, Sheffield Museums Trust) and Alison Morton (Head of Exhibitions, Sheffield Museums Trust) – Museums & Galleries Exhibitions Tax Relief

15:15 – 15:30 Break, visit stands, 1:1 surgery sessions

15:30 – 16:15 Panel Session 1: Co-developing exhibitions: models for creating relevance and impact (title TBC)

Chair: Gracie Divall, Going Places Project Manager, Art Fund

Panel: Michelle Charters (Head of International Slavery Museum, National Museums Liverpool), 2 x speakers TBC

16:15 – 16:20 Wrap up and close TEG Connects


1:1 Surgery Sessions

Short 1:1 sessions can be booked in advance with the following TEG and sector colleagues:

  • Museums & Galleries Exhibitions Tax Relief (MGETR) – Clair Taylor, Finance Director, Sheffield Museums Trust
  • Temporary, touring and partnership exhibitions – TEG
  • Additional 1:1 surgery sessions to be confirmed shortly

To book a 1:1 session in advance, please email seminars@teg.org.uk

Any remaining slots will be available to book on the day via a sign up sheet at registration.


All ticket options are inclusive of lunch and all refreshments.

Delegate only tickets are for one person. If your organisation would like to send more than one delegate, please book the appropriate number of tickets.

If booking a stand, the number of delegate tickets included with a stand is outlined in each ticket option on the Eventbrite booking page.

If you have any questions about booking tickets, please contact membership@teg.org.uk


We’re very pleased to be able to offer bursaries for the second year, with long-term Corporate members Momart and Constantine are co-supporting five bursaries for first-time TEG Connects attendees.

We have five bursaries for this year’s event: full details and how to request a bursary can be seen here.

These places are for first-time TEG Connects attendees, who face barriers to developing a career in the exhibitions sector due to ethnicity, disability, socio-economic background and gender identity or sexual orientation (LGBTQIA+).

With thanks to our host Coventry Transport Museum

TEG Connects is supported by Momart and Constantine Ltd.

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Until 20 March 2024 we can transfer your booking to a colleague or offer a refund (minus the Eventbrite booking fee of 7% + 60p per ticket).

From 20 March until 31 March 2024 we can transfer your booking to a colleague or offer a 50% refund (minus the Eventbrite booking fee of 7% + 60p per ticket).)

From 1 April 2024 onwards we are not able to offer any refunds. We can transfer your booking to a colleague up until Monday 15 April 2024.