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TEG CONNECTS: Exhibitions, Partnership, Networking
Monday 24th April 2023, Maritime Museum Liverpool

This event has now passed. Thank you to all those who attended. Details of our 2024 TEG Connect event will be announced early next year. 

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

We’re delighted to announce that our annual in-person event will be held on Monday 24 April at the Maritime Museum, Liverpool. We’re thrilled to be heading to the host city of Eurovision 2023 and looking forward to seeing many new and familiar faces! Why has the event been renamed? After 25 annual TEG Marketplace events, we have decided to rename the event TEG CONNECTS to better reflect the nature of the day.

TEG CONNECTS is a unique opportunity to:

  • be inspired by talks about fantastic exhibitions and collaborations from great speakers
  • book 1-2-1 surgeries with sector support colleagues
  • facilitated networking sessions (optional)
  • meet organisations, individuals and suppliers working in our sector all in one place!

All ticket options are inclusive of lunch and all refreshments.

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


Full Day Programme Link

08.45-09.30: Stand-holders set-up

09.30: Delegate registration begins

09:45: Refreshments

10:15: Welcome

10:20: Facilitated Networking session

10:45 – 11:15 Session 1: Keynote: Art Fund ‘Going Places’ With Rachael Browning, Deputy Director of Programme & Policy and Catherine Monks, Head of Funding Partnerships

An introduction to ‘Going Places’ – Art Fund’s new UK-wide programme to engage and involve underrepresented audiences with museum collections through high quality, collaborative touring exhibitions and public programmes, followed by Q&A.

Rachael and Catherine will be present all day for any further conversations with delegates.

11:15 – 12:00: Session 2: Case studies – Partnership and Collaboration

Edward Liddle, Exhibitions Officer, The Amelia, Tunbridge Wells

Join Edward Liddle to hear about his experiences working with National Museums Scotland on staging the touring exhibition Body Beautiful: Diversity On The Catwalk. Edward will share thoughts on working collaboratively with a partner organisation and lessons learned. He will also discuss his experience of delivering three TEG touring exhibitions in 2022, part of the programming for the re-opening of The Amelia after a three year refurbishment project.

Anis Akhtar, Community Curator and Michael Powell, Programme Officer, People’s History Museum, Manchester

Anis and Michael will share details of their current major programme and headline exhibition Nothing About Us Without Us, which explores the history of disabled people’s activism and ongoing fight for rights and inclusion.

12:00 – 16:30 Networking and visit stands

12:30-13:30 Lunch (provided) and networking

14:00 – 14:45 Session 3 – MAGNET: In Conversation, with Dana Andrew, TEG Professional Development Manager, 
Dr Nick Merriman, Chief Executive & Content Director, Horniman Museum and Gardens,
Alison Morton, Head of Exhibitions, Sheffield Museums Trust,
Anna Smalley, Head of Collections & Engagement, Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust

This session introduces MAGNET (Museums and Galleries Network for Exhibition Touring), their future plans for the network and shares their learning. Three of the MAGNET partners also present a case study exploring their first collaborative exhibition tour Hair, Untold Stories, an innovative exhibition which explores global hair cultures and our own relationships with it.

14:45 Refreshments

14:45 – 16:30 Networking and final opportunity to visit stands

16:30 – 16:40 Closing remarks

with Alanna Davidson and Miranda Stacey, TEG Co-Chairs, and Reyahn King, TEG Executive Director


An opportunity for face to face conversations with sector support organisations:

Arts Council England: covering aspects of lending and borrowing, indemnity, environmental controls, security, and tax incentives:
Carol Warner, Manager GIS
Valentina Sabucco, Manager Security and Protection Advice Service
Anastasia Tennant, Senior Policy Adviser, Cultural Property

Art Fund: for conversations about Reimagine, with:

  • Laura Summers, Senior Programme Manager

Touring Exhibitions Group: meet with TEG Trustees and Advisory Board members for conversations about any aspect of working on touring exhibitions or in partnership, or advice for working in the sector.

Book your slot in advance by emailing membership@teg.org.uk or at the registration desk on the day. Places allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.


This year we will hold a virtual TEG Share Session of pre-recorded videos. These will be collated and made available for a limited time to delegates and to TEG’s mailing list (members and non-members), as well as being screened during TEG Connects.

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TEG Connects is supported by Momart and Constantine