Sports Heritage Symposium
20th September 2012
National Football Museum, Manchester.
This symposium aims to bring together all those with an interest in sports heritage. The event will enable delegates to hear about current best practice in interpreting sports heritage and discuss issues and solutions with other interested parties. It will take a European perspective and address key questions including:
• How can we best interpret sport in both specialist sports museums and the wider museums and heritage sector?
• How can museums and archives work in partnership with sports clubs to preserve their history?
• What are the alternatives to establishing a specialist sports museum or archive?
• How can those engaged in sports heritage best work in partnership?
• What role can communities play in interpreting their sports heritage?
• How can we best build on the success of Our Sporting Life?
Delegates will also have the opportunity to take a tour of the new National Football Museum.
Who should attend?
Sports museum and archive staff and volunteers
Museum and archive staff from any museum or archive which needs or wants to relate sport as a subject
Sports Governing Bodies with a collection or an interest in developing one
Sports clubs with an interest in developing a collection or museum
Cultural policy decision makers
Costs are £25 per delegate. To book, please complete and return the attached booking form to: [log in to unmask]
The event is linked to an International Football Institute (IFI) symposium to be held on the 21st September also at the National Football Museum. The event will explore similar issues specifically for the field of football in museums.
For further information on both events, please contact [log in to unmask], or visit the IFI website at: http://www.uclan.ac.uk/schools/ssto/research/international_football_institute.php