AMOT CONFERENCE 2017

WEDNESDAY / 11th OCTOBER
09:30 – 17:00

Details about the 2017 AMOT Annual Conference and how to book will be shared soon.

Thank you to all those who contributed to making the 2016 Annual Conference a success, from the great presenters to our generous hosts at the Mercer’s Hall, exhibitors, sponsors and delegates alike. Below you will find the day’s running order as well as downloads of all presentations.

 

at the Mercers' Hall, London

Running order (2016)

Running order (2016)

09:30
Arrivals
10:00
Chairman's introduction
10:20
Exhibition partnership project
10:40
Firearms, museums & the law
11:00
Museum closures - an ethical guide
11:35
National Archives & Armed Forces archives
11:55
Consolidating the Irish Infantry under austerity
12:10
LUNCH
14:00
Art & the Army
14:20
The Tank - the next 100 years
14:40
Museum of Military Medicine
15:00
York Army Museum - one cavalry, one infantry
15:20
The saving of a museum - Lancashire Museum
15:40
Chairman's closing
17:00
Carriages

Attendance list

(Attendance list - as was provided on the day)

Local Authority Museums

Kate Thaxton from the Royal Norfolk Regimental Museum provides insight & recommendations for becoming a Local Authority museum.

National Archives statement

A statement on The National Archives & Armed Forces Archive.

Video Coaching - feedback

Helen Smith is leading a project to create video coaching tools. Provide your thoughts on which topics are most needed.

PRESENTATION: Firearms, museums & the law

An update from Mark Murray-Flutter, Royal Armouries, on the European Firearms Directive.

PRESENTATION: Museum closures - an ethical guide

Alistair Brown looked at museum closure and how this process can be ethically managed.

PRESENTATION: The National Archives

Nicholas Coney talked about what TNA does and how this overlaps with Armed Forces & museums.

PRESENTATION: Consolidating Irish Infantry under austerity

Lt Col Andy Hart explained what led to the need for consolidation, and how consolidation was then achieved.

PRESENTATION: Art & the Army

Andrew Ellis illustrated how museums can capitalise on their collection art.

PRESENTATION: The Tank - the next 100 years

Richard Smith discussed the journey the Tank Museum has taken to become what it is today, with examples of challenges and successes along the way.

PRESENTATION: Museum of Military Medicine

Jason Semmens looked at future plans & opportunities for the museum.

PRESENTATION: York Army Museum

Graeme Green covered the redesign within York Army Museum to better present the two collections contained within.

PRESENTATION: Saving of a museum

Brian Gorski explained the strategy behind plans laid for saving Lancashire Museum, and considerations of future risks & opportunities.