Museums and galleries offer a fantastic venue for audiences to engage with the culture and heritage of a place, society or time period. However, not everyone can or will choose to actively go to the building.

The panel will discuss the ways that they have made the buildings relevant to the community it is situated in, engaged with business, encouraged with more diverse audiences, and catered to wider audiences, who because of geography, may never be able to visit the building.


    Dan Cottam
    Director, Grantown Museum

    Dan has been manager at Grantown Museum since 2015. He came into the sector from a background in community arts, events management and youth work. He has worked as a freelance art tutor and facilitator throughout his career and as well as managing the museum works as a freelance exhibition and interpretation designer.


    Arwen Fitch
    Press and Communications Manager, Tate Gallery, St. Ives

    Arwen has worked for over 20 years in the arts in England, from the National Gallery, London to Arts Council England. At Tate St Ives, Cornwall, she worked on an ambitious building project that launched in 2017 and won Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018. She believes passionately that in the arts, building projects will succeed if the community supports it.

    Stephanie Smith
    Director, Nova Scotia Museums

    Stephanie has been recently appointed as the Executive Director of Archives, Museums & Libraries Nova Scotia. She worked on several renewal /development projects in the Nova Scotia Museum, finishing her tenure there as Director.

    Anne Chevalley
    Head of Educational and Cultural Services, International Olympic Committee / Olympic Museum

    Anne Chevalley has overseen The Olympic Museum’s programmes since January 2014, and Head of the institution’s Educational and Cultural Services for over 20 years. She carries out a significant number of projects designed to explore the various facets of sport.

    Andy Cameron
    Business Manager, V&A Museum Dundee


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