Wednesday 17 – Saturday 20 May 2017

Museums at Night

11-14 May 2016 / 27-29 Oct 2016

A Culture of Lates Conference at the National Gallery, Friday 1 June 2018

income generation

HOW CAN YOU GENERATE INCOME FROM YOUR LATES PROGRAMME?

the night-time economy

HOW CAN YOU INTEGRATE A LATES PROGRAMME INTO YOUR AREA’S NIGHT-TIME ECONOMY STRATEGY?

LATES Development

WHAT’S THE FUTURE FOR LATES IN THE UK & HOW CAN WE LEARN FROM BEST PRACTICE ABROAD?

Ojay mcdonald

Ojay mcdonald

CEO Association Town & City Management

Ojay McDonald is the Chief Executive of the Association of Town & City Management. He works with Government Ministers, parliamentarians, economic development professionals, business leaders and place-makers across the UK and Ireland to support town and city centres.

He works on a range of policy issues including tax reform, local government finance, the EU and UN Urban Agenda, devolution, the Northern Powerhouse, transport, housing, planning, retail and urban regeneration.

Bethan Johnson

Bethan Johnson

Lead Programmer British Film Institute

Bethan is a curator working at the forefront of public programming. Fuelled by the belief arts have a crucial role in challenging the structure and systems established to govern our societies, she crafts strategies to build programmes that innovatively engage audiences.

Bethan recently joined the BFI to establish a programming strand that embraces advantages in technology to redefine film. Previously the Friday Late Curator at the V&A, Bethan devised a new strategic ambition for the programme and delivered a series of high profile Lates, which included a takeover by gal-dem and a collaboration with Boiler Room.

Abigail Dakin

Abigail Dakin

Events Director EMEA, Time Out

Abi heads up all things events at Time Out in London, Paris and Lisbon. When they aren’t writing about weird and wonderful events in the capital Time Out are putting them on, from floating cinemas on the Thames to cultural lates, via rooftop BBQs and Caribbean supper clubs. She grew up running around events and has a passion for putting on events in challenging heritage venues, from castles to museums

Ashlie Hunter

Ashlie Hunter

Public Programmes Producer, Art Gallery of New South Wales

Ashlie is the producer of Australia’s longest running and most successful late-night gallery program – Art After Hours at The Art Gallery of NSW, a weekly event she has worked on for the past 13 years. More recently Ashlie has gone on to produce major collaborations such as Nude Live with Sydney Dance Company and Tate Modern for the Sydney Festival. Her focus is always to inspire deeper engagement with cultural stories and the growth of diverse audiences through wide-ranging programs of performance, music, workshops and discourse, and the innovative use of the gallery’s civic spaces.

Natasha Mytton Mills

Natasha Mytton Mills

Head of Policy for UK & Ireland at Airbnb

Natasha has been with Airbnb for almost 3 years leading on all government and civic engagement. She joined the team having worked in travel and tourism advocacy for a number of years, including at Intercontinental Hotel Group and the World Travel & Tourism Council.

Carolyn Sankey

Carolyn Sankey

Deputy Chief Executive (Development), Black Country Living Museum

Carolyn is a member of the Museum’s 5-strong Leadership team with overall responsibility for fundraising. Currently her team’s focus is on securing funding for BCLM: Forging Ahead – a £23m transformational capital project including a 1940s-60s historic development, new Visitor Welcome and the creation of a new Learning Centre

Aowen Jin

Aowen Jin

Artist & Social Commentator

Aowen Jin is a multidisciplinary British-Chinese artist who uses art to engage with communities in the UK and China. Her work frequently explores social issues, cultural differences and the impacts of change and globalisation on individual people in Chinese society, with the aim of encouraging cross-cultural dialog and understanding. Aowen is also a social commentator for the BBC and regularly comments on issues related to China, and especially the changing role of Chinese women.

Alan Miller

Alan Miller

Chair, Night Time Industries Association

Alan D Miller is Chairman of the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA). Alan was CEO of The Vibe Bar for almost 20 years, until November 2014. He is the co-founder of the Old Truman Brewery, a 10-acre site in London with over 200 companies, ranging from recording studios to art galleries, entertainment spaces, restaurants, bars, cafes, fashion and retail.

 

Kate Rolfe

Kate Rolfe

Head of Events at the National Gallery

Kate is responsible for venue hire, corporate member events and gallery hosted events. Kate has previously held roles at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, worked on PR campaigns at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and headed up public events at the Natural History Museum.

Kim Streets

Kim Streets

Chief Executive Museums Sheffield

Kim has over 25 years of experience in collections development, exhibitions production, audience engagement, project management and leadership in the museums sector.

She was appointed to the role of CEO of Museums Sheffield in 2012 and is leading the organisation in its mission to create inspiring museum and gallery experiences that promote a sense of place, identity and pride and that bring people together to encounter great art and extraordinary heritage.

Kim is a member of the Sheffield Culture Consortium, the City Growth Board and a founder member of the English Civic Museums Network.

neil mendoza

neil mendoza

Provost Elect, Oriel College, Oxford

Neil is on the board of DCMS. He produced the Mendoza Review of Museums in England for the government in 2017. He has been an entrepreneur most of his career in film, marketing and publishing.

He is Chair of The Landmark Trust, The Illuminated River Foundation, a Commissioner of Historic England and Vice Chair of Soho Theatre.

tatiana getman

tatiana getman

Head of special projects & events, The State Tretyakov gallery, Moscow

Tatiana’s 6 years at Moscow’s ‘foremost depository of fine art’ has seen her launch: a new format of off-line and on-line special projects dedicated to exhibitions; a new event department; a new direction for late events, commercial events and membership events. The projects she has lead on include: the annual music festival Vivarte, Nights in the Museum, theatrical immersion guided tours, choreographic performances for a Kandinsky exhibition and fashion shows with modern russian designers.

The Originator of Lates

The Originator of Lates

Head of Public Engagement at an English Museum

This person led the team that started the first programme of Lates at the V&A in 2001. He or she not only initiated Lates in a museum but is responsible for creating an entirely new method of audience engagement in this country.

We are delighted that the Godmother/father of Lates will be joining us for the first ever conference on Lates but we won’t be revealing their identity until the day!

TIM ROSS

TIM ROSS

Comedian, author and design nerd

Australian comedian, broadcaster, writer, television presenter Tim Ross cut his teeth in radio but now gives free reign to his passion for architecture and design. In 2016 his award winning documentary series Streets of Your Town was the most watched arts programme on Australian TV.

Since 2014 he has performed his live show Man About the House in architecturally significant houses and buildings across Australia including at Sydney Living Museums, the Robin Boyd Foundation in Melbourne and in National Trust Modernist houses. Since 2016 he has performed at the London Festival of Architecture in The BT Tower, 2 Willow Rd, Lawn Road Flats and Trellick Tower.

MARILYN SCOTT

MARILYN SCOTT

Director, The Lightbox, Woking

The award winning Lightbox opened in a new architect designed building in September 2007. Marilyn has managed the project from concept design through to opening and now operates the gallery with an exciting exhibition and events programme. The Lightbox has run a programme of ‘Thursday Lates’ since 2016, reaching a new audience of young professionals in the town, the programme features comedy, films, debates, book circle and a Food Assembly.

Bill Griffiths

Bill Griffiths

Head of Programmes Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Bill is responsible for ensuring the provision of wide ranging, popular and accessible programmes across TWAM including audience development and communications and effective engagement of stakeholders.

 

Bill developed and leads Newcastle Gateshead’s successful Museums at Night programme, The Late Shows. Now in its 12th year, this culture crawl sees up to 80 venues open their doors after hours, attracting up to 40,000 visits!

sam bompas

sam bompas

Experiencer Extraordinaire

Architectural jelly sculptures, anatomical whisky tasting sessions, and turning the Selfridges roof into a crystal island boating lake. These are just a few of the projects to come from the minds of celebrated food experimentalists Bompas & Parr. Co-founder Harry Parr is both charming and charismatic as he tantalises with promises of vast chocolate waterfalls, mountains of jelly and breathable clouds of alcohol that intoxicate through the lungs and eyeballs.

Lucy woodbridge

Lucy woodbridge

Head of Visitor Events, Natural History Museum

Lucy started her career as a public programmer at the Royal Air Force Museum in North London. Grasping opportunities wherever possible, Lucy created a programme that’s core purpose was access to the collection and income generation. She is now responsible for the public events programme at the Natural History Museum and oversees a highly profitable programme of 50+ events per year. Lucy looks to create experiences in public spaces which are relevant, unique and engaging.

CONFERENCE PARTNERS & SPONSORS

Wednesday 17 – Saturday 20 May 2017