Forthcoming Meetings

MAP meetings are free to attend. Please book your place using the links below.

Please note that places are open to anyone registering with an organisational/institutional email address. We have a few places reserved for freelance/self-employed practitioners, please send us an email before you book a place (priority will be given to those who have attended previous meetings).

Suffragists, Suffragettes and Vote 100
Thursday 1st February 2018, 12.30-5pm
LSE Library, WC2A 2HD

Join us for the next MAP meeting taking place at the LSE Library on Thursday 1st February 12.30-5pm. The theme of the meeting is Suffrage/Suffragists/Suffragettes and is the first in a series of meetings commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Representation of the People’s Act.

We will have discussions, presentations, a performance of Deeds Not Words by Time Will Tell Theatre Company, and a creative banner-making workshop.

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Staff Wellbeing
Friday 9th February 2018, 10am – 2pm
Grant Museum of Zoology, WC1E 6DE

Come and explore wellbeing for museum staff with MAP, GEM (Group for Education in Museums) and the National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing (UCL Culture).

As museums face more pressures, we want to start a conversation about staying well at work. Join us to consider the situation for museum staff and find out how to take care of ourselves and our teams.

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Save the date – details to follow
Monday 12th March, 2018, 1-5pm
Hackney Museum


We are currently developing the programme for late 2018-2019 and would welcome your suggestions for future themes, and offers for event venues. If you would like to get involved, please contact us.


Our inaugural MAP meeting took place on Monday 25 September, 2017 at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Over forty participation professionals joined the MAP team to explore the theme of Loneliness.


Registration and Networking
Participants were be invited to write their responses to these two questions:
– What does loneliness mean to you?
– When was the last time you felt lonely?

Ruth Dewa-Ayu, Assistant Programme Manager, Adult Learning (Community), V&A

Poppy Szaybo, Co-Founder, Director MAP and Independent Consultant

Introduction to the Museums and Participation Network
Deanne Naula, Co-Founder, MAP Core Team and Science Museum

Jo-Anne Sunderland-Bowe, MAP Core Team and Heritec

– Sandra Peaty, Head of Education, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
– Dr Dominique Bouchard, Head of Learning, National Army Museum
– Joe Sullivan, Heritage Outreach Officer, RAF Museum

– Jeremy Kimmel, Audience Development Manager, Tunbridge Wells Museum
– Eleanor Lanyon, Youth and Community Engagement Officer, Wellcome Collection

Breakout Sessions: ‘Loneliness Surgery’
Chaired by:
– Sandra Shakespeare, Clore Fellow – Archives Consortium, Community Outreach Officer, The National Archives
– Tamsin Russell, Professional Development Officer at Museums Association
– Jeremy Kimmel, Audience Development Manager, Tunbridge Wells Museum

Reflections, Group Discussion, Feedback
Deanne Naula, Co-Founder, MAP Core Team and Science Museum

Closing Remarks and Next Meetings 2017-2018
Poppy Szaybo, Co-Founder, MAP Director, Independent Consultant