Success in the Sticks

Celebrating Excellence in Remote and Rural Museums

Tuesday 5th June 2018 | 9.30 am – 4.30 pm
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle

Museums in rural areas are among some of the finest in the country. They house internationally significant collections, artworks and artefacts and provide vital access to cultural treasures and memory stores to our visitors and local communities.

Museums in rural areas of the UK achieve so much because they are resourceful and imaginative. The 2018 Cumbria Museum Consortium Conference, with funding from the John Ellerman Foundation, will celebrate this outstanding work while sharing success stories and learning.

Through keynote speakers, plenaries and breakout sessions, we’ll explore some of the unique challenges museums in rural areas face and highlight how collaboration with others, including some of our city-based partners, can benefit us all.

We will showcase the work of the Cumbria Museum Consortium and how their successful partnership has benefited their audiences, local communities and other Cumbrian museums, through the John Ellerman Foundation funded Curatorial Excellence Project.

Speakers include:

  • Kate Bellamy, Director of Museums, Arts Council England
  • Emma Chaplin, Director, Association of Independent Museums
  • Jeff Cowton, The Wordsworth Trust & CMC
  • Andrew Lovett, Black Country Living Museum
  • Maria Bojanowska, The British Museum
  • Emmie Kell, Cornwall Museums Partnership
  • Jane Mann, Baliffgate Museum
  • Dr Sharon Webb, Kilmartin Museum
  • Jonathan Nash, Lion Salt Works
  • Timandra Nichols, Arts & Heritage
  • Phil Korbel, Carbon Literacy Project
  • Margot Walker, The Audience Agency

Working with:

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To book your free place please email Paula Scott at
(There are just 100 places available so don’t delay!)

  • Tullie House
  • Lakeland Arts
  • Wordsworth Trust


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