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Cardiff 2014 Early-Bird Ends Thursday

July 29, 2014



LONDON, July 29 -- The Museums Association issued the following news release:

The early-bird booking deadline for the Museums Association's (MA) Annual Conference and Exhibition 2014 (http://www.museumsassociation.org/conference) in Cardiff ends this Thursday 31 July.

Both MA members and non-members will find significant savings on the price of the delegate place in the early-bird period.

There are also a number of discounted and free places (http://www.museumsassociation.org/news/25062014-financial-help-conference-2014) available to members of the Federation of Museums & Art Galleries in Wales, the South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries, and museum professionals in the north west.

The Midlands Federation of Museums and Art Galleries is offering a bursary to help museum professionals attend Cardiff 2014, and the Welsh federation is offering grants (http://www.museumsassociation.org/news/25062014-financial-help-conference-2014) to its members to cover travel, attendance, and accommodation.

Highlights of the conference include keynote speeches (http://www.museumsassociation.org/news/14052014-keynote-speakers-announced-cardiff-2014) by Antonio Vieira, founder and director of Museu da Mare, an innovative community museum in one of the largest favelas in Rio de Janeiro, actor Mat Fraser, and MA president David Anderson; networking events including evening drinks, networking dinners, and a tweet up; and training on the latest practice across the sector.

The theme for this year's conference is Museums Change Lives (http://www.museumsassociation.org/museums-change-lives), with sessions including a talk on how international museums are changing lives, and a workshop on how best to support social change in an era of budget cuts.

Book your place now (http://www.museumsassociation.org/bookings/conference-2014) to be at the centre of the museum sector - we look forward to seeing you there!

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