Museums in a Post-Covid world: Malcolm Reading to speak at the 2021 International Museums Construction Congress

Three-day conference to be held in London on 7–9 November 2021

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Malcolm Reading will join a range of speakers as part of the sixth International Museums Construction Congress (IMCC), a global forum for discussions around the construction, renovation and expansion of museums and cultural attractions.

Following highly successful congresses in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Berlin and Budapest, the IMCC has now arrived in London, and will be held over three days on 7-9 November 2021. As well as hearing successful case studies from speakers including museum directors and design professionals, attendees will also be able to experience and tour the Congress’ three incredible locations: the British Library, Victoria & Albert Museum, and Museum of London.

Museum leaders, curators, exhibition directors, project managers and architects are all invited to attend IMCC London, which will spark new ideas and innovation in museum development. The forum will explore the design and delivery of world-class cultural spaces; as well as discuss how museum development can respond to global challenges such as sustainability, accessibility, climate change and social justice.

Particularly crucial will be how the museum industry adapts to a post-Covid future, especially relevant at IMCC London, the first in-person Congress in two years.

Malcolm’s session – Museums and Cultural Institutions look to the Post-Covid Future: how do institutions pinpoint the changes that will best reinforce their welcome and public offer in this new context? – will be held at 15.05 GMT at the Young V&A on 9 November.

Malcolm founded MRC in 1996 after six years as Director of Design and Architecture at the British Council, and has since worked with high-profile museums and cultural organisations across the globe. His varied background includes experience as a trustee for Edinburgh World Heritage and English Heritage, and board member of the UK’s Historic Royal Palaces; he currently sits on the Sovereign Grant Audit and Risk Assurance Committee.

Malcolm will draw on his considerable experience to discuss how museums and other cultural institutions can determine how best to engage with new and returning visitors in the post-Covid world.

Registration for IMCC London is open until 31 October; reserve your space here.