Community agency in the experience economy

SESSION 2: Our communities are our partners
Iain Watson

Director
Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums

Community agency in the experience economy

From recreating a ‘lost’ museum which closed in the 1960s, but survived in local memory; to offering asylum seekers from some of the world’s toughest war zones a first access to creativity. From working with ex-servicemen and women to tell the story of what regiment and military means to families; to creating the ‘hub’ for 3 million planned visitors to the Great Exhibition of the North. Iain Watson will share a vision of MUSEUMS UK as locally co-created, regionally distinctive, nationally relevant and internationally recognised.