Conference 2018

A True Reflection? Displays, Stories and Exhibitions

Join us for SHCG’s 2018 conference: A True Reflection? Displays, Stories and Exhibitions on Thursday 19th July at Beamish: The Living Museum of the North and Friday 20th July at The Great North Museum: Hancock.

This year’s conference includes interactive workshops, tours and presentations on a wide range of themes including interpretation and community engagement.

Conference is a great opportunity to hear about the experiences and learning from a range of institutions across the country, to take part in valuable knowledge building workshops, and to have the opportunity to network with others in the sector.


You can download the full programme below.

This year the programme includes a visit to Beamish, evening drinks reception and interactive workshops. For those that want to extend their stay we will also be going on a visit to the Great Exhibition of the North on the Saturday morning. 

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Biographies and abstracts

Need more information? Abstracts and speaker biographies for each of the sessions at conference this year can be downloaded below. 

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How to book

Book via Eventbrite

If you need to pay via purchase order and invoice, please complete the booking form below and return to:

You can get a ten per cent discount on the full conference package when you book with our early bird offer.

Early bird discount ends on Friday 25th May at 5pm.

Bookings close on Friday 22 June at 5pm. 

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Free place- All regions

This year SHCG will fund one free place for a first time delegate. Please fill in the form below and return to:

Deadline: Friday 4th May 2018 at 5pm.

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Free place- North East region

This year North East Museum Development will fund one free place at the SHCG Conference for a first time delegate from the North East region. Please complete the form below and email to 

Deadline: Wednesday 13th June 2018 at 5pm. 

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Annual General Meeting

Please be advised that the next Annual General Meeting of the Social History Curators Group will be held at the following place and time: 

Thursday 19 July at 15.50pm at Beamish: The Living Museum of the North

Getting to conference

You can find instructions on how to get to Beamish on their website here and the Great North Museum: Hancock on their website here.

Anyone who is attending on Thursday can catch the coach at approx. 8-8:30am from New Bridge Street Student Accommodation