Eighth International Conference on the Inclusive Museum 2015

British Council in association with ICOM and National Council of Science Museums are delighted to present Charles Landry and Emily Pringle from the UK as speakers at the Eight International Conference on the Inclusive Museum 2015. 

About the delegates

Charles Landry

Charles Landry is an international authority on the use of imagination and creativity in urban change. He invented the concept of the Creative City in the late 1980’s. This became a global movement and changed the way cities thought about their capabilities and resources. He helps cities identify and make the most of their potential by triggering their inventiveness and thinking. His aim is to help cities become more resilient, self-sustaining and to punch above their weight. Acting as a critical friend he works closely with decision makers and local leaders in the short and longer term. He stimulates, facilitates and inspires so cities can transform for the better. He helps find apt and original solutions to seemingly intractable dilemmas, such as marrying innovation and tradition, balancing wealth creation and social cohesiveness, or local distinctiveness and a global orientation. His overall aim is to help cities get onto the global radar screen. He facilitates complex urban change and visioning processes and undertakes tailored research often creating his own projects. These include the ‘creative city index’ in collaboration with Bilbao, the concept of ‘civic urbanity’ and the ‘creative bureaucracy’ jointly with the South Australian government. ‘The Creative City Index’, developed with Jonathan Hyams, is a strategic tool that measures, evaluates and assesses the innovative eco-system of a city and its capacity to adapt to radical global shifts and adjustments.

Emily Pringle

Emily Pringle is trained as a painter and worked for many years as an artist, educator, consultant and researcher in a range of museums and cultural settings in the UK and internationally.  She has a particular interest in the role of the artist in education contexts and in developing creative and sustainable research and evaluation models. Her publications include 'What's with the Artist? Researching Practice with Visual Arts Practitioners' in Researching Creative Learning Methods and Issues (2011) and 'The Gallery as a site for Creative Learning' in The Routledge International Handbook of Creative Learning (2011).  She is currently Head of Learning Practice and Research at Tate Gallery, London where she is responsible for strategic programme development and overseeing research and evaluation.

About the conference


Each year, the International Conference on the Inclusive Museum draws a diverse group of participants from all over the world. The program development team draws on this diversity to craft a rich and distinctive conference experience, including plenary speakers, paper presentations, workshops sessions, exhibits, and social events. The inaugural conference was held at the National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden, the Netherlands in 2008. The second conference was hosted by the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia in 2009; the third at Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul, Turkey in 2010; the fourth at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2011; the fifth at the University of the West Indies, Barbados, in 2012; the sixth at the National Art Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, in 2013; the seventh at The Autry National Center in Los Angeles, California, USA in 2014; and the eighth will be held at The National Science Museum, New Delhi, India in 2015.