Pulling Together: Collections Trust 2017 Conference FAQs

When is the Collections Trust 2017 conference? 

The one-day conference is on Thursday 21 September 2017. There will be a pre-conference meet-up the evening before, Wednesday 20 September.

Where is the conference held?

The conference is at The Hospitium, Museum Gardens, York. The Hospitium is approximately a 7 minute walk from York railway station – you can check the route on Google Maps by clicking this link.

What are the timings for the day?

Registration and refreshments begin at 9:30am.

The conference begins at 10:00am and finishes by 5:00pm.

Where are details of the programme and speakers? 

You can find out about the programme by clicking on this link. The programme will be updated as we confirm speakers and timings for the day.

How do I book my ticket?

Book your ticket here!

Earlybird prices are available for a limited number of tickets.

Can you recommend a hotel in York? 

Yes, we can! We will be staying at The Hampton by Hilton in York.

What can we see whilst in York? 

If you are in York the day before the conference, we have an exclusive opportunity to ‘Meet the curator’ and explore the Viking: Rediscover the Legend exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum, at 3.30pm.

Two of the most significant and internationally recognised collections of Viking Age treasure in Britain have been brought together for the first time in this major new exhibition. Featuring some of the most exciting Anglo-Saxon and Viking discoveries ever made, the exhibition explores how the Vikings transformed life in Britain.

Star objects from the British Museum feature alongside the Yorkshire Museum’s world class collections and are interpreted in new ways to give a fresh perspective on how the Vikings shaped every aspect of life in Britain.

What are you doing the evening before? 

We are having an informal networking dinner at 31 Castlegate Restaurant at 7.30pm.

We would love you to join us and will be in touch to see if you want to reserve a place when we send through your conference ticket. There will be a 3 course set menu costing no more than £20pp (not including drinks or service charge) that we will need to pre-order from.

How do I get to the venue? 

Please see the Google map below. You can click on the map and see how to get from the railway station to the restaurant, recommended hotel and conference venue.