Accessibility statement

Emotion in the Museum | 13-14 March, 2020

Event Postponed

For reasons connected with the continuing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and following the recent withdrawal of a significant number of speakers for this and other reasons, the organisers have reluctantly decided to postpone the Emotion in the Museum conference, which was due to take place in York on 13th & 14th March 2020. We are sorry for the difficulties that this will cause for delegates. As organisers of the event, we remain committed to the conference and will make every effort to hold this at a future date


Additional information


There are many hotels and B&Bs in York, catering for a range of budgets. We would recommend using the VisitYork website to explore your options. Our campus is a short bus ride or approximately a 30-45 minute walk from the city centre (please see 'getting here,' below).

A limited number of rooms for self-funded students, and unwaged or low-income academic and museum workers are available on campus at Franklin House for £34.10 per person, per night. This rate includes breakfast. If you feel that you may be eligible for one of these rooms, please fill in and submit the following Google Form to apply. Priority will be given to those who apply early and have the greatest need. Please contact with any questions.  

Getting here

The University of York is easy to reach. We have good rail links and easy access to major road networks. Please see the maps and directions page for information on travelling to the University. 

The conference will be held at the Humanities Research Centre, Berrick Saul Building, University of York.
An interactive campus map is available.

Accessibility information

The venue is fully wheelchair accessible and disabled toilets are available on the ground and first floors.
A hearing loop is available.
A designated quiet space is available for delegates who require it.
Please contact with any queries about access requirements.

Inclusion statement

The event organisers acknowledge that the conference themes touch upon subjects that are sensitive and may present difficulties for some delegates. Correspondingly, we recognise that certain social structures serve to disadvantage individuals and groups, including (but not limited to), minority ethnic people, women, those who are LGBT+, people with disabilities (including ‘hidden’ disabilities), and those who face socio-economic difficulties. For people in marginalised groups, psychological safety and physical safety can be closely related and not easy to separate. 

We will take various steps to create an environment in which all delegates feel safe, welcome, and able to participate fully in all events and activities. These measures include:

  • Correspondence with speakers and workshops around planning for sessions which engage with issues that may be particularly triggering
  • A safe space run by Museum Detox, the BAME network for UK heritage professionals (Saturday 14th)
  • A Code of Conduct to be outlined in the conference introduction and published in delegate packs
  • Clear signposting to appropriate forms of support
  • A bursary fund to support applications for financial assistance
  • A quiet space available for those delegates who may need this
  • Response and intervention planning in the event that harmful and/or discriminatory behaviours are witnessed or reported