Using the museum artefacts as inspiration contributions to RTD 2017, our main programme for the Rooms of Interest fell under the following themes – Material: Fluidity of Knowledge; Process: Outcomes of the Unintended; Finishing: States of Completion and Meaning: Belonging and Attachment. For more information on each of the themes visit the conference themes page.

The RTD 2017 programme also comprised of a series of plenary sessions and other activities, including opening and closing provocateurs, RTD panels on Design and Museum Practices, a session dedicated to RTD and the UK Research Excellence Framework, as well as RTD workshops and tours of the NMS collections.

An overview of the conference programme can be found below.