Grand Designs: New Thinking on Exhibition Design

Museums Association

Organiser:Museums Association
Venue:British Museum
Great Russell Street
Event cost:£55-£195

MP seminar that will explore the principles of good exhibition design

Good design can make or break an exhibition. At its heart, successful exhibition design is about showing collections off to their full potential and creating spaces where people can be inspired, entertained and informed. 

This one-day MP seminar will explore the principles of good exhibition design and present new and emerging thinking on how exhibition design can impact the visitor experience.

Delegates will receive practical advice on:

•    working collaboratively with designers
•    writing clear briefs
•    developing environmentally sustainable exhibitions

There will also be a panel discussion on how to develop good digital content for exhibitions, and a wide range of presentations sharing learnings from recent museum redevelopments and successful temporary exhibitions – including the V&A in London, Manchester Museum and Helsinki City Museum in Finland.

This conference is for anyone involved in creating permanent or temporary displays and exhibitions.

Registration will start at 0945 and the event will finish at 1700.


Ian Brunswick, programme manager, Science Gallery Dublin

Confirmed speakers:

Tiina Merisalo, museum director, Helsinki City Museum
Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh, co-curators, You Say You Want a Revolution?, V&A
Henry McGhie, head of collections and curator of zoology, Manchester Museum
Pippa Nissen, director, Nissen Richards Studio
Nadine Loach, chair, Sustainable Exhibitions Network
Tim Bryan, head of collections, and Stephen Laing, curator, British Motor Museum
Peter Higgins, creative director, Land Design Studio, and visiting professor Central St Martins
Stephen Greenberg, founding director, Metaphor
Alec Ward, museum development officer, digital and communications, Museum of London
Phillip Tefft, director, Ralph Appelbaum Associates

Additional speakers and a full timetable will be available in due course

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Contact:Lorraine O'Leary
Museums Association

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