Exhibitionists: Designing Great Exhibitions
26 April 2018
V&A Sackler Centre, London


1000 – 1045 Registration and coffee
1045 – 1055 Welcome from the chair
Nathaniel Hepburn, Director and Chief Executive, Charleston Trust
1055 – 1115 Keynote
Sam Bompas, Co-Founder, Bompas & Parr

1115 – 1125 Q&A with Sam Bompas   
1125 – 1205 Permanent design
Adam Zombory-Moldovan, Director, ZMMA Architects, and Joanna Norman, Lead Curator for the Scottish Design Galleries at V&A Museum of Design Dundee, share the design approach behind the new museum, due to open in September 2018

1205 – 1220 Q&A with Adam Zombory-Moldovan, Director and Joanna Norman

1220 – 1300 Bolton’s Egypt: Using design to explore Bolton’s connections with Egypt
Samantha Elliott, Crescent and Collections Manager, Bolton Museum, and Nichola Ward, Head of Creative at Leach Studio, share the unique design approach to Bolton Museum’s new Egyptology galleries

1300 – 1310 Q&A with Samantha Elliott and Nichola Ward

1310 – 1410 Lunch

1410 – 1430 Keynote
Marina Willer, Partner, Pentagram

1430 – 1440 Q&A with Marina Willer

1440 – 1500 Embedding disability equality at the heart of exhibition design
Zoe Partington, Creative Consultant and Project Lead for the National Disability Arts Collection and Archive, discusses how a more inclusive approach to design can help museums remove access barriers
1500 – 1510 Q&A with Zoe Partington

1510 – 1530 Participatory design (with a digital twist)
Elise Naish, Head of Heritage and Collections, Luton Culture, shares insights on integrating digital in a historic house and the results of co-produced curating from the recent redevelopment at Wardown House Museum and Gallery

1530 – 1540 Q&A with Elise Naish

1540 – 1620 Pushing boundaries: Opera: Passion, Power and Politics at the V&A
Kate Bailey, Senior Curator and Producer, V&A, explores the role of the concept and brief processes and discusses the museum’s theatrical approach to exhibition making, and Asha McLoughlin, Interpretation Editor, V&A, looks at the delivery of the exhibition narrative through the graphic design

1620 – 1630 Q&A with Kate Bailey and Asha McLoughlin