From creating context to connecting audiences and objects, exhibition design has a huge job to do.
Originally planned for April 2020, we are delighted to be able to run this event online – the revised programme shares the principles of good exhibition design, explores design as an effective interpretative tool, highlights how exhibition design can create more meaningful visitor experiences, and considers the impact Covid might have on the way we approach exhibition design in the short, medium and long term.
This conference is for anyone involved in creating permanent or temporary displays and exhibitions.
The full programme is available below.
If you previously booked this event for April 2020 and have not already been contacted, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange transferring your ticket.
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Member (Essential, Full, Institutional and Commercial members) – £40
Non-member – £60
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Important booking information
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Welcome from the Chair
What does home mean to you? Designing the Museum of the Home
Sonia Solicari, Director, Museum of the Home, and Adam Zombory-Moldovan, Director, ZMMA, share insights into the design process following its £18.1m redevelopment
Our Planet: using collections to address the climate crisis
How can design help make natural history collections relevant to audiences – especially considering the climate crisis and ecological emergency? Jan Freedman, freelance museum consultant, shares the design approach to the bold new natural history gallery he designed at The Box in Plymouth
Open Wide: a human-centred approach to medical museums
Sue Mackay, Director of Collections & Programme, Thackray Museum, discusses how community curation and a commitment to inclusion helped shape the museum’s redesign
Q&A panel discussion
With Sonia Solicari, Adam Zombory-Moldovan, Sue Mackay and Jan Freedman
Different, together: Welcome to Manchester Jewish Museum
Alexandra Cropper, Curator, Manchester Jewish Museum, welcomes delegates back from lunch with a video tour of the new museum following its £6m redevelopment
Decolonising the museum
Grant MacKenzie, Director (Interim), David Livingstone Birthplace, shares how it has approached recontextualising the story of Livingstone’s journey from Blantyre to Africa
What’s the Worst That Could Happen? Experimentation and Provocation at the National Football Museum
Jon Sutton, Exhibitions Manager, National Football Museum, and Tim Ashmore, Graphics and Interpretation Producer, National Football Museum, share their experimental approach to designing temporary exhibitions
Feeding Black: Community, Power & Place
Aleema Gray, Community History Curator, Museum of London Docklands, discusses how collaborative community collecting helped shape this temporary exhibition exploring the role food plays in Black entrepreneurship and identity in South East London
Q&A panel discussion
With Grant MacKenzie, Jon Sutton, Tim Ashmore and Aleema Gray. Natalie Milor, Curator, David Livingstone Birthplace, also joins the discussion