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Show Time: Designing Great Exhibitions 2024

7 February 2024, 1030-1600 (registration from 0930)
Wellcome Collection, London

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Good exhibition design is an art, and when it is done right it can create powerful experiences, break down barriers and empower audiences. 

This one-day conference examines how museums’ changing understanding of their role in broader society is affecting approaches to exhibition design – from sustainability and decolonisation to co-production and community engagement. 

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

A full programme will be available in due course. The day includes refreshments and a vegetarian/vegan lunch. 

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Event fees

Concessionary Member – £75
Member (Essential, Full, Institutional and Commercial members) – £100
Non-member – £150

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Inclusive event places 

The Benevolent Fund will provide five free places to this event to individual members who face barriers due to ethnicity, disability, socio-economic background, and gender identity or sexual orientation (LGBTQ). 

These free places are part of our wider work towards creating a more inclusive sector. We will also support any accessibility requests such as provision of British Sign Language (BSL), audio description or closed captioning. The deadline to apply for an Inclusive Place is 12 noon on 17 January 2024. 

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Booking for this event will be available in due course.

Competency Framework

How attending this event helps your professional development.

Our competency framework supports your professional development. It clearly shows different areas of competency and 4 levels within those areas, which you should be aiming to achieve throughout your work.

Our events relate to certain areas of the framework, and we recommend you look at the competency area to help you target your learning and create focus in the event. You may find that attending an event helps you attain the competencies for a higher level, which may contribute to your AMA or other professional development.

This event – Designing Great Exhibitions 2024 primarily relates to the Engaging with Audiences and Communities competency area.

Event details

Date 7 February 2024
Time 1030-1600 (registration from 0930)
Location Wellcome Collection
183 Euston Road



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