Barnsley Experience

Seminar to explore innovative approaches to display

Rebecca Atkinson, 03.06.2014
Places still available for one-day seminar
The Museums Association is holding a one-day seminar on the latest approaches to display and interpretation in Glasgow on 11 June.

Delegates at Show and tell: New approaches to display and interpretation will hear about the latest approaches from cutting edge practitioners.

Presentations include practical advice on creating stimulating and engaging displays, working in partnership to co-curate exhibitions and how digital technology can enhance interpretation.

The morning’s speakers will focus on how museums can work with local communities, volunteers and others when developing displays, with case studies from the Silk Mill in Derby, Barnsley Museums and Warrington Museum.

In the afternoon, Tom Ingrey-Counter, interpretation project manager at the National Trust for Scotland, will discuss how technology has been used at the recently opened Battle of Bannockburn Centre, and Stephanie Chapman, curator at the Foundling Museum, will share advice on developing creative and flexible displays on a budget.

Penny Richards, director of GuM Studio and Pringle Richards Sharratt Architects, will also be sharing the design philosophy behind the reinterpretation of the award-winning William Morris Gallery in London – and discuss how museums can push the boundaries of design and interpretation.

Aileen Strachan, research manager of learning and audiences at Glasgow Life, is chairing the day and will also lead an interactive discussion about participatory approaches to developing exhibitions.

Places are still available for the seminar, which takes place at St Mungo Museum of Religious Art and Life in Glasgow. Discounts are available for Museums Association members and members of the Association for Heritage Interpretation.

Click here to download the timetable and to book