The new Battle of Bannockburn Centre.

Discover the latest approaches to design and interpretation

Patrick Steel, 12.05.2014
Cutting edge practitioners to address MA event
Delegates at the Museums Association’s event Show and tell: New approaches to display and interpretation, will hear about the latest approaches from cutting edge practitioners.

Hannah Fox, Silk Mill development manager at Derby Museums, will be talking about working with the community to turn the traditional museum space on its head and expand its potential for learning and engagement.

Tom Ingrey-Counter, interpretation project manager at the National Trust for Scotland, will be revealing the work behind the scenes to create the new Battle of Bannockburn Centre.

And Stephanie Chapman, curator at the Foundling Museum, will be discussing the renovation of its introductory gallery and sharing advice on developing creative and flexible displays on a budget.

Rebecca Atkinson, editor of Museum Practice, said: “The aim of the Show and Tell seminar is to open up discussion about how museums can push boundaries to create stimulating displays that engage visitors intellectually and emotionally.

“Delegates will hear about some exciting new projects that set the agenda for the wider sector, such as the new digital approach at the Battle of Bannockburn Centre and co-production at the Silk Mill in Derby.

“With presentations on creating flexible displays, working with communities and more, the seminar will include practical examples of how museums of all sizes can innovate and take their displays and interpretation to the next level.”

The event will take place at the St Mungo Museum of Religious Art and Life in Glasgow, on Wednesday 11 June 2014.


Show and tell: New approaches to display and interpretation


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14.05.2014, 18:05
This is about design interpretation. However, you are presenting it from just one perspective. Don't you think it would be interesting to have the designers involved these projects speaking too?
Rebecca Atkinson
MA Member
Online Publications Editor, Museums Association
16.05.2014, 11:31
Hi Nick,

Penny Richards, director of Gum Studio and Pringle Richards Sharratt Architects, will be speaking on the day to give a design/architect point of view.