Tap into new thinking on exhibition design

Nicola Sullivan, 22.03.2017
Bookings open for MA seminar taking place at the British Museum on 24 April
The Museums Association (MA) is hosting an event that will explore the principles behind effective exhibition design.
The one-day seminar Grand Designs: New Thinking on Exhibition Design, which will take place at London’s British Museum will take place on 24 April, will highlight design ideas that show collections off to their full potential and create spaces where audiences can be inspired, entertained and informed.
Delegates will receive practical advice on: working collaboratively with designers, writing clear design briefs; and developing environmentally friendly exhibitions. There will also be a panel discussion on how to develop good digital content for exhibitions.
Chaired by Ian Brunswick, the programme manager at the Science Gallery Dublin, the event features an international keynote from Tiina Merisalo, the director of Helsinki City Museum in Finland.

There will also be presentations from Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh, the co-curators of You Say You Want a Revolution? At the Victoria & Albert Museum in London; Henry McGhie, the head of collections and curator of zoology at Manchester Museum; and Tim Bryan, the head of collections at the British Motor Museum. 

There will also be a panel discussion on how to develop good digital content for exhibitions.
Rebecca Atkinson, online publications editor at the Museums Association, said: “This event will share new approaches on exhibition design. We have invited speakers from as far afield as Finland to reveal how they are breaking new ground in this area.
“Grand Designs will strike a balance between offering practical advice around collaborating with designers and creative ideas that trigger visitors’ curiosity and aid learning.”
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