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Exhibition Planning: Creating content & Project Start Up, The River & Rowing Museum, Henley-on-Thames
Tuesday 19th March 2019
Time: 10am - 4pm
This will be an introductory look at the practical considerations when planning an individual exhibition &/or long term programming. The session will include real project case studies from museums & gallery projects, and hope to cover the follow questions:
1. Where do Exhibition Topics Come From? - How do museums & galleries generate ideas and direction for content? Who are the drivers for this new work and how do colleagues work together in the start-up phase? What are the methods for research, planning schedules & thinking about evaluation from the beginning?
2. Why are we doing this and who is it for? – How do museums & galleries look beyond the initial inspiration and ensure that they are creating a compelling visitor experience, and considering multiple engagement techniques for creating content.
3. In or Out? – How do museums and galleries think about longer term exhibition planning and strategies? How do they decide what is generated in house and what comes from external sources, and what are the pro’s and con’s to both?
Attendee Learning Level: This training has been devised as beginner-intermediate level. Museums will be interested to work towards quality benchmarks. It has been designed for; small-medium sized museum staff/volunteers with little exhibition design support within their own museum, but with medium level experience of creating exhibition work; newer staff who have not yet undertaken new exhibition spaces or longer standing staff who may not have invested in major changes to galleries for some time; those in job roles which have the responsibility as part of their job role, and who want to hear about other case studies; new starters who have an interest in developing this area as CPD.