ORGANIZING TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS FROM YOUR COLLECTION AND PROMOTING THEM AROUND THE WORLD – A LEADERSHIP IN HERITAGE MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP ORGANIZED BY THE HERITAGE MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM
2016- BENAKI MUSEUM – 1 KOUMPARI STREET, next one: ATHENS 2017
This three day workshop will look at how temporary exhibitions can enhance and promote the mission of a museum, create new audiences, and generate revenue for an institution.
Starting with a look at building institutional strategy for exhibition making and partnership building, delegates will explore the process behind making temporary exhibitions for display at home and internationally. This will include identifying exhibition objectives, shaping the narrative and content to create a compelling visitor experience as well as the practicalities of actually delivering a project in another country.
The workshop will encourage a discursive approach whilst also offering the opportunity for hands on engagement with the collections of our host, the Benaki museum in Athens. Participants are welcome to bring their own projects and ideas to the workshops.
This workshop, as part of the Heritage Management Organization ‘Leadership in Heritage Management’ series and in partnership with the Victoria and Albert Museum seeks to promote best practice in museum management. The series aims to train current and future leaders in heritage management internationally.
• 7-9 November workshop
• 10-13 November project work
• 15 November short tutorials on projects
We thank the Benaki Museum for their hospitality
Applications should include a 2 page CV, and a project description (what you are doing currently) in no more than 300 words. In another 100 words you need to explain how this project is going to benefit. It will be determined from your application whether you can be awarded a scholarship.
At the end of the workshop, delegates should
• Be able to articulate an understanding of how travelling temporary exhibitions can make use of collections to generate resource and increase the profile of the institution locally and internationally.
• Demonstrate how they might shape the content, narrative and display of an exhibition both to reflect the identity of the institution and to appeal to multiple audiences whilst working with the resources available.
• Identify potential partners for delivering temporary exhibitions locally and on tour internationally.
On ‘creating narratives’ :
• Tufte, E. 1977, Visual Explanations, Graphics Press
• Rose, F. 2011, The Art of Immersion, New York NY: W. W. Norton and Company Inc.
• McLuhan, M. 1964 ‘The Medium is the Message’ in Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man
• Rosie Wanek is a Senior Exhibitions Manager at the V&A where she supports Curators and exhibition teams to make the best of their ideas and resources to create engaging and exciting exhibitions for a wide range of audiences. With an academic background in literature and visual culture she is driven by an interest in the stories and media that connect and inspire people. Rosie has extensive experience of touring exhibitions internationally, particularly to challenging environments and venues with limited infrastructure. In recent years she has worked with teams across Europe and the US and in China, India, Syria, Qatar and Russia to deliver world class exhibitions of diverse scale and content.
About The Heritage Management Organization www.inherity.org
The Heritage Management Organization, based in Greece, is an international organization for the promotion of best practice in heritage management through education and research.
About the V&A
The Victoria and Albert Museum was founded in 1852 to support and encourage excellence in art and design and has one of the largest collections of decorative arts. It is a Non-Departmental Public Body of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, meaning it receives some but not all of its funding in the form of Grant in Aid from the Government. The V&A is host to a large and diverse Collection spanning painting, sculpture, architecture, decorative arts, fashion and design. These are the basis for its many public engagement activities which include temporary and touring exhibitions and displays and a broad programme of events and educational work. The V&A has one of the oldest and most successful programmes of temporary and touring exhibitions in the world which support the institution’s international reputation.