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How to Create Museum Exhibitions That Deliver — 2023, date tbc

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New exhibitions and galleries play a central role in connecting museums with their audiences. Creating them offers a major opportunity to share your collections and ideas, to build your profile and to demonstrate your relevance. But these projects also take precious time, money and resource. It has never been more critical that we create exhibitions that deliver: connecting audiences with our collections and our institutional ambitions.

In this study day, led by experienced exhibition-maker Emily Scott-Dearing, you will reflect on the purpose of your exhibitions and learn tools and techniques for crystallising what your exhibition is saying and making every object and asset count. The workshop will include inspiring case studies and practical insights learned from delivering exhibitions and galleries in a range of settings and scales.

Creating Exhibitions That Deliver
Study Day, date to be confirmed

Workshop leader: Workshop leader Dr Emily Scott-Dearing is a museum and public engagement consultant with 20 years experience in interpretive planning and exhibition delivery. Her current and recent work includes exhibitions with Wellcome Collection, Natural History Museum, and Bletchley Park. During 16 years at the Science Museum in London, Emily led multi-disciplinary teams to deliver an array of permanent galleries, temporary exhibitions, events programmes, festivals and digital content. Here she gained formative experience of curating historic collections, contemporary collecting, participatory practice and creating experiences with high levels of digital and hands-on interactivity. She was Lead Curator for the Museum’s transformative Medicine Galleries project, providing strategic direction and content leadership for this suite of five new permanent galleries. As Head of Exhibitions & Programmes she launched the Museum’s return to major ticketed exhibitions with the acclaimed Collider and then Cosmonauts and established the Museum’s Touring Exhibitions unit. Prior to her work in the cultural sector Emily was a biomedical research scientist. She holds a degree in biology from University College London and gained her PhD from the University of Cambridge.

Study Day Format: Working in small groups with a welcoming and informal atmosphere, study day participants will benefit from expert guidance and support coupled with hands-on, practical sessions.

Tickets: Click ‘Select options’ below to reserve tickets. Book with colleagues for multiple delegate discounts — tickets available on a sliding scale from £137 per person. Book your ticket online below or email if you prefer to be invoiced.

Tickets are non-refundable but may be swapped between colleagues at the same organisation and between different study days (if places are available). If the workshop is postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions your ticket remains valid for the rescheduled date.

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