Yearly Archives: 2013

Rethinking Museum Display

Conference

Date: 12.–15.12.2013

National Museum Bahrain
Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

Rethinking Museum Display

International Conference celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the National Museum Bahrain.

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The Bahrain National Museum is celebrating its 25th anniversary. It was the first modern museum in the region and is housed in a truly awe-inspiring, landmark building by Danish architects Krohn and Hartvig Rasmussen.

The conference will look into various international and regional projects of museum and gallery redevelopment, which will inform and feed into the necessary redevelopment of the permanent exhibition galleries of the Bahrain National Museum. In particular the specific sessions aim to explore new ways of object display, innovative exhibition design, creative use of space and the use of multimedia and new technology to improve the interpretation of the collection and to enhance visitor engagement and participation.

The current redevelopment of the Bahrain National Museum also needs to be seen in the context of the current radical transformation of the museums and heritage scene in the Gulf with grand-scale museum developments and new heritage sites opening one after the other. They all support the grand vision of the ‘Arab Cities of the Future’, however the impact is yet to be determined.

The conference will gather local, regional and international museum professionals to celebrate this anniversary together and to discuss innovative approaches and best practice in developing and implementing new permanent exhibition displays in the Gulf, and to share creative methods of good exhibition management practice.

Organizers

Bahrain Ministry of Culture

participation is free of charge

Constructing sustainable visions for the future. Museums Management in times of financial crisis.

Conference

Date: 04.–05.10.2013

National Museum of Slovenia
Prešernova 20, 1000, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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A survey in the Netherlands (2011) found out that the annual revenue generated by museums equals the total amount of public funding received. In other words every Euro invested in the museums sector by public funders creates another Euro in income. So why is it so hard to convince public funders that museums are worthwhile to have and invest in?

Museums have changed dramatically over the last 2 decades: not just where their core activities are concerned but also their role in an ever more changing global society. Some museums in Europe haven’t yet embarked on this change process, and as the financial crisis deepens these museums are even more at risk from further cuts in public funding.
This conference will gather museums professionals from all over Europe to explore new business models and innovative approaches to museums funding and share creative methods of good management practice.

Booking & registration under www.nms.si

Attached files

Organizers

KulturAgenda
National Museum of Slovenia
ICOM Slovenija

Conference language: english