Museum Design 2015 Conference: Transformative Design, International Perspectives

Thursday 9th July, Museum of London

Join hundreds of museum colleagues at Museum Design 2015 to share the latest ideas and developments in the creation of new museums, large-scale transformations of existing museums and the development of major exhibitions and gallery spaces. Explore how innovation in all aspects of exhibition design is currently reimagining museums, creating transformative and engaging new interpretive environments.

Cara McCarty is Director of Curatorial at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York. Cara served as a member of the task force for the museum’s recent transformation and was involved in all decisions related to the new space, from the overall master plan to the display cases. Previously Cara was at Saint Louis Art Museum where she served on the oversight committee for the museum’s 2013 expansion, designed by David Chipperfield. Prior to her tenure in St. Louis, Cara worked in the department of architecture and design at The Museum of Modern Art. Cara studied at Stanford University and was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design

Silvia Filippini-Fantoni joins Museum Design 2015 speaker line-up. Silvia is the Director of Interpretation, Media and Evaluation at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Before joining the IMA three years ago, Silvia worked as a project manager for various museums, including the Louvre, the Centre Pompidou, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tate Modern, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the British Museum. Whilst embarking on her professional career, Silvia has also continued her academic studies gaining a PhD at the Sorbonne, where she now also teaches.

Adeline Rispal is Principal of Paris-based Studio Adeline Rispal. Recent projects include MuCEM: Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée, Marseille. Adeline specialises in designing complex cultural heritage projects. She works internationally and leads multi-disciplinary teams of cultural and heritage experts.

Bill Haley is Design Director at Haley Sharpe Design. As one of the founding partners of the global design firm, Bill has over 30 years experience of leadership in museum design. Projects include Stonehenge Visitor Centre; Smithsonian Institution National Postal Museum; Hong Kong Maritime Museum; and Museum of Liverpool.

Jason Holley is Director of Universal Design Studio, a multi-disciplinary team of architects and product designers. Recently he led the design of a major new permanent gallery at the Science Museum charting the history of modern communications.

Gabi Code is an Associate and Project Architect at Wilkinson Eyre Architects. Gabi recently worked on the two year redevelopment of the Wellcome Collection which now allows it to accommodate visitor numbers five-times higher than anticipated when it opened.

Jo Pike is Director of OPERA Amsterdam in The Netherlands. Projects include the National Museum of Korea, the Ceramics Galleries at the V&A, and Museum Rotterdam. Previously Jo was Director of Visitor Services at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. 


Information Age, Science Museum - Universal Design Studio. Image credit: Leon Chew

The conference brings together leading designers and practitioners from the US and Europe to explore the ongoing evolution of museum design. Discover ground-breaking ideas about participatory design, the use of leading-edge digital technology, and pioneering new thinking for innovative interpretation and storytelling. 

Hosted by event partner the Museum of London on 9 July, this international event presents a valuable opportunity for professional inquiry and development with a packed schedule of progressive sessions from leading practitioners in the museum design community.

With limited tickets now available our special 2-4-1 ticket offer closes soon. Reserve your ticket now and bring a colleague free. Simply book 1 ticket online and email with details of your free second delegate. Discounts are available for multiple tickets purchased at the same time. Conference tickets are non-refundable but delegate places may be transferred between colleagues at the same organisation. 

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Museum of the History of Polish Jews - Event Communications / Nizio Design International

With fresh insights you can take directly back to your team, the event will add tremendous value to your current work - and more importantly is an active investment in your future projects. The conference will explore innovative design solutions for a wide-range of collections and sites, including social history, natural history, science and technology; art museums and historic sites.

Just some of the outstanding projects to be featured at the conference include the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw; MuCEM: Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée, Marseille; Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument and State Park, Maryland, US; The Great Gallery, Wallace Collection, London; Hampton Court; Titanic Belfast; P!T, The Netherlands; 'Victoria Revealed’, Kensington Palace; the new Information Age Gallery at the Science Museum, and the redevelopment of the Wellcome Collection.


MuCEM: Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée, Marseille - Studio Adeline Rispal, Paris. Image credit: Luc Boegly

Artex.jpgA world-leading international exhibition construction firm based in Vienna, ARTEX develops high-quality display cases and complete museum furnishings that meet all aesthetic, safety and conservation standards. They guarantee optimal protection and the perfect presentation of each work of art. Cooperating with experts, architects, designers, and artists, they customize display cases and museum furnishings to your individual vision and needs. Their professional team also takes care of the installation and de-installation of the display cases and takes on all maintenance tasks. ARTEX is always up-to-date with the latest technical innovations. In cooperation with the Vienna University of Technology their graduates regularly examine current technical demands in the areas of display case microclimate or new materials, guaranteeing that their products are always state-of-the-art. 

2-Bruynzeel.jpgBruynzeel is Europe’s leading manufacturer of specialist storage systems. Its museum service includes the design and installation of bespoke mobile storage, space-saving double decker systems, picture racking for fine art and print storage, textile roll storage, archive drawers for special collections, and display cabinets for galleries and open stores. Working closely with architects, contractors and space management consultants, Bruynzeel creates storage solutions tailored to the needs of individual clients. Bruynzeel Storage Systems Ltd is a Crown Commercial Service supplier in the UK. Select client list: British Museum; Bowes Museum; Central Saint Martins; Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum; Guernsey Museum; Glasgow Museums Resource Centre; McLean Museum and Art Gallery; Museum aan de Stroom, Antwerp; Naturalis, Leiden; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; The Black Watch Museum


• International speaker line-up and delegate mix 
• Innovative approach to professional inquiry 
• Packed schedule with powerful and progressive sessions
• First-rate conference facilities - in a museum
• Low delegate rate includes all sessions, refreshments, lunch and wifi
• Opportunity to make valuable new connections
• Pre-conference drinks and after party

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Volcanoes and Earthquakes at the Natural History Museum, Designmap. Image credit: Jim Stephenson

With our special 2-4-1 ticket registration you can reserve your ticket today and bring a colleague for free. Simply book 1 ticket online and email with details of your free second delegate.

Discounts are available for multiple tickets purchased at the same time. Conference tickets are non-refundable but delegate places may be transferred between colleagues at the same organisation. 

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