The Future of Museum and Gallery Design

An international conference exploring creative research and practice in museum making

Dates: 13-15 November 2015

Location: Wang Gungwu Lecture Hall , Graduate House, The University of Hong Kong, The Jockey Club Building, No.3 University Drive, Hong Kong

Are you involved in the practice of designing or redeveloping museums and galleries? Are you undertaking research into an aspect of museum design or visitor experience? Are you interested in learning from and with others involved in museum making internationally?

The Future of Museum and Gallery Design draws together museum professionals, museum, gallery and exhibition designers and museum design researchers from around the world, to explore new approaches to and future developments in design for the cultural sector. Based in Hong Kong, the event will draw together a critical and international mass of expertise from a range of cultural traditions in order to create a dynamic forum for the sharing of ideas and the development of new skills and knowledge. The event will showcase leading-edge approaches to the design of 21st century museums and galleries, provide a platform for new research and thinking on museum design and offer access to a range of training opportunities.

As well as seeking submissions which explore creative approaches to the design of meaningful and engaging visitor experiences, the conference seeks case studies and research which will expose the potential for design processes and design thinking to make a significant contribution to the strategic development of museums and cultural organisations internationally, challenging conventional approaches to museum and gallery making, providing a forum for debate, and seeking to unleash the potential of design and creativity for the cultural sector.

Our call for proposals is open until 15th July 2015 and registration for The Future of Museum and Gallery Design will begin on 1st June 2015.

PLEASE NOTE THAT PROPOSALS CAN BE SUBMITTED IN ENGLISH OR CHINESE. THE SHARING OF IDEAS WILL BE ENABLED DURING THE EVENT BY SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION INTO ENGLISH/CHINESE IN THE MAIN (SPACE 1) SESSIONS. PAPERS AND DISCUSSIONS IN SPACES 2, 3 AND 4 WILL BE IN ENGLISH ONLY.