St Petersburg Biennale of Museum Design2
30/09 – 30/10/2016

September 30 – October 30, 2016
St. Petersburg welcomes the Second Biennale of Museum Design, an international project launched by the city’s Culture Committee and PRO ARTE Foundation in partnership with the State Hermitage Museum.
Museum design includes new architectural solutions for museum space, design for permanent display and temporary exhibitions, new ideas for museum navigation, publications and memorabilia design etc.
Program for the Second Biennale features projects and exhibitions created by Russian and international guest-designers for the St.Petersburg museums. Biennale’s visitors also have a chance to see newly opened museum dislpay in the Hermitage, State Museum of the Political History of Russia, St Petersburg Museum of Bread and in the Peterhof and Oranienbaum museums.
Partners for 2016 Biennale: North-Western Branch of National Centre for Contemporary Arts, and design firms Ralph Appelbaum Associates (USA) and Barnbrook (UK).

Biennale Projects

Russian and international designers have been invited to create projects in the St. Petersburg Museums.

Biennale participants:

New Museum Exhibitions

Peterhof, Oranienbaum, State Museum of the Political History of Russia and St Petersburg Museum of Bread present their new exhibitions within the framework of the 2016 Biennale.

Special program at the State Hermitage Museum

2016 Biennale features the following exhibitions recently unveiled at the State Hermitage Museum:

Biennale’s Educational Program

Biennale’s Educational Program features an extensive series of lectures arranged in collaboration with the Hermitage, as well as master classes for young designers and architects.

Biennale’s Lecture Program links all segments of the project together. Leading international designers and architects conduct lectures for broader audiences at the General Staff Lecture Center. The Program runs on a regular basis – i.e. it is not limited to the Biennale period.

Lectures section offers schedule for the lectures to come; you can view recorded lectures in the Video section.

Master classes on Museum Design as part of the 2016 Biennale Program:
  • Museum and Exhibition Design – master class conducted by Andey Vovk, Director of the Ralph Appelbaum Associates (RAA) office in Moscow
  • Graphic Design for a Museum – master class by Jonathan Barnbrook