Gordon Ryan will be talking about what it means to “integrate technology” into a museum, about Expology design studio work over the past 18 years – and what they have learned about the development of exhibitions and the use of “appropriate” technology.
Donna De Salvo will be talking about of the Whitney Museum of American Art new building designed by Renzo Piano and new exhibition planning and curatorial strategy which both affirm Whitney’s role as the leading museum of modern and contemporary art of the United States.
Lone Wiggers will be talking about extension, redevelopment, redesign and restructure of museums by C.F. Møller architectural firm, including the Sammy Ofer Wing of the National Maritime Museum in London, Darwin Centre – extension of the Natural History Museum in London, four projects of extension of the Fisheries and Maritime Museum in Esbjerg, master plan for restoration and revitalization of the KUNSTEN (former Museum of Modern Art) in Aalberg and others.
Lana Hum and Erik Patton will be discussing the exhibition planning and design process at Museum of Modern Art in New York, focusing on more MoMA programming, including case studies related to Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor, Picasso Sculpture, Bruce Conner: IT`S ALL TRUE, and other contemporary installations.
On both the national and international level, Prof. Uwe R. Brückner is highly esteemed as an opinion leader in the area of museum planning and exhibition design. He is regarded as an expert on the development of narrative spatial concepts. On the basis of his philosophy of design encapsulated in the phrase “form follows content”, he has created more than 100 exhibition sets and experiential environments for museums and corporate brands. His creative aspiration is to use stories and content to form spatial works of art (Gesamtkunstwerke) that get right to the heart of the content and are able to address visitors emotionally and intellectually through all of their senses.
Most animals tend to molt. Zoological Museum of Moscow State University has also experienced kind of a molting process – a process of “external rebranding”, change of image and decorations, not affecting the structure of the main exhibition. It has become a serious challenge for the museum and required reconsidering of the most basic principles of the museum being – its goals, objectives, and mission. In the end it was a real introspection. At the lecture Mikhail Kalyakin, director of the Zoological Museum, will share his experience of “museum molting”.
Dmitry Selivohin is an architect and a founder of the «Narodniy Arkhitektor» bureau in Moscow. There are many realized projects in the field of museum design in the bureau`s portfolio. To mention just a few – the rebranding of the Schusev State Museum of Architecture and the Museum of the Contemporary History of Russia, the development of the navigation system for the Darwin Museum, the development of virtual museums for the World Ocean Museum and the Museum of the Contemporary History of Russia.
Andrey Vovk is an architect and Director of the Ralph Appelbaum Associates’ (RAA) office in Moscow. He first joined to serve as Manager and Project Architect for the Jewish Museum and Tolerance enter in Moscow, which opened in 2012. His next assignment was Project Director of the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center and Museum in Ekaterinburg, Russia which became the Russian Federation’s first Presidential Center and most interactive museum. It was opened in November 2015.