danube university – “exhibit design & management”

Danube University – “Exhibit Design & Management” program

“Exhibit Design & Management” (Certified Program) . International Program in English – Start April 16, 2011

The modularized, low-residency certified program “Exhibition Design and Management” focuses on the conception and management of exhibitions with a special eye on experiential worlds and immersive exhibition strategies, and imparts the fundamental competencies of contemporary exhibition practice.

In English
After being offered 4 successful years in German, the program will now step into the European scene and be offered for the first time in English.

Experts
With a faculty of international experts: Prof. Herbert LACHMAYER (Staging Knowledge; U.- Arts & Design, Linz), Gerfried STOCKER (director; Ars Electronica), Frank den OUDSTEN (designer, teacher, writer, performer), Lutz ENGELKE (founder; Triad- Berlin), Martin FRITZ (curator, consultant, writer), Dr. Harald GRÜNDL (founder; EOOS – Vienna), Pat MUNRO (exhibition evaluator), Dr. Dieter BOGNER (museum planner), Prof. Jorge WAGENSBERG (scientific director; Fundacio ‘la Caixa’, Barcelona), Becky GILBERT (board member; European Fundraising Association), Dieter RONTE (art museum director; Hannover, Bonn, Krems), Audrey O’CONNELL (Natural History Museum; London),  and others. Case-studies and best-practice examples from today and tomorrow will be shown for their far-reaching insights into the contemporary varieties of exhibiting.

Program
The certified program is a part of the post-graduate masters program at the Department for Image Science, under the direction of the American exhibition developer Wendy Jo Coones, M.Ed., who has been a part of the realization of 60 international exhibitions. Based on the needs and schedules of the students, the credits earned in Exhibition Design and Management can be combined with other programs to upgrade to an academic expert or masters degree.

Modules
Module 1: From Theory to Practice: competent planning and organization of exhibitions
16. – 24. April 2011
Module 2: From the Practice to Preparation: professional realization of exhibitions 05.11.2011 – 17.11.2011

Content of teaching
In our modern knowledge society, exhibitions are more than just presentations of artifacts; they enable experiences to take place in special staged spaces with a variety of purposes. Exhibitions inform, entertain and animate. Whether for a museum, theme park, science center, exhibit hall, or experiential world – a harmonious visitor experience can only be accomplished through sensible implementation of design and organizational knowledge.

Facts
The program addresses anyone who needs current skills and competencies for handling the realization of exhibition projects. For example: Staff in museums, collections and similar institutions, promoters and curators of science or art/culture, staff in tourist, fair or theme park establishments.

More information on the program and application www.donau-uni.ac.at/exhibit

Danube University Krems
Located in the UNESCO world heritage Wachau, 70km from Vienna, is the only public university in Europe specializing in advanced continuing education by offering low-residency degree programs for working professionals and lifelong learners. Our students & faculty members come from across Europe and beyond. Without interrupting their career, students have the opportunity to learn through direct experience, social learning in small groups and contacts with institutions and specialists.
The Center in Monastery Goettweig, where most Exhibition Design and Management courses take place, is housed in a 14th century building, remodeled to fit the needs of modern research in singular surroundings.

Scholarship
The Department for Image Science and the Museum Association Austria are pleased to announce in their long-standing cooperative effort, a half-tuition scholarship for the Certified Program course in Exhibition Design and Management, starting in April 2011!

Application documents (digital):
*Letter of Motivation
*Application form
*Copies/scans of certificates
*Copy/scan of passport

Application Deadline: March 13th, 2011

Contact
Andrea Haberson
Department for Image Science
Danube University Krems
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Str. 30, A-3500 Krems
Tel: +43(0)2732 893-2569
andrea.haberson@donau-uni.ac.at
www.donau-uni.ac.at/dis

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