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15 May 2017

Post-Graduate Exhibition Development – Call for Applications, Deadline Sept 4, 2017

Ars Electronica - Deep Space

Exhibition Development, CP (Start Nov 4)
Danube University Krems, Department for Image Science


Exhibition Development, CP (2 semesters) Start: Nov 4, 2017 (low residency, parallel to employment, international faculty, in the UNESCO World Cultural Landscape Wachau in Austria)

Mag. Stefanie Bierbaumer

Danube University Krems
Dr. Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30
3500 Krems

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This modularized and low-residency certified program taught in English at the Department for Image Science enables students to profit from the knowledge and experiences of outstanding experts in the field of scientific and cultural exhibition-making and design. Participants will be presented with creative and organizational skills like exhibition development, scenography and project management as well as with know-how about the financing, visitor orientation and multimedia-based techniques of presentation. The different characteristics of special, permanent and traveling exhibitions are taught, supported by many case studies. Best-practice-examples of leading experts in exhibition design and management give thorough insights into contemporary trends and introduce students to new working fields with a special focus on immersive exhibit architecture and experiential worlds.

International experts like Prof. Jorge WAGENSBERG (scientific director; Fundacio 'la Caixa' & Hermitage Barcelona), Frank den OUDSTEN (designer, teacher, writer, performer), Pat MUNRO (exhibition evaluator), Christiane PAUL (curator; Whitney Museum of Art), Stefan IGLHAUT + Gesa von GROTE (exhibition designers & museum planners), Brigitte FELDERER (freelance author and exhibition developer) Dr. Dieter BOGNER (museum planner), Christopher LINDINGER (Director of Research & Innovation; Ars Electronica), Becky GILBERT (board member; European Fundraising Association), Enrique GUITART (freelance curator and exhibit developer) and others are brought together through this singular program – a network that combines historic vision with the latest knowledge about current developments and trends on a high level. The Certified Program covers competencies for the professional assessment of chances and risks in contemporary exhibition planning and shows how to apply these skills in concrete projects. By developing and completing a concrete project, participants get the opportunity to try out their own ideas in exhibition work. This way they are able to apply newly learned aspects of project management and their gained knowledge on the creative and theoretical components of exhibition making. There is plenty of opportunity for discussing exhibition issues with experts and for the individual specialization of knowledge. At the end of the course, participants will be better equipped to undertake the project organization of designing and managing exhibitions and experiential worlds.

As part of the post-graduate masters program at the Department for Image Science, credits earned in Exhibition Development (30 ECTS) can be combined with other programs like MediaArtHistories, Photography, Image & Science, or Digital Collections Management to upgrade to an academic expert (60 ECTS) or master's degree (120 ECTS).

==> STUDENTS - Staff in museums, collections and similar institutions, promoters and curators of science and art/culture, staff in tourist, fair or theme park establishments and anyone who need new skills for handling the realization of exhibition projects 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.

==> DANUBE UNIVERSITY - located 70km from Vienna in the UNESCO world heritage Wachau region, Danube University is the only public university in Europe specializing in advanced continuing education by offering low-residency degree programs for working professionals and life-long learners. Portions of the modules are held at DanubeU's Center for Image Science, housed in the Göttweig Monastery, a 14th century building remodeled to fit the needs of modern research in singular surroundings.

==> APPLICATION (digital) - application form, a letter of motivation, copies of previous degree(s), copy of passport and a Europass CV. An application interview is required, which may be conducted in person or through internet videoconferencing.

==> Contact: Department for Image Science, Mag.a Stefanie Bierbaumer,, +43 (0)2732 893-2569,

==> Duration: 2 semesters ~~ 30 ECTS ~~ Language of Instruction: English
1st semester includes low-residency presence modules Nov 4-11, 2017 and Feb 3-11, 2018.
2nd semester includes research and project work from home.
Application Deadline: September 4, 2017


Museum and Archive on the Move: Changing Cultural Institutions in the Digital Era
Edited by Oliver Grau together with Wendy Coones and Viola Rühse
De Gruyter, Munich, September 2017

The digital revolution fundamentally changed how cultural heritage is created, documented, analyzed, and preserved. The book focuses on this transformation's impact. How must museums and archives meet the challenges of digitally generated cultures and how does the digital revolution influence traditional object collection, research, and education? How do digital technologies and digital art and culture affect our interaction with images? Leading international experts from various disciplines (Lev MANOVICH, Okwui ENWEZOR, Christiane PAUL, Dieter BOGNER, Jeffrey SHAW, Sean CUBITT, Sarah KENDERDINE, Lutz ENGELKE et al.) break new ground. Pioneering interdisciplinary research results collected in this book are relevant to education, curators and archivists in the arts and culture sector and in the digital humanities.