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08 Apr 2021

ICOM-Austria Part-Scholarship in Exhibition Development

ICOM-Austria Part-Scholarship in Exhibition Development
Center for Image Science of the Danube University


Scholarship application DEADLINE – April 18, 2021


ICOM Austria, the Center for Image Science of the Danube University

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ICOM-Austria Part-Scholarship in Exhibition Development

In cooperation with ICOM Austria, the Center for Image Science of the Danube University awards a part-scholarship for participation in the program 'Exhibition Development'. The renowned program starts for the tenth time in the UNESCO World Cultural Landscape Wachau. The course is planned for hybrid mode, some parts of the course will take place on-campus (if Covid-19 allows it) others via online teaching. Streaming on-campus teaching via conference software enables hybrid and online participation. Exhibition Development 2021has a strong crossmedia orientation.

==> Scholarship application DEADLINE – April 18, 2021

==> Course Start – May 31, 2021 

Send digital application as a letter of motivation and Europass CV to

==>SCHOLARSHIP - The scholarship is for the amount of 2,250 €, paid by the Danube University. The scholarship covers half the participation costs of the course. 

==>TARGET GROUP - The target group is working professionals who want to deepen and expand their theoretical and practical knowledge, as well as emerging professionals looking for new perspective in their career. Staff in museums, collections and similar institutions, promoters and curators of art, culture or science, staff in tourist or leisure learning establishments and anyone building or updating their skills in crossmedia exhibition project realization are potential applicants. 

==>JURY - A jury composed of both institutions decides on the award. The part-scholarship is eligible for all nationalities, and for hybrid or online participation. Award criteria take into consideration aspects of relevance, impact and development potential. 

==>EXHIBITION DEVELOPMENT - The digital media revolution requires renewal for exhibition and museum spaces. One trend that Covid-19 is reinforcing is the need for alternative crossmedia spaces that appeal to new audiences. The postgraduate study program provides basic knowledge on exhibition development in connection with media theory and practice, especially with the most current strategies of participatory and convergent multimedia mediation.

This modularized and low-residency/online certified program offered in English imparts the core skills of contemporary exhibition practice. In addition to individual study and project work at your home location, students gather for three intense week-long seminars with internationally active practitioners.

==> BRAIN TRUST - International experts such as Christiane PAUL, Dieter BOGNER, Wendy COONES, Florian WIENCEK, Enrique GUITART, Patricia MUNRO, Stefan IGLHAUT, Frank den OUDSTEN and Lev MANOVICH combine historical vision with the latest knowledge of current developments and trends.

==> UPGRADE TO MASTER - As part of the post-graduate masters programs at the Center for Image Science, credits earned in Exhibition Development can be combined with other programs like MediaArtHistories, Photography, Image & Science, or Digital Collections Management to upgrade to an academic expert or Masters degree in Image Science, Collection Studies or Crossmedia.

==> DANUBE UNIVERSITY - located 70km from Vienna in the UNESCO world heritage Wachau region, DanubeU specializes in advanced low-residency degree programs for working professionals and life-long learners.

==> INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY - Options include travel to Austria via Erasmus+ credit mobility funds or travel for a practical project outside Austria via Erasmus+ Traineeship funds. Ask us, or your university international office, for more information.

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