Amazing Spaces: Designing Great Exhibitions *POSTPONED*

30 April 2020, Wellcome Collection, London
*After careful consideration, the Museums Association (MA) has decided it is necessary to postpone our forthcoming one-day conferences and members’ meetings in response to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

The MA can provide a full refund to anyone who has booked on to these events. Alternatively, your booking will be honoured when the event is rescheduled or can be transferred to any of the MA’s other upcoming one-day events. Please contact the Events Team to discuss your options.

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From creating context to connecting audiences and objects, exhibition design has a huge job to do.

This one-day conference shares the principles of good exhibition design, explore design as an effective interpretative tool, and highlight how exhibition design can create more meaningful visitor experiences.

This conference is for anyone involved in creating permanent or temporary displays and exhibitions.

Kate Forde, Head of Exhibitions, Wellcome Collection, chairs the event and shares the Wellcome’s new inclusive exhibition guidelines


Sonia Solicari, Director, Museum of the Home
Sonia Solicari
“I joined the Museum of the Home as Director in January 2017, leading the £18m capital development project to transform the site and brand.”

Adam Zombory-Moldovan, Director, ZMMA
Adam Zombory
“I am Founder and Director of ZMMA, exhibition designers of the Museum of the Home.”

Kim Pickin, Founding Director and Associate Curator, the Story Museum
Kim Pickin
“I am the founder of the Story Museum in Oxford and lead the content development of its new galleries.”

Jan Freedman, Curator, Plymouth Museums Galleries Archives
Jan Freedman
“I have been working on the development of the new natural history gallery at the Box, Plymouth for the past three years.”


Jon Sutton, Exhibitions Manager, National Football Museum

Jon Sutton

“I’m Exhibitions Manager at the National Football Museum and have worked in the sector for 14 years. My exhibition ethos is experimentation – bright colours, cheeky humour where appropriate and taking a “what’s the worst that could happen?” approach!”

Tim Ashmore, Graphics and Interpretation Producer, National Football Museum

Tim Ashmore

“I am the in-house designer of the National Football Museum’s exhibitions Strip! and Football Is Art.”

Natasha McEnroe, Keeper of Medicine, Science Museum
Natasha McEnroe
“I am the Keeper of Medicine at the Science Museum. Previously, I was Director of the Florence Nightingale Museum, and Museum Manager of the Grant Museum of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy.”


Helen Fothergill, Head of Collections, Aberdeen Museums & Galleries
“Working closely with architects and interpretation designers, I developed new ways of displaying and interpreting the art collection for Aberdeen Art Gallery.”

Lyndsey Bowditch, Director, Studioarc
“I worked with my team and the curators at Aberdeen Art Gallery to integrate innovative interpretation, highlighting stories and engaging a wide audience.”

Julia Glynn-Smith, Associate Director, WilkinsonEyre

Click here for a full programme of the day.

The day runs approximately 1030 - 1630, with registration from 0930.


Museums Association members
Individual member: full or essential - £125
Individual member: student, retired, volunteer or unwaged - £55
Individual member: prospective AMA member - £95
Corporate or Institutional member - £125  

Non-members - £195

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