What will the museums of tomorrow look like

Leading figures from some of the world’s foremost cultural organisations will discuss the leading-edge approaches that will shape the design of our future museums and galleries.

The international conference on the Future of Museum & Gallery Design led by our School of Museum Studies is already attracting global attention. Taking place from 13-15 November in Hong Kong, the conference draws together museum professionals, museum & gallery and exhibition designers and researchers from around the world, to explore new approaches to and future developments in design for the cultural sector.

The conference is the outcome of an on-going international research-led conversation about design in museums and galleries, led by Leicester. As well as academic researchers there will be contributions from key practitioners working in organisations including the National Museum of Photography in Copenhagen; National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul; Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC and many of the UK’s leading national museums and design companies, such as the V&A and the British Museum.

Dr Suzanne MacLeod (pictured), Head of the School of Museum Studies, said: “We are delighted that the conference has created so much interest, and are very grateful to all our partners in Hong Kong for their support. It’s going to be a really lively few days where key discussions will help push forward developments in the international museums and galleries sector.”

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