Thinking Through Exhibition Making

This seminar will focus on the research potentials related to the collaborative and multidisciplinary nature of exhibition making. The Research Council of the Museum of Cultural History would like to welcome you all to join us for this one day event.

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Our museum is committed to aims optimizing the dynamics between collection management, research and exhibiting as well as utilizing the multidisciplinary composition of our museum to produce outputs that have a public impact. One way of achieving this is to rethink the boundary between collection management, research and exhibiting in a way which makes exhibitions and their design not only a passive mode of disseminating results of prior research but also an active part of an ongoing process of  generating new perspectives and understandings. By “Thinking Through Exhibition Making” the seminar offers an opportunity to reflect upon and discuss the potentials for new insights and understandings of exhibitions in the making.

In this year’s seminar we therefore invite scholars who have shown a strong interest in the knowledge producing potentials of exhibition making to make presentations in a morning session to share their experiences and perspectives on exhibition making as an active mode of researching the world. In an afternoon session we invite the presenters to join a workshop consisting of people among our staff and collaborative partners who have been or are involved in conceptualizing and realizing exhibitions at our museum to exemplify and think through exhibition making together.


  • 12:00: Doors open, coffee and light lunch
  • 12:30: Welcome, by Museum Director Håkon Glørstad
  • 12:40: Keynote 1: Dr Anita Herle, Senior Curator (Anthropology), the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge.
    Moderator: Arne Perminow
  • 13:40: short coffee break
  • 13:50: Keynote 2: Dr Peter Bjerregaard, Head of Programming, Danish museum of Science & Technology.
    Moderator: Pia Edqvist
  • 14:50: Break with refreshments
  • 15:10: Keynote 3: Dr Elizabeth Hallam, Associate Professor in Visual, Material and Museum Anthropology, School of Anthropology & Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford.
    Moderator: Steinar Solheim
  • 16:10: Short coffee break
  • 16:20-17:20: Panel conversation on Thinking Through Exhibition Making
    Moderator: Henrik Treimo, discussant: TBA
  • 17:30 Programme ends

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Senior Curator (Anthropology), the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge

Head of Programming, Danish museum of Science & Technology

Please contact if you have any questions.


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Published May 11, 2022 3:11 PM - Last modified May 11, 2022 3:11 PM