The University of the arts


Creating Exhibitions

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The UArts’ Museum Studies Department presents this Dynamic Symposium that will engage attendees with presentations, conversations and workshops focusing on collaborative approaches to integrative design thinking in the creation of meaningful social experiences and interactions within exhibitions. These provocateurs have utilized museums as public venues to facilitate local and global change.

Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12, 2013

Discussions and installations led by:
Mark O'Neill, FMA PhD
Director of Policy and Research
Glasgow Life, Open Museum Glasgow
Museums: Wisdom, Wellbeing and Justice

Elaine Heumann Gurian
Senior Consultant
The Museum Group
Institutional Collaborations

Paul Martin
Senior Vice President, Science Learning
Science Museum of Minnesota
Collaboration in Developing Socially-minded Content

FLUX Foundation
Collaborative and Interactive Installation
Building Art through Community, Building Community through Art

Leslie Bedford, PhD
Educator, Author and Consultant
The Museum Group
Connecting Through Story

Jeremy Beaudry
Program Director, Masters of Industrial Design
The University of the Arts
Collaborative, Socially-engaged Art/Design Practice

UArts MEPD 2013 MFA graduates
Jordan Klein and Renee Wasser
Exhibition Manager, Staten Island Children’s Museum
POINTS OF interSECTion: Interdisciplinary Collaborations

Contact Information:
Laura Hargreaves
Phone: (215) 717-6489  |  Email:

Registration is required for attendance: $185*


The Symposium marks the debut of the book, CREATING EXHIBITIONS: Collaboration in Planning, Development and Design of Interpretive Experiences, by Polly McKenna-Cress and Janet Kamien.

*Symposium registration includes a complimentary copy of the book.

Symposium is free to UArts graduate students with valid ID and $50 for all other graduate students with valid ID.
Note: Book not included with student registration.

A portion of the proceeds from registration fees will go toward the Janet A. Kamien Fund

Friday, Ocotber 11, 2013
9 am – 6 pm
(Continental breakfast and lunch included. Local dine around for dinner.)

Saturday, October 12, 2013
9 am – 12 pm
(Continental breakfast included.)

Look for Final Agenda and Schedule coming soon.

The University of the Arts
320 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19102
Dorrance Hamilton Hall, Solmssen Court

Hotel Information:
Double Tree Hotel
237 South Broad Street  
Phone: (215) 893-1600

The University of the Arts
UArts Museum Studies Graduate Programs:

UArts Master of Industrial Design
The University of the Arts’ School of Design
Design Philadelphia