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Fri, Dec 5/08

Current Issues in Exhibition Design

Part of Québec Now!
Harbourfront Centre
A Celebration of Contemporary Québec Arts and Culture in Toronto

December 5, 2008 | 6:00 PM TO 7:30 PM
The Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West Toronto Canada | Jackman Hall

December 6, 2008 | 10:00 AM TO 6:30 PM
John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
University of Toronto
230 College Street Toronto Canada | Room 103

In light of recent transformations to the city of Toronto’s museum landscape, with the new ROM crystal, Art Gallery of Ontario, Gardiner Museum, and the Aga Khan Foundation for Islamic Art, this international symposium will address ideas of new museography, the art of designing exhibitions, in the contemporary museum.

The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design with the Art Gallery of Ontario will host curators, designers, architects, and museographers from Europe and North America to debate positions on the art of display and the shifting status of its object.

Keynote Address by Michael Govan Director, LACMA

Panelists and presenations include:

The Virtual, Interactive Museum: An End in Itself or a Tool?
Manon Blanchette Ph.D. Board of Montréal Museum Directors

How New Technologies Improve Artefact, Presentation and Mediation?
Christophe Clément Ministry of Culture, France

exhibiting OR echoing back a multifold reality
Philippe Dubé Ph.D. Laval University | LAMIC

A View on a Practice: From the Staging of Concepts Intended to Display the “Understanding” to the Promotion – If Not the Rerouting – of Specific Works
Jérôme Habersetzer Architect-Museographer

The Louvre Museum: Between Heritage and Creation
Clio Karageorghis Musée du Louvre

Putting the Visitor at the Centre of Experience Design in the Transformed AGO
Kelly Mckinley Art Gallery of Ontario

Out of Context But Into the Spotlight: African Objects of Ethnography in American Museums of Art
Costantine Petridis Cleveland Museum of Art

Frank Understood: Staging Experiences with Art in the Transformed AGO
Dennis Reid Art Gallery of Ontario

The Museum as a Performance
François Tremblay Musée de la civilisation


George Baird University of Toronto
Pina Petricone University of Toronto
Andrew Payne University of Toronto

This event is open to the public and attendance is free of charge. Registration is required |

Supported by:

John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design

Art Gallery of Ontario

Consulat Général de France


Ministère de la culture, des communications et de la condition féminine du Québec

Bureau du Québec à Toronto

Centre d'Etudes de la France et du Monde Francophone

Media Release:

Please click here for the Poster [PDF].


Please click here for the UPDATED Program [PDF].