MuseumCamp 2018 is a two-day programme in which exhibition makers, educators and conservators explore the potential of digital experiments and creative techniques in exhibitions. On Friday 6 and Saturday 7 July 40 creatives will stay overnight in the NEMO Science Museum in Amsterdam and investigate new forms of public exhibitions around the theme: the museum as laboratory.
Participants will meet, explore, collaborate, discover, present and stay overnight in the NEMO Science Museum where an inspiring evening and morning programme will take place. MuseumCamp will result in new exhibition formats for 21st century people. Discover the boundaries of your own creativity and experiment in a 48-hour span with various creative techniques that can be used for organizing exhibitions that want to interact with their audience.
MuseumCamp will invite you to reflect on the results of your work and the work of others – each participant will work on all themes and will evaluate each project. We will focus on learning by research, and research by learning. MuseumCamp will make you realise that modern museums are dynamic institutions that offer their visitors, as well as their curators and scholars, the opportunity to explore the stories in their collections.
In small groups, participants will work as a team on dramaturgy, audiodesign, and prototyping. You will be experimenting with new ways of interaction with the public, such as labs and live settings, guided by questions like: Why experimenting in a museum? How will visitors get involved? If you move away from tested and traditional ways of exhibiting, will new perspectives evolve? As a result, you will be developing innovative exhibitions, taking into account the challenges that present themselves along the way.
Date: 6 - 7 July 2018
Location: NEMO Science Museum
Cost: € 200,- per person.
If English speaking participants take part in MuseumCamp we will communicate in English.
MuseumCamp 2018 is organized by the Allard Pierson Museum, Waag, NEMO Science Museum and the Badisches Landesmuseum in Karlsruhe, and is funded by Mondriaan Foundation.
MuseumCamp is partly inspired by the annual MuseumCamp that is run by the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History.