Building an exhibit in the Powerhouse workshop. Photo Marinco Kojdanovski

Designing and Installing Displays

Duration: 45 minutes
20 September 2022, 11 – 11.45 am Webinar Book Tickets

Good exhibition design and construction are integral to how audiences engage and interact with objects on display in your museum or gallery.

Learn more in this webinar, led by Powerhouse Senior Exhibition Designer Jemima Woo and Powerhouse Workshop Construction Coordinator Penny Angrick.

Jemima and Penny will share simple tips to help in the process of designing and building small exhibitions and displays, from concept design to the final project. Drawing on their experience they will demonstrate examples of the Powerhouse production team’s creative design and production process.

They will discuss exhibition layout with a focus on lighting and how-to best display objects. They will also discuss working with different materials within restricted budgets and safety measures that need to be considered when designing and building an exhibition.

Jemima and Penny have worked collaboratively on many Powerhouse exhibitions, including Akira Isogawa and Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson: Step Into Paradise.

Jemima Woo has more than 12 years of experience designing exhibitions for Sydney’s museums and galleries from concept and design development through to build and installation.

Penny Angrick trained as a cabinetmaker, set builder and mountmaker. She has created and overseen the building of stage sets for theatres around the world. Prior to joining the Powerhouse she prepared object supports for the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, bringing with her over 20 years of construction experience.

This webinar is designed for staff and volunteers of smaller museums and the collecting sector. A 30-minute presentation will be followed by a 15-minute Q+A session. Participants can pre-register their questions. The webinar is free, but booking is essential


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