How to Create and Collaborate: Generating Exhibition Ideas Symposium

Organised by the Touring Exhibition Group.


Are you interested in developing new and engaging exhibition ideas and realising them collaboratively?

This symposium, programmed by Hayward Gallery Touring, the Touring Exhibitions Group and Art Fund, is designed to inspire, create a platform for sharing experiences and provide practical tips and networking opportunities for emerging curators in regional museums and galleries.

The event will discuss creative approaches to exhibition-making, particularly ways of working collaboratively with colleagues in other organisations to realise complex and challenging projects. Through presentations and panel discussions it will consider idea germination and ways to animate collections with original temporary exhibitions.

Participating speakers include:

Steven Bode, Director, Film and Video Umbrella

Brian Cass, Head of Exhibitions, Towner Art Gallery

Grace Davies, Contemporary Arts Programme Manager, National Trust

Tessa Giblin, Director, Talbot Rice Gallery

Natasha Howes, Senior Curator, Manchester Art Gallery

Harriet Loeffler, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Helen Nisbet, Curatorial Fellow, Cubitt Gallery

Chelsea Pettitt, Head of Partnerships, Wysing Arts Centre

Michael Petry, Director, MOCA London

Sam Thorne, Director, Nottingham Contemporary

The panel discussions will be chaired by Rachael Browning, Head of Programmes, Art Fund and Roger Malbert, Head of Hayward Gallery Touring.

Delegates will have the opportunity to ask questions, network and learn from the experiences of others, to encourage confidence in taking their ideas forward, and finding partners to collaborate with.

Travel bursaries are available to support the cost of attendance. If you would like to apply for a bursary, or if you have any questions about the symposium, email

We are able to provide sign-language interpretation and/or induction loop facilities, if requested four weeks in advance of an event. Please indicate your communication and access requirements when booking.



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