2008 – Wellington : Exhibition Worlds: Natural, Cultural, Virtual

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                                              ICEE 2008

                   Exhibition Worlds: Natural, Cultural, Virtual


                                    Museum of New Zealand
                                        Te Papa Tongarewa
                                    Wellington, New Zealand

                                      November 9-11, 2008



Sunday, November 9, 2008

08:15 Powhiri Welcome Ceremony

09:30-10:30 Registration and Study Tour Selection
10:30-11:00 Welcome (Icon Room)

Opening Remarks: Nancy E. Zinn, ICEE President, Associate Director for Collections and Exhibitions, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore
Words of Welcome: Seddon Bennington, Chief Executive Officer, and Michelle Hippolite, Kaihautu, Te Papa Museum

11:00-12:30 Session 1: Opportunities and Challenges in the Multi-Dimensional Museum

Moderator: Helene Larsson, Curator of Exhibitions and Learning, State Historical Museum, Stockholm

Keynote Speaker: Staffan Selander, Professor of Didactic Science, Stockholm University: The Museum, the Exhibition, and the Visitor

12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-16:00 Session 2: A Multiplicity of Voices: Co-Authorship and Co-Authority in the Exhibition Development Process

Moderator: Nicolas Gauvin, Exhibitions Planner, Canadian Museum of Civilization


  • Tamara Biggs, Director of Exhibitions, Chicago History Museum, Through First Voice Perspective: The Chicago Cultural Alliance
  • Mariea Fisher, Manager of Traveling Exhibitions, Australian National Maritime Museum, River Stories: a Unique National and Regional Collaboration
  • Megan Tamati-Quennel, Curator Maori and Contemporary  Indigenous Art, Te Papa, Topic TBD

16:00-17:30 Marketplace of Exhibitions and Ideas

Moderator: Carina Jaatinen, Exhibition Manager, Espoo City Museum, Finland

18:00- 20:00 Reception at the Museum Hotel



Monday, November 10, 2008

10:00-11:30 Session 3: When Nature Calls: Bringing the Outdoors In

Moderator: Anne-Cathérine Hauglustaine, Coordinator of the Science Museum, University of Strasbourg


  • Amy Bornkamp, Traveling Exhibitions Client Manager, The Field Museum, Chicago, Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters
  • Susan Norton, Director, National Geographic Museum, Washington, DC, National Geographical Crittercam: The World through Animal Eyes

11:30 -13:00 Session 4: The Display of Human Remains

Moderator: Monique Horth, Deputy Director, Canadian Museum Association, Ottawa


  • Benoit Légaré, Vice President, Montreal Science Centre, Body Worlds
  • Malcolm Chapman, Head of Collections Development, The Manchester Museum, Topic TBD
  • Te Papa Representative, Repatriation


13:00-15:00 Lunch Break (ICEE Board Meeting)

15:00-17:00 Session 5: Touring Exhibition Case Studies: Whales/Tohora

Moderator: Francois Tremblay, Director of Exhibitions and International Business, Musée de la Civilisation, Québec


  • Carol Diebel, Director of Natural Environment/Papatuanuku, Te Papa Museum
  • Liz Hay, Manager of Touring Exhibition Business, Te Papa Museum
  • Susan Norton, Director, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC

17:00-17:30 ICEE Business Meeting (Angus Room)


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

10:00-12:30 Study Tours:

  • Te Papa Museum

    Tour of Maori Collections with Curator Arapata Hakiwai, Director Matauranga Maori, Te PapaTour of Art Collections with Curator Jonathan Mane-Wheoki, Director of Art and Collections Services, Te Papa

  • The Museum of Wellington, City and Sea (www.museumofwellington.co.nz)

Director Brett Mason will greet ICEE members for a special tour and discussion session on issues of museum management, marketing, and programming.

  • Pataka Center for Contemporay Art, Heritage, and Culture Porirua City, NZ (www.pataka.org.nz)

Senior exhibition curators will offer guided tours of current exhibitions, including international photography, drawings, paintings, and local history. (Bus transport provided.)

12:30-14:00 Lunch Break

14:00-15:30 Session 6: Virtual Experiences: Exhibitions, Technology, and the Web

Moderator: Priya Maholay Jaradi, Independent Curator, Singapore


  •  Lucy Hoffman, Software Development Manager, Te Papa, The Colossal Squid Virutal Experience
  • Pamela Lovis, Senior Advisor Producer Development, Te Papa, Maori Showbands: Lessons Learned
  • Our Space (Speaker TBD)

15:30-16:00 Closing Remarks: Nancy E. Zinn

•  Closing Reception at Te Papa



Wednesday, November 12, 2008: Optional Post-Conference Excursion

Lord of the Rings Middle Earth Tour, provided by Flat Earth Tours

 Lord of the Rings, filming locations

A popular tour with visitors to Wellington, this half-day excursion takes you to the filming locations for Rivendell where Frodo recovered from his knife attack; the Anduin River where Aragorn was washed ashore after the attack of the Wargs; the Gardens of Isengard, the site of the Orcs Felling the Trees and where Gandalf rode to see Saruman; go to the Mount Victoria lookout and Hobbiton Woods where you can race to the Ferry and get off the Road; Buckland Forest where the Hobbits hid from the Nazgul/Black Riders and where they found the mushrooms on the Road; Dunharrow Rohirrim encampment; visit the quarry for the filming of Helms Deep, the fortified ravine in Rohan and Minas Tirith.The tour includes morning tea and light refreshments. Cost per person: $132 NZ (Fees discounted for groups in multiples of seven) Participants will depart via motorcoach at 8:30 am, from the Museum Hotel