2009 – Chicago : Making the World Smaller: Crossing Boundaries with Exhibitions

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:: Final Program ::


ICEE 2009

Making the World Smaller

Crossing Boundaries with Exhibitions


The Field Museum
Chicago, Illinois, USA

November 9-11, 2009



Monday, November 9, 2009

08:30-09:30  Registration, Coffee & Pastries (Founder’s Room)
09:30-10:00  Welcome & Opening Remarks

Nancy E. Zinn, ICEE President, Associate Director for Collections and Exhibitions, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, USA nzinn@thewalters.org

John W. McCarter, President and CEO, The Field Museum, Chicago, USA

10:00-11:00 Orientation Tour of the Field Museum
11:00-12:30 Keynote Address: Museums and Cultural Identity

Keynote Speaker: Carlos Tortolero, Founding Director, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago

Moderator: John F. Coppola, International Museum Consultant, Miami, USA – jfcoppola@aol.com

12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-16:30 Behind the Scenes at the Field Museum
16:30-18:00 Marketplace of Exhibitions and Ideas

Moderator: Carina Jaatinen, Exhibition Manager, Espoo City Museum, Finland – carina.jaatinen@espoo.fi

18:00- 20:00 Welcome Reception, The Field Museum, Rice Hall



Tuesday, November 10, 2009


07:30–09:00 Networking Breakfast at the Essex Inn Hotel, Essex Court (by subscription)
09:30-11:00 Session 1: Navigating the Exhibition Development Process

Moderator: Nicolas Gauvin, Director of Traveling Exhibitions, Planning, and Partnerships, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau, Canada – nicolas.gauvin@civilisations.ca


  • Lydia Kitungulu, Exhibitions Designer and Developer, National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi: Co-Curating with Source Communities – Liberating the City Ethnographic Museum
  • Marie Perrier and Edith Joseph, Exhibition Production Managers, Musée des Confluences, Lyon, France: From Museum of Natural History to Museum of Science and Societies – A New Way of Doing Exhibitions
  • Wayne LaBar, Vice President for Exhibitions and Featured Experiences, Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, USA: Using Social Media in Exhibition Development – The Cooking Exhibition as an Ongoing Case Study

11:00 -12:30 Session 2: Traveling Culture and Traveling Science

Moderator: Anne-Catherine Hauglustaine, Coordinator of the Jardin des Sciences, University of Strasbourg Science Museum, Strasbourg, France – hauglustaine@unistra.fr


  • Whitney Owens, Traveling Exhibitions Director, The Field Museum, Chicago, USA: Exploring the Earth and Its Peoples – Balancing Science and Culture at The Field Museum
  • Anne Rashford, Director of Temporary Exhibits and Events, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, USA: Strike Up the Band – Leveraging Pop Culture in the Museum Exhibit Mix
  • Hélène Vassal, Project Staff, Louvre Abu Dhabi: The Louvre Abu Dhabi – Challenges and Perspectives
  • Liz Hay, Manager of Touring Exhibition Business, Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand: Te Papa’s Bi-Cultural Model As Reflected in International Touring Exhibitions 


12:30-14:30 Lunch Break (ICEE Board Meeting)

14:30-16:00 Session 3: Mission vs. Margin – Motivations for Traveling Collections

Moderator: Alex Susanna, Managing Director, Expona Museum Exhibition Network, Bolzano, Italy – alex@expona.net


  • Maria Didrichsen, Head of Exhibitions, Didrichsen Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland: The Challenge of Adjusting a Major Museum’s Traveling Collection to a Small Environment
    Bernd Herkner, Director, Senckenberg Museum of Natural History, Frankfurt, Germany: Collections on the Road – A Matter of Public Awareness

16:00-17:30 Session 4: Extending Brand: Exhibitions and the “Outpost” Museum

Moderator: Marlies Kleiterp, Head of Exhibitions, Hermitage Amsterdam, The Netherlands M.Kleiterp@hermitage.nl


  • Marlies Kleiterp, Head of Exhibitions, Hermitage Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Hermitage Amsterdam – An (In)dependent Outpost
  • Vicky Northey, Director, Western Australian Museum, Perth: The
    Tyranny of Distance–Western Australian Museum – an Outpost Museum with Outposts

  • Catherine Gimonnet, Project Staff, Louvre Abu Dhabi: An Outpost Louvre in Abu Dhabi


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

9:30-12:30 Study Tours: Behind the Scenes at Chicago Area Museums

The Art Institute of Chicago (Nancy E. Zinn)

The Chicago History Museum (Carina Jaatinen)

The Oriental Institute, University of Chicago (Nicolas Gauvin)

The Museum of Science and Industry (Anne-Catherine Hauglustaine)

12:30-14:00 Lunch Break

14:00-15:30 Session 5: New Exhibition Initiatives from China

Moderator: Xiuqin Zhou, Senior Registrar, University of Pennsylvania, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, USA – xzhou@sas.upenn.edu


  •  Bojian Luo, Director, and Wanqiao Ai, Interpreter, Art Exhibitions
    China, Beijing: Recent Exhibition Activities in China
  • Susan Norton, Director, National Geographic Museum, Washington, DC, USA: Exhibition Exchanges with China – Building Bridges by Sharing Cultures
  • Robin Groesbeck, Director of Museum Services, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, USA: Successful Partnerships with Chinese Museums

15:30-16:00 ICEE Business Meeting

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

•  Closing Reception: Essex Inn Hotel, Park East Gallery


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