Temporary Exhibitions

Organising Temporary Exhibitions from your Collections and Touring Strategies


2-4 February 2024

Online Training Program

Application Deadline:
7 January 2024



Vacancies for the workshops are limited, so please apply early.


Dana Andrew

Dana Andrew is an independent museum consultant and trainer specialising in temporary and touring exhibitions and international projects.  Based in Dublin, Ireland, she is Professional Development Manager, trainer and mentor for TEG (Touring Exhibitions Group) and part-time Executive Director of ICOM UK (International Council of Museums UK). Supporting museums, galleries and cultural organisations to develop successful projects and programmes with impact, and having the vision, structure and processes in place to do this, is the main focus of Dana’s consultancy and training work. Dana is co-author and co-editor of the Principles & Guidelines for Lending & Borrowing (2021) published by NMDC and TEG, and author of the International Touring chapter of the TEG Manual of Touring Exhibitions (2017). Prior to going freelance in 2014, Dana spent 14 years successfully delivering UK and international exhibitions and projects for several museums, galleries and cultural organisations.

How can temporary exhibitions enhance and promote an institution’s mission, create new audiences and generate revenue? These are the issues this up-to-date HERITΛGE workshop focuses on. Starting with building an institutional strategy for exhibitions and partnership-building, participants explore the process behind planning and putting on temporary exhibitions for display at home and on tour. This includes identifying exhibition objectives, shaping the narrative and content to create a compelling visitor experience, strategies for touring exhibitions nationally and internationally, and exploring the future of the temporary and touring exhibitions sector. The workshop encourages a discursive and participatory approach. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own ideas and projects to the workshop and time is allocated for 1:1 consultation with the workshop facilitators.

HERITΛGE provides scholarships to most participants in its training programmes. These scholarships can cover up to 90% of the cost of attendance, depending on the circumstances of the participants and the availability of funding. On average, participants contribute around 300 euros to attend one of our 3-day training workshops.

For detailed application procedures and available funding, see the official workshop announcement here.

On successfully completing the workshop students will be able to:


● Develop an exhibition concept of understanding on the creation of exhibitions.

● Develop an object list appropriate to their institution.

● Commission artists suitable to their institution.

● Understand the importance of consultants to the development of successful exhibitions.

● Create agile exhibitions that respond to change.

● Understand how to tour exhibition projects, and which exhibitions may be suitable for touring.

● Understand how to integrate AV and sound into exhibition experiences.

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