Museum Network Conferences

Museum Network Conferences


Since 1996, the Vitra Design Museum has organized the international MUSCON conference in cooperation with annually changing local hosts. The aim of this conference is to promote the exchange of travelling exhibitions and other projects between European, American and Asian museums. MUSCON primarily focuses on institutions in the area of design and architecture, but is also open to museums in the fields of fine art, cultural history, science and other disciplines.
In addition to a yearly conference for European museums, there is an annual American MUSCON (since 2007) as well as an Asian MUSCON (since 2008). The MUSCON network has brought together more than 200 institutions and contributed significantly to an intensified exchange of travelling exhibitions among leading international museums. The basic format of each MUSCON consists of 10 to 20 minute presentations by participants on current or upcoming travelling exhibitions. In addition, MUSCON conferences cover a selected in-depth theme along with keynote speeches and a panel discussion. Each MUSCON also includes an informal accompanying programme, which facilitates networking and inspiration among colleagues and professionals.
To date, MUSCON hosting partners have included the Victoria and Albert Museum, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Design Museum London, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Powerhouse Museum Sydney and many others.

Upcoming conferences

Upcoming conferences


European MUSCON 2018
The European MUSCON 2018 takes place in Hasselt and Genk in Belgium and is hosted by Z33 – House for Contemporary Art and C-mine design centre. The dates of the conference are 19 – 22 September 2018.


American MUSCON 2018
To be announced soon.


For more information, please contact muscon(at)design-museum.de.

Z33 – House for Contemporary Art
C-mine design centre, Genk

Past conferences

Past conferences


Europe

2017    Ateneum Art Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art
            Kiasma / Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, FI

2016    MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary
            Art, Vienna, AT
2015    Museu del Disseny de Barcelona, ES
2014    Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, D
2013    Atomium, CIVA – International Center for City,
            Architecture & Landscape, ­­­­­­­City of Brussels, BE
2012    DogA, Norsk Form, National Museum of Art, Architecture
            and Design, Oslo, NO
2011    MUDE – Museu do Design e da Moda, Lisbon, P
2010    V&A and Design Museum, London, GB
2009    Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, D
2008    Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza, Vigo, E
2007    L’Espace de l’Art Concret, Mouans Sartoux, F
2006    Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich, CH
2005    Triennale di Milano, Milan, I
2004    Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, CZ
2003    Kunsthal, NAI, Museum Boijmans Rotterdam, NL
2002    Museo Artium Vitoria, E
2001    Vitra Design Museum Berlin, D
1999    Design Museum, London, GB
1998    Trapholt Museum, Kolding, DK
1997    Groninger Museum, Groningen, NL
1996    Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, D

America

2008 - 2016   Design Miami/, The Wolfsonian-FIU, Miami, USA
2007    Design Miami, USA
2003    Museum Franz Mayer, Mexico City, MX

Asia-Pacific

2012    Hong Kong Design Centre and LCSD, Hong Kong
2011    Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, TW
2009    Design Nippon Association, Tokyo, J
2008    City of Seoul, KR
2006    Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, AUS

Available travelling exhibitions

Available travelling exhibitions


MUSCON conferences aim to promote the exchange of international travelling exhibitions. Below are the online travelling exhibition portfolios of MUSCON participants. If you would like to share your available travelling exhibitions with the MUSCON community, please contact muscon(a)design-museum.de.


Barbican Center

Contact: Neil McConnon, Head of Barbican International Enterprises, +44 (0) 20 7638 4141 ext 7572

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Contact: Jocelyn Groom, Head of Exhibitions

Design Museum London
Contact: Charlotte Bulté, Touring Manager

Fashion and Textile Museum London
Contact: Celia Joicey

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey
Contact: Elisa Téllez, Exhibition Manager

Museu del Disseny Barcelona
Contact: Eva Joan Juvé, +34 932 566 800

Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
Contact: Roman Aebersold, Head of Cooperations / Collections Operations, +41 43 446  67 03

Victoria and Albert Museum
Contact: Dr. Catherine Putz, Head of Touring Exhibitions, +44 (0) 207 942 2315

Vitra Design Museum
Contact: Reiner Packeiser, Head of Exhibition Cooperations, +49 7621 702 3729

MUSCON Community

MUSCON Community


Since 1996, the following institutions have participated in the MUSCON conferences:

Europe

Imperial Furniture Collection, Vienna Furniture Museum, Austria
Kunst Haus Wien, Austria
Kunsthalle Wien, Austria
Kunsthaus Graz, Austria
MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art - Vienna, Austria
Atomium, Brussels, Belgium
CIVA - International Center for City, Architecture & Landscape , Brussels, Belgium
Design Museum Gent, Belgium
Grand-Hornu, Hornu, Belgium
Z33 Center for Contemporary Art, Hasselt, Belgium
Museum of Arts and Crafts (MUO), Zagreb, Croatia
Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Croatia
Moravian Gallery in Brno, Czech Republic
Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, Czech Republic
Villa Tugendhat, Brno, Czech Republic
Danish Architecture Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark
Danish Design Center DDC, Copenhagen, Denmark
Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humblebaek, Denmark
Trapholt, Kolding, Denmark
Museum of Estonian Architecture, Tallinn, Estonia
Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Design Museum, Helsinki, Finland
EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoon kaupunki, Finland
HAM Helsinki Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Kunsthalle Helsinki - Helsingin Taidehalli, Finland
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki, Finland
Tampere Art Museum, Finland
The Alvar Aalto Foundation, Helsinki, Finland
The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Domaine de Boisbuchet, Lessac, France
Espace de l'Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux, FranceMusée d'Art Contemporain, Lyon, France
Pavilion de l'Arsenal - Centre d'information, de documentation et d'exposition d'urbanisme et d'architecture, Paris, France
Deutsches Architektur Museum (D.A.M.), Frankfurt, Germany
Die Neue Sammlung München - The International Design Museum Munich, Germany
Grassi Museum - Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
M:AI - Museum of Architecture and Engineering, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
MARTa, Herford, Germany
Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Germany
Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim, Germany
Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany
Barbican Centre, London, Great Britain
De la Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, Great Britain
Design Museum, London, Great Britain
Fashion and Textile Museum, London, Great Britain
RIBA Trust, London, Great Britain
The National Centre for Craft & Design, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, Great Britain
The Walker Art Gallery, National Museums Liverpool, Great Britain
Urbis, Manchester, Great Britain
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Great Britain
Ernst Muzeum, Budapest, Hungary
Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, Kilkenny, Ireland
National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
Design Museum Holon, Israel
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Clac, Cantu, Italy
Fondazione Bisazza, Montecchio, Italy
IULM, Milan, Italy
Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Roma (MACRO), Italy
Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto (MART), Trento, Italy
Museo Kartell, Noviglio, Italy
Triennale Design Museum, Milan, Italy
University Iuav of Venice, Italy
LUCA - Luxembourg Center for Architecture, Luxembourg
Mudam Luxembourg - Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
Centraal Museum Utrecht, Netherlands
Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands
Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, Netherlands
International New Town Institute (INTI), Almere, Netherlands
Kunsthal Rotterdam, Netherlands
MoMu, Fashion Museum Antwerp, Netherlands
MOTI - Museum of the Image, Breda, Netherlands
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Museum Hilversum, Netherlands
Museum of Modern Art Arnhem, Netherlands
Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, Netherlands
Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
TextielMuseum, Tilburg, Netherlands
The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway
The Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture, Oslo, Norway
Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Warsaw, Poland
Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź, Poland
National Museum Warsaw, Poland
Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisboa, Portugal
MUDE - Museu do Design e da Moda Design and Fashion Museum. Francisco Capelo Collection, Lisbon, Portugal
Moscow Design Museum, Russia
Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums, Scotland
Glasgow Life/Glasgow Museums, Scotland
National Museums of Scotland, Scotland
Museum of Architecture and Design - MAO, Ljubljana, Slovenia
CentroCentro Cibeles de Cultura y Ciudadanía, Madrid, Spain
Fundación Diseño Madrid (DIMAD), Madrid, Spain
Fundación La Caixa, Barcelona, Spain
Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza, La Coruña and Vigo, Spain
Institut Valencià d'Art Modern (IVAM), Valencia, Spain
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas, Madrid, Spain
Museu del Disseny de Barcelona, Spain
Falkenbergs museum, Sweden
Landskrona museum, Sweden
National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
Östergötlands museum, Linköping, Sweden
The Swedish Centre for Art and Design (ArkDes), Stockholm, Sweden
Vandalorum, Värnamo, Sweden
Archizoom EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Bellerive Museum, Zurich, Switzerland
Gewerbemuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
MUDAC - Musée de design et arts appliqués contemporains, Lausanne, Switzerland
Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich, Switzerland
Swiss National Museum - National Museum Zurich, Switzerland
Vögele Kulturzentrum, Pfäffikon, Switzerland
Istanbul Modern, Turkey

 


America

Faena Arts Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina
FIESP – Federação das Industrias do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil
Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado, São Paulo, Brazil
Alberta College of Art + Design, Canada
Art Gallery of Alberta, Canada
Design Exchange, Canada's Design Museum, Toronto, Canada
Musée canadien des civilisations, Gatineau, Canada
MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey, Mexico
Museo Franz Mayer. Artes Decorativas en Mexico, Mexico D.F., Mexico
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA
Bard Graduate Center, New York, USA
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, USA
Dallas Museum of Art, USA
Design Miami, USA
El Museo del Barrio, New York, USA
Foto+Synthesis, New York, USA
Grand Rapids Art Museum, USA
Harry Ransom Center, Austin, USA
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA
Indianapolis Museum of Art, USA
Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Kunsthalle Detroit, USA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, USA
Milwaukee Art Museum, USA
Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, USA
MIT Museum, Cambridge, USA
Modern Art Museum Fort Worth, USA
Museum of Design Atlanta, USA
Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, USA
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, USA
Palm Springs Art Museum, USA
Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, USA
RISD Museum, Providence, USA
Saint Louis Art Museum, USA
Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts / Washington University in St. Louis, USA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA
The Art Institute of Chicago, USA
The Frost Art Museum, USA
The Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn USA
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, USA
The Wolfsonian - FIU, Miami Beach, USA


Asia-Pacific

Melbourne Museum, Australia
ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd., Singapur, China
Capital Museum, Beijing, China
China Industrial Design Museum, Hong Kong, China
China Museum of Design, Beijing, China
Communications Museum, Macao, China
Design Space Croft, Korea
FANG Media, China
Guangzhou Museum, China
Hanart TZ Gallery and Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong, China
He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Hong Kong Architecture Center, Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design, China
Hong Kong Arts Centre, China
Hong Kong Design Centre, China
Hong Kong Design Institute, China
Hong Kong Heritage Museum, China
Hong Kong Museum of Art, China
Hong Kong Museum of Education, China
Leisure and Cultural Services Department, HKSAR Government, China
M+, West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong, China
Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCa), Shanghai, China
Shanghai Zendai Himalayas Art Museum, China
Shenzhen Center for Design, China
Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, Shenzhen, China
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art Kanazawa, Japan
Daelim Museum, Seoul, Korea
Laurence Geoffrey's, Seoul, Korea
Chew´s Culture Foundation, Hong-gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Chi Mei Museum, Tainan, Taiwan
Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
National Science and Technology Museum, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan
Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taiwan
Xue Xue Institute, Taipei, Taiwan

Contact

Contact


For more information on the Museum Network Conferences, please contact muscon(at)design-museum.de

For more information on travelling exhibitions, please contact reiner.packeiser(at)design-museum.de


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