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Annual Conference sessions

The first Ecsite Conference took place in 1989. Here you can browse all conference sessions since 2010. Use the search engine to look for people, topics...

Looking for an older session? Our digital records start in 2007, with programme pdfs attached to each conference page

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Strategy & vision
Christina RühlmannInes MontalvaoJulia EllrichDaniel Rosqvist

Virtuality has long since played a role in museums and science centres. The detachment from the physical location enables institutions to impart knowledge worldwide. Millions of visitors can already yet view exhibitions without any personnel or...

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Learning
Armin DuffKim Ludwig-PetschMeie van LaarClaire PillsburyChristof BörnerKatherine McAlpine

Everybody uses smartphones, every day – but few people are aware of its potential for science and science education. The numerous build in sensors turn any mobile device in a mobile lab, which enables visitors to experiment and measure physical...

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Science ♥ society
Marie Couëdic

Details coming soon. A session building on a pre-conference on this topic developed with the Kavli Foundation in 2019.

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Exhibit development
Bistra KirovaVessela GertchevaGunnar BehrensPilvi KolkEugeen van Wees

A large number of exhibitions are produced each year all over the globe. A similar number is disposed of because they are not suitable anymore for rent, travel or other purposes. To decrease climate change in the future, we need practical...

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Science ♥ society
Gabor ZsigmondImre BardKristin AlfordRosalina BabourkovaImre BardLath CarlsonAndreas GundelweinIrini PapadimitriouMelanie Saverimuthu

The scope and mandate of museums and science centers is expanding to include critical reflection on the values, impacts and consequences of science and technology. We are increasingly tasked with offering reflection not only on where we have been...

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Research, theory & evaluation
Patricia VerheydenDaria DvorzhitskaiaNils Petter HauanAndrea DurhamVictoria Thomson

In this workshop session the four presenters will each give a short presentation (5 min) on how they implement evaluation research into the exhibition development process and use evaluation results to reach audiences.

This will be followed...

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Exhibit development
Rui QuintaAnna SchaefersClayton CutajarClaudia Aguirreaude lestyMariana Cardoso

How do you create exhibitions that promote experimentation, co-construction of knowledge and the feeling of well-being, by strengthening the emotional connection of the visitors with the exhibit space? This workshop aims to share and test...

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Exhibit development
Rachel SturgisClare BarlowLouise WhiteleyAmito HaarhuisPhil Loring

Perceptions of health are changing, and this session will explore the modern medical museums’ role in the 21st Century.

Traditionally, medical museums have tended to prioritise the ‘medical gaze’, discussing bodies in terms of diagnosis....

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Learning
Sebastian MartinArmin DuffKatherine OzawaChristof Börner

How do we make computational thinking practices and concepts engaging and relevant for all learners?

Making and tinkering increases engagement in all learners with 21st century skills like coding and computational thinking...

Pre-conference workshop
Strategy & vision
Camilla Rossi-LinnemannInes MontalvaoSamar D. KirreshJurij KrpanLouise WhiteleyMARINA LEONARDMichael BradkeMaria João Fonseca

For many of us, working with artists is both a dream and a challenge. In the past years there has been much talk about artist collaborations and many sessions have presented excellent reflections and shared case studies and best practices.

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