Exhibition Design

17 - 21 Sep 2023

Prince Faisal Bin Fahd Arts Hall


17 - 21 Sep 2023

Register Date

20 Mar 2023 - 07 Aug 2023


Prince Faisal Bin Fahd Arts Hall

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Gain the skills needed to become an exhibition designer

10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Language: English

Misk Art Institute has partnered with MAXXI Rome to create an exciting five-day masterclass for architects and interior designers wishing to pivot to a career in exhibition design.

This masterclass is aimed at upskilling those interested in a career in the museum sector with the technical skills for creating spaces. The masterclass will culminate in creating an exhibition design to display a number of artworks from the MAXXI collection.

Topics Covered

  • The skills and competences involved in the creation of an exhibition design or in displaying a museum collection
  • Nuances of exhibition design as the architecture of an exhibition space, existing in the background, not overshadowing the works
  • The complex tasks that involve displaying and lighting
  • Conserving and protecting works of art
  • The relationship between the curator and exhibition designer

By addressing the themes, methodologies, and practices related to designing exhibitions, the masterclass’s main goal is to introduce the participants to exhibition design elements, the importance of working with curators, understanding the limitations of the space and the specific requirements of the artwork. Moreover, the course aims to clarify what professional skills are needed for those active or involved in displaying cultural heritage in the arts and museum fields.


Exhibition Design is articulated in sections focused on:

  • Theories and case studies based on instructor’s field-based research

  • Workshops and interactive activities

  • Practical application of organizing and designing an exhibition

  • Individual coaching

Who’s it for?
Saudi architects and interior designers with proficient working ability in English. This course is best suited for those working in the following areas:

  • Exhibition Design

  • Architecture

  • curatorship

  • interior design

  • exhibition management

  • registration

  • collection management

  • museum sector

Applicants must also fully commit to prioritizing this five-day masterclass, with no exceptions.

Useful Information

What You Will Gain 

  • Lectures and seminars on exhibition design from field experts

  • Experts to advise, provide feedback, and critique your reasoning and project

  • Understanding of how to design an exhibition

  • New skills, inspiration, and techniques to incorporate within your practice 

  • Exposure to and from important members of the art community (such as artists, curators, etc.)

  • New outlooks on your practice

  • Professional development as an exhibition designer

  • Roundtrip flight and accommodation for those outside of Riyadh