Galeries Ontario / Ontario Galleries Presents: Exhibition Installation and Design in the Age of ‘Experiences’

Join Galeries Ontario / Ontario Galleries for our first fall 2021 online professional development workshop.



When: October 7, 2021
Time: 10 am-3pm ET

Public art galleries and museums are no longer just responsible for preserving artworks in a permanent collection. They are now responsible for displaying artwork, supporting artists, and bridging the gap between art and art viewers through meaningful and impactful exhibitions. With advancements in technology and social media, new types of art-making, and new audiences are shifting the way public art galleries and museums think about and display art. We live in the era of the ‘experience,’ where gallery visitors seek innovative experiences of engaging with art, including unique environments, public programming, and interactive components.

Art galleries do not have the resources to spend on exhibition design and rely solely on the curator, artist, and installation team to create the exhibition. This workshop will look at new and innovative ways art galleries can display art to create meaningful experiences for visitors. Participants will learn strategies to tell a story, make exhibitions accessible for all, and display unused parts of their collection.


  • Exhibitions As A Tool for Storytelling
  • Designing Experience
  • New Ways of Displaying Your Permanent Collection
  • Let’s Get Hands On – Exhibition Design in Real Life
  • Q&A


  • Noa Bronstein, Executive Director at TPW Gallery


  • Loc Dao, Executive Director at DigiBC, Co-Founder of NFB Interactive & CBC Radio 3
  • Hugh Spencer, President and Senior Consultant at Museum Planning Partners
  • Tobi Bruce, Director, Exhibitions and Collections & Senior Curator at Art Gallery of Hamilton
  • Valérie Matteau, Senior Exhibitions Officer at Ryerson Image Centre
  • Darlene Coward Wight, Curator of Inuit Art at the Winnipeg Art Gallery

More presenters and details to be announced. Watch our website and social media, Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram for the announcements!


Complete the registration form HERE then email the completed registration form to – Jessica Lukas, Secretariat Coordinator,, with the subject line – ATTN: MAP – Workshop October 7, 2021.


GOG Members: $150.00
General/Non-Members: $250.00
Artist / Independent Art Worker $55.00
Students (with valid student ID): $45.00

Registration includes access to the presentations and discussions, supplementary materials, and any additional activities.

*Please note that one registration is for one person and not per organization, the registration link is not to be shared.


Please reach out to Jessica Lukas, Secretariat Coordinator, if you require any accessibility accommodations or have questions.

This workshop will be held via Zoom; a zoom link will be sent the day before the event.


GOG gratefully acknowledges the funding contribution from the Museums Assistance Program, the Department of Canadian Heritage.



Galeries Ontario / Ontario Galleries has over a 50 year history as an arts service organization (ASO) and represents over 270 members—public art galleries, museums, artist-run-centres, and arts organizations. For over 40 years, its annual award program has been defining the standards of excellence for the visual arts in Canada. Through advocacy on issues, policy, legislation to all levels of government, and delivery of innovative and cutting-edge professional development opportunities and network-building, GOG advances, empowers, and strengthens the visual arts sector in Canada.

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Contact Information:
Communications Assistant
Galeries Ontario / Ontario Galleries
T: (416) 598-0714