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Conference sessions on trends & new experiences in touring exhibitions – Part 1

Out of the box thinking in international touring at 2024 Museum Connections in Paris

Photography by Felix Speller for the Design Museum
Photography by Felix Speller for the Design Museum

from Paris, France

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Teo will host two special conference sessions dedicated to the latest trends and new experiences in international touring exhibitions at the international museum event Museum Connections on 16 and 17 January 2024 in Paris. The conference sessions will then also be available online on the Teo platform.

On 16 and 17 January Teo will be hosting, as part of the 2024 Touring Exhibitions Pavilion event, 2 special sessions on the latest productions and creative innovations in international touring: Touring exhibitions – Latest trends and new experiences.

International producers and specialists in art, science, design, history, natural history, world cultures, popular culture and technology will be presenting their innovative insights and latest productions and achievements.


Introducing session 1
A glance into the presentations

Tuesday 16 January at 2PM

The American Museum of Natural History (New York, United States) is a leading provider of engaging scientific content to partners around the world. Each year, the American Museum of Natural History produces a variety of traveling exhibitions, immersive planetarium shows, and other content drawn from the Museum’s vast scientific expertise and collections. More than 250 venues in 44 countries have presented Museum-produced content to educate, entertain, and inspire visitors of all ages.

Innovation also goes through fulfilling missions and expanding the science literacy outreach. Recently, the American Museum of Natural History has been engaging in diverse exhibitions delivered through digital packages, to deliver high-quality scientific content to visitors in an outdoor environment: zoos, urban parks, and more! Discover creative ways our partners have been using to leverage the power of outdoor exhibitions.

photography by Andy Stagg © the Design Museum

The Design Museum is the world’s leading museum devoted to architecture and design. Its work encompasses all elements of design, including fashion, product and graphic design. Since it opened its doors in 1989, the museum has displayed everything from the first Apple computer to high heels designed by Christian Louboutin. It has staged over 100 exhibitions, welcomed over five million visitors and showcased the work of some of the world’s most celebrated designers and architects including Paul Smith, Zaha Hadid, Miuccia Prada, Frank Gehry, Eileen Gray and Dieter Rams. The Design Museum’s touring programme was founded in 2002 to bring design exhibitions to museum visitors around the world – from technology to fashion, the exhibitions cover all design disciplines.

The Design Museum will present: Barbie – an exhibition charting the development of Barbie as a global icon; Skateboard, which chronicles the history of skateboard design from the 1950s to the present day; REBEL: 30 Years of London Fashion, a landmark collaboration with the British Fashion Council celebrating the 30th anniversary of the NEWGEN programme; and Weird Sensation Feels Good: The world of ASMR.

With its societal and multidisciplinary approach, the Musée de la civilisation (Quebec, Canada) places people at the heart of its activities. The museum experience is based on a museology of emotion and is supported by strategies that stimulate visitor involvement and the transmission of knowledge. Boldness, creativity, rigor and collaboration are the watchwords, propelling the Museum and its partners to the ranks of pioneers in the field of museum innovation.

We’ll take you behind the scenes of this boldness, revealing how the Musée constantly strives to innovate, and how its values play out in the creation of its partnerships and exhibitions. Brown Gold, Love Me Gender and Pleasures, but also the Incubator for museum innovations and Green Light are examples where innovation and multidisciplinarity are the pillars of our commitment to our audiences and to the preservation and promotion of our shared heritage. Let’s explore the ways in which museums can be engines of change, inspiring and educating present and future generations.

Audubon's Birds of America - Tue 15 March 2022 - National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh (© photographer - Andy Catlin

National Museums Scotland is one of the leading museum groups in the UK and Europe, caring for collections of national and international importance. Our flagship site, the National Museum of Scotland in central Edinburgh, is the most popular attraction in the UK outside of London, attracting over 2 million visitors annually. Our mission is to address the challenges of our age through creativity, innovation, collaboration and partnership. Our focus is to promote diversity and inclusion, to be a respected resource for understanding the crises facing the natural world, and to continue to inspire our audiences worldwide.

Following the success of Monkeys! A Primate Story and Body Beautiful we will present our new touring exhibition, Audubon’s Birds of America. This rich and beautiful exhibition combines natural sciences and exquisite artworks to uncover the story behind one of the world’s largest, most valuable books, whilst re-examining the man who created it and his legacy for the biodiversity crisis today.


lililillilil is a French studio for immersive creation founded by directors Annabelle Mauger and Julien Baron, pioneers of digital immersive exhibitions and creators of the international exhibitions Imagine Van Gogh, Imagine Monet and Imagine Picasso.

At Museum Connections 2024, lililillilil will present its brand-new exhibition, designed for an international audience. This new immersive experience will offer original storytelling with a contemporary design. Thanks to the launch of its own creative studio, lililillilil has centralized its artistic and technical resources, ensuring greater protection for its original creations.

Innovation is also reflected in the three installation solutions for this exhibition:

  • tailor-made collaboration
  • content for equipped venues
  • disruptive, ready-to-show solution: lil box. This turnkey, cost-effective service with 48-hour set-up and 24-hour dismantling guarantees a spectacular experience for the public.

The Science Museum Group are a world-leading group of science museums, comprising of Science Museum, London, Science and Industry Museum, Manchester, National Science and Media Museum, Bradford, National Railway Museum, York,  Locomotion, Shildon and Science and Innovation Park, Wiltshire. Welcoming over 5 million visitors across our sites each year, we celebrate the ways in which science shapes every aspect of our lives.

We look forward to introducing our latest developments in interactive science experiences, with our current touring exhibitions: Turn It Up! The Power of Music – a fun, vibrant exhibition exploring the fascinating science behind how profoundly music affects our lives; Operation Ouch! Food, Poo, and You a hilarious, highly interactive, and sometimes gross (!) exhibition exploring health and the human body, in particular the digestive system; Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of Imagination – a dynamic, exciting exhibition which uncovers how science and science fiction inspire each other, and the power of imagination.

PANART is a globally active firm with over two decades of expertise in fine art exhibitions. It was founded by a team of accomplished museum professionals which are deeply passionate about art and dedicated to elevating visitor experiences through world-class exhibitions. Both museums and private collectors are represented, making their unparalleled collections available to institutions of all sizes. PANART is committed to serving an extensive network of museums and art institutions worldwide by presenting them with an exceptional selection of ready-to-exhibit, thematic, single-source fine art collections, ensuring great exposure and attracting new audiences.

Nicholas Kondoprias, President of PANART, will present an innovative exhibition model which is based on encouraging museums and art institutions to put their signatures on each specific project but also facilitating the entire process.

Nomad Exhibitions (based in Edinburgh, UK) specialises in innovative and expertly designed temporary, touring and permanent exhibitions for museums, galleries and cultural venues worldwide.

The award-winning team at Nomad is dedicated to fostering meaningful and enduring cultural partnerships with museums and their visitors. They achieve this through a diverse touring exhibitions programme, showcasing world-class collections with innovative design, curatorial excellence and interpretation and environmental responsibility.

Nomad Exhibitions will present its pioneering approach to sustainable exhibition design with a core focus on reducing emissions across all activities. They operate a zero-waste, zero-landfill policy for all touring exhibitions. Through considered design, Nomad’s exhibitions are designed to pack into low volumes and carefully selected materials and design choices ensure longevity of all exhibition components.


Cap Sciences is Bordeaux’s science centre in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine. We welcome 150,000 visitors every year to our family exhibitions and events. We also reach more than 200,000 people through our touring activities. With a team of over 50 people working in fields ranging from conception to dissemination and mediation, we’ve been creating our exhibitions for nearly 30 years!

We will introduce one of them on the theme of light: Luminopolis.

Although at the crossroads of several scientific subjects, we knew that it would not necessarily be a ‘blockbuster’ topic for our audiences. We then decide to innovate through form, by taking inspiration from ‘Escape Rooms’, these escape games in which you have to solve puzzles to escape, which were flourishing at the time.

How can we use the mechanics of these games, so popular with young people, while avoiding their constraints? What innovative ways has content gamification created for the transmission of knowledge and audience engagement?

Contemporanea Progetti is a company based in Florence, Italy, specialized for +25 years in the development and organization of temporary exhibitions worldwide as well as in numerous museum consulting services.

At MuseumConnections 2024 we are glad to present new innovating exhibition projects touring worldwide soon and in development: Diving Deep, Sunken Treasure, Ancient Seas is CP’s new special exhibition on the fascinating topic of underwater archaeology as it is practiced today: we have dived deep to recount stories hidden behind mosaics, ancient reliefs and stuates, submerged in our sea. A special focus is given to the Mediterranean Sea and to the extraordinary achievements of modern science and new technologies in retrieving and restoring our submerged cultural heritage.

New art projects in development will also be unveiled: Joan Mirò, Between Art and Poetry on the extraordinary artistic work of the renowned Catalan painter and his relationship with the literary scene of the French avant-garde; The Allure of the Modern Woman. From Boldini, Sironi, to Picasso, presenting 50 wonderful original female portraits of the 19th and 20th century.

MEDARTEC is an Italian distribution and production company that brings Immersive Media Experiences, specializing in art and culture, to your local venue. We create awe inspiring innovative events, made by a team of technology experts and art historians, using the latest digital technologies that engage all ages. 

At the conference, we will bring to light how edutainment through new technology, music, and curated content, widening the scope of what traditional cultural encounters have to offer, can create new sensorial connections to art, and multiple learning possibilities. We will illustrate the potential of VR, AR, Kinetic, projections, and other forms of reproduction, introducing our latest creative developments in Immersive Media Experiences.

Tempora is a family-owned belgian company founded in 1998, Designing, building and operating temporary, permanent and touring exhibitions in various artistic and cultural domains. Over the years Tempora has developed internationally. In France, we operate in the Musée Maillol in Paris, have a long term partnership with La Sucrière in Lyon and a collaboration with Strasbourg Events since 2023.

The team will present the following exhibitions: Pompeii, The immortal city, an exhibition that plunges the visitor into the heart of the drama and the ruins of the ancient city with immersive moments; Elliott Erwitt, A Retrospective, a photography exhibition dedicated to the work of the renowned artist; The Little Prince, among humans, is more than a biographical retrospective, this exhibition puts into perspective Saint Exupéry’s most famous book by taking visitors through unforgettable immersive experiences; Johnny Hallyday, an exhibition to honor the famous singer with an immersive concert and items. 

Façade silos La Sucrière ©Ingrid Moya

GL events manages and operates a network of +55 event venues (exhibition centres, convention centres, receptive and multifunctional spaces) located in 26 destinations in France and abroad. GL events Venues network facilitates the planning, coordination and follow-yup of all types of events. Our teams have developed expertise and specific know-how in hosting cultural and entertainment events.

We will present how, among our venues network, dedicated spaces have developed specialized facilities for exhibitions and cultural experiences, adapted to the constraints and requirements related to this type of event. Our team will share how major exhibitions enrich the programming of our event venues, such as La Sucrière in Lyon, the Parc des Expositions de Strasbourg or Paris Montreuil Expo, and how all our places can be tomorrow the new setting of international cultural events.

The Grand Palais Immersif is an affiliate of the Réunion des Musées Nationaux – Grand Palais dedicated to the production of digital, immersive and innovative exhibitions and their international presentation. Its goal: to make art accessible to the greatest number, by exploiting digital innovation in all its forms. The digital exhibitions developed by Grand Palais Immersif and its partners aim to provide a spectacular artistic experience, and explain a work, artist or movement, by offering a viewpoint and keys to understanding, arousing emotions whilst remaining scientifically based.

At the conference, the GPI team will introduce the versatile approach their team has developed to digital innovation and scientific curation to create unique immersive and interactive experiences, showcasing examples from their immersive productions: HACKING THE CITY, urban art in the digital age opening Dec. 6 th; MUCHA, beyond Art Nouveau; VENICE REVEALED; MONA LISA, an immersive exhibitionPOMPEII immersive.

Attending the session

This first session will take place on Tuesday 16 January 2024 from 2PM to 3PM at the Museum Connections event at the Porte de Versailles in Paris. The replay will then be shared on the Teo platform. Free registration

Touring Exhibitions Pavilion

Come and meet international producers, specialists and the Teo team on the Touring Exhibitions Pavilion at the heart of Museum Connections. Join us for a coffee after the conference sessions. Pavilion

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