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Bring the wonder of the Smithsonian to your community with our traveling exhibitions. Backed by world-class research and expertise, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services (SITES) offers exhibitions in a variety of formats, sizes, and subject matter. From untold stories and forgotten histories to timely exhibitions about climate change, space exploration and biodiversity, we are focused on sparking curiosity and fostering engagement.



Mission

We present science and technology as something to be seen and experienced and illustrate its cultural significance by exhibiting unique masterpieces. We inspire people to play an active role in shaping the future.  The Deutsches Museum with its branch museums is an outstanding place for communicating scientific and technical knowledge and for a constructive dialogue between science and society. Established in 1903, it is among the world’s oldest museums of science and technology and, with total exhibition space of 66,000 square m², one of the largest. Its unique collection of original exhibits makes Deutsches Museum a leading international venue for celebrating science and technology as a cultural endeavour. As a major German research museum of national significance, it is supported by the state of Bavaria, the federal government and the German states and is a member of the Leibniz Association. The Deutsches Museum fulfils a national mission for collecting and preserving historically significant objects from the world of science and technology and conducts research in the history of those fields and the related social transformations. With its exhibitions and accompanying events and activities, it bridges the gap between research and education and thus helps to foster innovation in our society. The entertaining communication of basic ideas of science and technology is geared to the target groups and provides an overview of historical developments while offering insights into the latest research. It allows people of all ages to gain an understanding of the research process while presenting scientific and technological topics and their impact on our lives in an accessible way. The Deutsches Museum addresses controversial issues and acts as a venue where people can exchange ideas, form their own opinions, and participate in the world of science and technology. In this way it offers orientation in an increasingly complex world in which science and technology place a decisive role and enables museum visitors to reach informed decisions and act as informed citizens in political decision-making processes.

The Jean Lamour Institute is a Joint Research Unit which brings together a unit from the CNRS, The French National Centre for Scientific Research, and the University of Lorraine in Nancy, France. The Institute is one of the largest laboratories dedicated to research on materials in Europe, from the creation of new materials to the development of new innovative applications that respond to societal challenges.

In parallel to its research activities, the Institute is committed to promote access to scientific culture for the largest audiences and to foster connections between fundamental research and the general public. The objective is to share “Science in the Making”, as per Jean Perrin*’s famous expression, to make the public aware of the scientific approach developed by the researcher. The experimental and interactive exhibition MAGNETIC, which has been entirely designed by the research laboratory, is an expression of this commitment.

The Jean Lamour Institute benefits from a particularly stimulating environment, fostering the development of transversal innovative actions that are aimed to share the scientific experience with the largest audiences. This environment gathers in particular:

* Jean Perrin: French physicist (1870 – 1942), winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1926 for his experimental work demonstrating the existence of the atom, a major stakeholder of the creation of the Palais de la découverte in Paris in 1937.

Low-cost exhibitions on environmental and sustainability themes

Curating Tomorrow develops affordable exhibitions on environmental and sustainability topics. The first of these, ‘Nature and Climate Change’, is based around specially commissioned illustrations of animals and plants affected by climate change in different ways, accompanied by educational information on the great diversity of ways that climate change impacts upon nature. This approach to touring exhibitions shows that touring can be low carbon, and tailored to local circumstances. The exhibition has been specially developed to be suitable for museums, aquaria, schools, zoos and other educational settings, drawing on Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship Education.


A consultancy to help museums support sustainable development

Curating Tomorrow is a consultancy for museums and the heritage sector, helping them draw on their unique resources to enhance their contributions to society and the natural environment, the Sustainable Development Goals, climate action and nature conservation. Curating Tomorrow can help you develop your exhibition content, and connect with the big picture. Curating Tomorrow works to connect people with policy agendas – including the Paris Climate Agreement, Convention on Biological Diversity and SDGs – in inspiring and enjoyable ways, promoting people’s active participation in imagining and creating the future we want.

We are a company with ten years of experience in the world of art. We offer all types of art related services, designed for all types of customers, whether public or private. One of our main services is the organisation of art exhibitions: for example, we have taken the work of Gaudí and the City of Barcelona to Japan, South Korea, Moscow and Amsterdam. Our personnel has vast experience in many sectors and this enables us to be highly flexible, innovative, and very competitive in many aspects.In summary, Aurea is a global partner in the world of art, capable of meeting all types of necessities; from certification of a work of art to the logistic management of an exhibition in any part of the world.Seriousness, professionalism, and passion for what we do are our rationale; and also the reason why our customers are loyal to us.

HERITΛGE runs a backbone education series for practitioners with a minimum of five years experience, Executive Leadership Workshops for leading professionals, summer field schools for senior students and junior practitioners and an MA in Heritage Management training both current and future heritage managers. The Executive Leadership Education program is a series of 3 to 6-day intensive workshops designed for practitioners who wish to advance the preservation and management of heritage sites. Aware of the fact that these individuals are most often too busy to attend any but the most focused and intensive programs, we have partnered with experts in each of the substantive fields, to provide quality focused workshops on a number of important aspects of heritage management: Successful Fundraising for Heritage Managers Interpretive Writing for Natural and Cultural Heritage Strategy Organizing Temporary Exhibitions from your Collections and Touring Strategies Digital Tools for Heritage Management Human Resource Management Communication Strategy and Strategic Marketing for Cultural Organizations Personal Interpretation for Natural and Cultural Heritage Brand New Thinking for Heritage The sum is greater than the parts: Collaboration is a basic tenet of HERITΛGE. Besides weaving an invaluable global network among participants, collaborative programs generate great dynamics, potential and opportunities.Since 2011, the Museum of Natural History of Toulouse has been touring its exhibitions in Europe, South America, Asia and Africa. The Museum of Toulouse draws on the expertise of its renowned scientists, and makes available fun and high-quality exhibitions, combined with a reknowned museography.Since 2018, the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle offers a new way to rent its exhibitions: tailored to your needs and digitally delivered. Our exhibitions adapt to the venue taking into account museographic objectives, the audience and the layout of the site.

Founded in Florence, Italy, Contemporanea Progetti is a company specialized in the conception, organization and production of temporary exhibitions that feature the artistic, archaeological, historical and cultural patrimony of Italy, Europe and Eastern cultures, recognized for cultural, educational and scientific quality. Through +20 years of experience, our company has acquired a specific expertise that enables us to manage and develop any service related to museums and/or exhibitions.


We collaborate with worldwide museums and entertainment venues in the design of tailor-made exhibitions based on the needs and spaces of each venue. We partner with Italian museums to valorize their collections and add value, promoting them in a global network all over the world.

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