Meet Kvorning Design & Communication at the Museums Association Conference & Exhibition 2017 Show in Manchester on 16-18 November!
Visit our stand 23 for a chat about exhibition design, interior design and graphic artwork! Enjoy our on-stand demos on Thursday, 14.15 and Friday, 11.15 – ‘The Big Apple’ – Do you need an exhibition concept? Maybe a 3.5m big apple, a full-size shark or dino? Come to find out how Kvorning can help!
Kvorning Design & Communication attends IMCC, The International Museum Construction Congress in Copenhagen on November 5-7, 2017 as sponsor and speaker.
Passionate about exhibition, architect and senior exhibition designer Arne Kvorning will elaborate on the important collaboration among client, curators, planners, architects – and the exhibition designers. The museum is constructed to house an exhibition – so let us work together from the start. Remember the exhibitions!
Sustainable cultural tourism in the Middle East region is on the agenda in week 44.
Kvorning Design & Communication participates in 2nd Annual Cultural Tourism Middle East in Dubai as supporting partner, speaker and exhibitor with LEGO minifigures like last year. Ready to network!
More info about the conference here – https://culturaltourismme.iqpc.ae/
The Prison Museum in Horsens made it to the finals and top ten in The Luigi Micheletti Awards presented by The European Museum Academy at this year’s ceremony hosted in Skopje, Macedonia. The jury’s motivation was that the Prison Museum has contributed to making Horsens, a former prison town, a positive experience and the jury also praised the authentic prison narratives. In total 32 museums were competing for the The Luigi Micheletti Award.
The Prison Museum also fighted head to head in the finals at the museum business’ world championships, The Best in Heritage 2017, at the annual global conference taking place in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Making the finals and being appointed as one of Europe’s 10 most influential museums this year, is a great achievement both for the Prison Museum and for exhibition designers Kvorning Design & Communication! Big congratulations to the Prison Museum and everybody on board the team!
Museum Documentation Centre in Zagreb has invited Arne Kvorning to share Kvorning Design & Communication’s experiences with international exhibition concepts with special focus on the Prison Museum in Horsens and dissemination of world heritages in general.
On the themes ’Magic places and magic moments/ Behind bars’ Arne Kvorning speaks about the importance of close collaborations between the exhibition designer and the museum at all stages of the process- from initial idea to final visitor experience. He also speaks about finding a base in the content and let the story and the vision influence the concept and the form. The Prison Museum’s exhibition, ’Lorentzen’s tunnel’ and lots of international cultural heritage projects, from Norway to Qatar, will be presented as case stories.
The Prison Museum in Horsens has been nominated for two major, international awards which will be given out at ceremonies in Croatia and Macedonia this week: The Luigi Micheletti Award, which EMA, The European Museum Academy awards an European museum which communicate European history of the 20th century in an innovative way, and Best in Heritage 2017, which is the European Heritage Association’s award for influential projects.
Last year the Prison Museum received the Museums+Heritage Award 2016 for best international exhibition and The InAVation Award 2016 for Europe’s best AV-based storytelling.
Setting off in 2012, Kvorning Design & Communication and The Prison Museum in Horsens have been collaborating closely on concept development, exhibition design and implementation. The transformation of Horsens State Penitentiary into one of the world’s foremost prison museums has been carried out in four stages from 2012 to 2017.
Welcome to Sofie Tjæreborg Clausen, our new assistant per September 1, 2017. Sofie graduated from Christianshavns Gymnasium’s Natural Science Programme in June.
This year Kvorning’s annual field trip took us to sunny Brussels and Rotterdam. An inspiring and well-adjusted programme included visits to Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Parlamentarium, House of European History, ADAM, Atomium, Train World, Museum Rotterdam, Belasting & Douane Museum, Maritiem Museum and cosy restaurants and bars with lovely food, Belgian beer, wine and drinks.
MUSEUMS+HERITAGE SHOW 2017, LONDON. 17+18 MAY 2017 AT WEST HALL, OLYMPIA, STAND F6.
Speech by Exhibition Designer Arne Kvorning: “Touching the untouchable – how to bring back life to listed buildings and heritage sites from Norway to Qatar”.
Workshop run by Kvorning Design & Communication and 10 Tons: “How to create a 3.5 meter large apple”.
Kvorning’s address in Norway has been changed to –
Kvorning Design & Communication ApS
NO: c/o Alliance AS · Billingstadsletta 19 A · 1396 Billingstad
Kvorning Design & Communication often participates in museum conferences in Denmark and abroad. With exhibition stands, and as speakers sharing our insights on exhibition design, interpretation of cultural heritage, cultural tourism etc.
National Trust, Hardwick Hall, England. Exhibition designer Arne Kvorning: ‘How to enliven old buildings with special attention to cultural and world heritages’. February 2017
Arctic Design Week, Rovaniemi, Finland. Exhibition designer Arne Kvorning: ‘How to create excellent customer experience with design’. 23-24 February 2017
ODM Conference, Aarhus, Denmark. Exhibition stand. 7 March 2017
Museums+Heritage Show 2017, London, England. Exhibition Designer Arne Kvorning: ‘Touching the untouchable – how to bring back life to listed buildings and heritage sites from Norway to Qatar’. May 2017
Best in Heritage 2017, Dubrovnic, Croatia. Exhibition designer Arne Kvorning: ‘The transformation of Horsens State Prison to state of the art prison museum’. 28-30 September 2017
Museum Documentation Centre, Zagreb, Croatia. Exhibition designer Arne Kvorning: ‘How to bring back life to listed buildings and heritage sites from Norway to Qatar’. 2 October 2017
2nd Annual Cultural Tourism Middle East, Dubai, UAE. ‘How can you attract visitors to your cultural attractions?’ Exhibition designer Arne Kvorning: ‘Bring back life … Storytelling through scenography and exhibition design’. Exhibition stand. 1-2 November 2017
Museums Association Show, Manchester, UK. Exhibition stand. 16-17 November 2017
International Museum Construction Congress 2017. Copenhagen, Denmark. Exhibition Designer Arne Kvorning: ‘Remember the exhibitions. Co-operation between exhibition designers and museums when conceptualizing new museums’. 5 November 2017.
Contact Gitte Olsson, email@example.com for conference bookings, museum organizations’ network meetings etc.
When the bells ring out at midnight and 2017 sets off, Kvorning Design & Communication can formally celebrate 25 years in the exhibition business. Designing and producing exhibitions around the globe, Arne Kvorning’s journey took off in 1992. Later forming one of the biggest Danish and Nordic teams working on the international scene, his line-up has now made it into the league of the world’s 10 most influential exhibition design agencies.
The upcoming New Year’s Eve is a historic milestone for Kvorning Design & Communication and marks 25 years in the exhibition business. Since 1992 the Copenhagen based exhibition team has created magic rooms and moments for people in more than 50 countries around the globe. Blending architecture, narration and design, vivid and vibrant exhibitions are formed, and by means of dramaturgic effects and narrative techniques from film production the agency’s modern dissemination captivate audiences worldwide.
Delphi, Dover, Dubai …
The Kvorning team design exhibitions of any kind; simple or complex, big or small. Keeping the doors open, over the years the design jobs have become bigger and more advanced and the invitations to tender for the world’s biggest exhibition assignments arrive with increasing frequency. Right now the team is working on several major projects: At Shannxi History Museum in Xi’an, China, Kvorning is designing a touring exhibition around a series of inaccessible, underground tombs with unique frescos from the Tang dynasty through virtual reality, animations and movies. Kvorning is also designing for the visitor centre at Greece’s largest bauxite mine for The Vagonetto Fokis Mining Park in Delphi. A few years ago Kvorning conceptualized, designed and installed one of English Heritage’s most popular tourist attractions, Dover Secret Wartime Tunnels. Here Kvorning won the competition for the exhibition telling the tale of how approximately 400 000 allied soldiers were rescued from the beaches of Dunkirk during WW2. This operation was masterminded and organized in the tunnel system reaching far into the white cliffs of Dover. In Dubai and other emirates several interesting competitions are ongoing. In Norway, one of Kvorning’s key markets, the team is working on designs for Norwegian Petroleum Museum in Stavanger, Norsk Jektefartsmuseum at Bodø and no less than eight Norwegian world heritage sites listed by UNESCO. The agency is indeed also producing for their home market; recently the Prison Museum in Horsens, which Kvorning revitalized with storytelling, projections, interactive elements, light, sounds and smells, was awarded several international prizes. Last week Kvorning finished in a very honorary second place in fierce competition with nine international exhibition designers as Lead Exhibition Designer for the exhibitions at the world’s largest archaeological museum, Grand Egyptian Museum, in Cairo.
Lennart Skjødt joins Kvorning Design & Communication as new project manager on November 1, 2016. Lennart has previously worked with Cool Grey, Exponent, Stougaard, Gramstrup Design, NNE etc. We are convinced that our clients and our team will benefit his experience within our field and look forward to have him on board for future international projects.
We bid our new assistant Solvej Kørner Brekling, 19, welcome. Solvej loves to cook food for lots of people.
We bid Kvorning’s new intern Alecsander Glerup Larsen, 21, welcome. Alecsander will spend five months, i.e. September 2016 – January 2017 with us, before returning to the Technical University of Denmark.
Kvorning takes part in the international museum conference ICOM 2016 in Milan 3-9 July.
Welcome to our stand at 5B, we are looking forward to discuss exhibition design with you!
Horsens Prison Museum, Horsens Museum and Kvorning Design & Communication win second international award – The International Award 2016 at The Museums+Heritage Award Show 18 May 2016 in London.
The judges find Horsens Prison Museum –
“Immersive and a highly personal, emotional experience with sensitive interpretation and a delicate use of different media, this winning project really showed the human story and not just one of the buildings it occupies”.
The Danish Prison Museum in Horsens and partners Kvorning Design & Communication and AV-HUSET win prestigious international InAVation Award 2016 as Best Visitor Attraction due to the museum’s brilliant storytelling.
Using advanced AV-technology the exhibition gives visitors a unique opportunity to follow 10 authentic identities – former inmates and prison officers – and learn the stories about their life on the inside. RFID-technology, animations, lights, sounds and lots of analogue effects form genuine experiences for youngsters and grown-ups while offering a rare opportunity to get a glimpse of an unknown world.
The InAVation Awards’ 10th. price giving ceremony took place at ISE 2016 trade show in Amsterdam on the 9. February, 2016.
We are moving to 71 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4BE, UK on 29 February, 2016.
As of June 1. 2015 Kvorning Design & Communication is registered as a limited company. New VAT no. is 37248819. The change of business structure is part of the bureau’s international growth strategy. Copenhagen (1992), Beijing (2010), London (2011), Oslo (2013) and plans for setting up in Stockholm in 2016. Ownership, team and focus on exhibition design, graphics and interior design remains the same as it has been during the bureau’s assignments in more than 50 countries around the world.
Maria Paszkowska, 25, is our new intern at Kvorning Design & Communication and will be with us from March 1 until June 30th 2015. She graduated in Architecture from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland, in 2014.
Frederikke Touborg Lund, 46, is our new project manager at Kvorning Design & Communication. She has a Diploma in Foreign Trade and leaves a position as Account and Negotiation Manager at We Love People.
Zida Bruun, 21, is our new our office assistant at Kvorning Design & Communication. The next year Zida will be in charge of our kitchen, help out with new biz and take care of meeting room schedules, our storage, office supplies, messenger services etc.
See you in Wales at Museums Association Conference & Exhibition in Cardiff from the 9 to 10 October? On 12 to 14 November you will find Kvorning Design & Communication in Kolding, Denmark taking part in ODM’s yearly trade briefing at Comwell Kolding. Exhibition and Design is the focal point at ‘Hands on in the age of digital dissemination – what works and what doesn’t?’ Arne Kvorning will present Kvorning Design & Communication’s take on the elements of the future – will they be tactile, computer based or something else?
The Bikuben Foundation announces that they will fund a brand new competition called ‘Vision’ aiming to put focus on visionary and innovative exhibition concepts. The competition invites museums and exhibition spaces focusing on art and art history to compete for 3 million Danish kronor which shall grant that the winning concept will be realized. Deadline for entering the competition is 19 December 2014.
Søren Kaare-Andersen, CEO of The Bikuben Foundation, says –
’We think that exhibitions have very special qualities. They can help put socially relevant themes on the agenda, they might spark debates, they can spread new light upon, or provide multiple perspectives on our history and they give their audiences outlooks and insights. We look forward to rewarding new, visionary ideas, and we hope that this kind of competition will set off a discussion about the nature of the good exhibition.’
Kvorning Design & Communication is of course thrilled to hear about the competition. Exhibitions as a media deserve more attention, and ‘Vision’ will undoubtedly contribute to that.
The calendar says its summer and everybody enjoy the long, warm and bright days. Right now, it doesn’t get any better!! It is time for a well-deserved time-out, to rewind and relax and to spend time with family, friends and personal projects — anything but work. Kvorning Design & Communication will be offline from 21 July to 3 August.
Kvorning Design & Communication has the pleasure of welcoming a member in the Kvorning-team: Aiste Kazlauskaite Rasmussen. Aiste will be working as a project coordinator on a large project for Opel; implementing a new identity programme with Opel- retailers in Sweden, Norway, Finland and the Baltic States. The project is handled together with Stig Müller Architects.
More than 200 happy guests came to celebrate – clients, partners, neighbours, family, friends and other lovely people came to Kvorning’s house warming party at Njalsgade 21E in May – It was an incredible party with DJs dancing and good food and drinks!