NEWS

16
May
2017

Off to London – See you there?

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”.

 

 

03
May
2017

Kongskilde Nature Centre – The portal to central Zealand

The new family attraction of the Danish Nature Agency at Kongskilde Nature centre opened on 30. April 2017. The centre serves as a portal to the beautiful, hilly landscape of central Zealand with lakes and forests almost at its doorstep. Kvorning Design & Communication designed the exhibition.

Kongskilde Nature centre is a fine exhibition filled to the brim with nature. The natural theme extends to materials and colours with interior details such as posters in birch veneer and green linoleum floors. Young and adult visitors are prepared for the sensory nature and culture experiences outdoors by an abundance of analogue and electronical offers.

Kvorning Design & Communication has supplied concept and exhibition design in collaboration with the Danish Nature Agency. Kongskilde Nature Centre close to Sorø offers lots of experiences for families and features both classic and interactive dissemination. The exhibition utilizes the space optimally and presents fine posters, mounted animals, exploration buttons and a seek-and-find-corner where kids and adults can contribute to the exhibition, upload their own photos at Kongskildes Facebook-page or just hang out.

Project assistant Elly Andersen, the Danish Nature Agency, says –

’We are thrilled to show our visitors the new nature centre. The area is fantastic to explore and features lovely nature experiences and interesting narratives. The exhibition also shares good stories and show how the whole family can discover those gems on their own. Eight thematic trails stretching 1 to5 km through the hilly landscape will take young and adult explorers into the heart of central Zealand’.

 

30
Mar
2017

Changed Kvorning address in Norway

Kvorning’s address in Norway has been changed to –

Kvorning Design & Communication ApS
NO: c/o Alliance AS · Billingstadsletta 19 A · 1396 Billingstad

 

27
Mar
2017

More glory for Horsens Prison Museum

Congratulations once again Horsens Prison Museum, this time awarded second prize in the competition Historiske Dages Fornyelsespris 2017.

Historiske Dages Fornyelsespris emphasizes and praises new, innovative, surprising and alternative ways to disseminate history and cultural heritage – ways which make them reach a broader audience.

The committee motivates the Prison Museum’s second prize with the following statement:

“The museum relates to a greater perspective, not only including the society, the offender and the sanctions but also the stories behind; for instance, how imprisonment of one parent affects families and children. Five additional sections at the museum’s exhibition, new website content and last, but not least, a Twitter-profile which focuses on the current debate on the rule of law and how we relate to those who have wronged society.”

Congratulations also to the winners Øhavsmuseet Faaborg and Anders Olling and Erik Havsteen landing the third prize. 19 contributions were nominated in total.

17
Mar
2017

‘The Compartment of Dreams’

The new temporary exhibition ’The Compartment of Dreams’ at The Danish Railway Museum exploring the Danes’ train journeys abroad is designed by Kvorning Design & Communication. The exhibition features both journeys in luxurious blue Wagons-Lits carriages destined for iconic destinations and the haphazardly Interrail journeys in the worn-down, red carriages of DSB. The two different ways of travel were both offered by Danish travel agencies in the beginning of the 1970’ies.

Poetic exhibition
’The Compartment of Dreams’ is a poetic exhibition which aims to make the visitors dream themselves; to put the everyday hassle behind and indulge themselves for a short moment. Hence, the 400 m2 exhibition space is structured like a train journey; before, under and after – the preparations with the travel agency, travel packing checklists and foreign currencies, the compartments, meals and dreams and finally arriving at Gare du Nord and the city of cities: Paris.

The essence of the journey
To ensure top-class experiences, the artefacts of the exhibition have been carefully selected and have been limited to an absolute minimum. Aiming to capture the essence and the mood of the journeys and, at the same time, provide a calm and spacious setting that stimulates contemplation. Uniform backgrounds streamline the expression and secures a consistent context across the setting while interactive and analogue features complement each other across the exhibition.

The Compartment of Dreams’ opens at The Danish Railway Museum in Odense, Denmark on 18. March 2017.

 

10
Mar
2017

‘The Compartment of Dreams’

The Association of Danish Museums (ODM / March 2017) presents the article ‘The compartment of Dreams’ about the Danish Railway Museum’s special exhibition about the Danes’ railway journeys abroad, which Kvorning Design & Communication has co-created. The exhibition opens 18 March – Take a trip to Odense and buy your ticket for the Wagon-Lits or Interrail. Enjoy your holiday and happy reading.

13
Feb
2017

Kvorning Conferences 2017

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

ODM Conference, Vejle, Denmark. Exhibition stand. 15-16 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. November 2017.

Contact Gitte Olsson, gitte@kvorning.dk for conference bookings, museum organizations’ network meetings etc.

19
Dec
2016

25 years in exhibition business

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.

15
Dec
2016

Concept for Museo Fisogni

Kvorning Design & Communication enters collaboration with Museo Fisogni in Tradate, Italy, and will create concept for an international travelling exhibition featuring the museum’s unique collection of complete inventories from old filling stations; i.e. vintage fuel dispensers, enamel plates, iconic Italian poster art, merchandise and more. The Museum is featured in Guinness Book of Records for having the world’s most comprehensive collection of these amazing artefacts – now the artefacts, their history and the smell of gasoline will reach an international audience, too.

08
Dec
2016

The Grand Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt

Kvorning Design & Communication lands a second place in the competition for the role as Lead Exhibition Designer for an enormous, international exhibition assignment – 93 000 m2 of exhibitions, equalling almost 19 football fields – for The Grand Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt after a secret run up during the last year.

The Grand Egyptian Museum is nothing less than the world’s biggest archaeological museum and once finalized it will also be the world’s largest museum in all genres. Kvorning lands an honorary second place and while the contract was won by Atelier Brückner, Germany. The world’s top 10 exhibition designers were invited to the competition. In the competition process ten became five, then three… Finally, two agencies were put to the test and after three interviews and negotiation rounds in Cairo during the last twelve months, the winner was elected.

“Usually we are not proud of second places, but this silver medal is an exception. We are extremely proud to receive it, even if first places are the only thing that counts in this game. So, our warmest congratulations to Atelier Brückner in Berlin – and thanks for the game”, says Arne Kvorning.

Henegan Peng Architects, Ireland has designed the museum which is being built north of the pyramids. The museum is planned to open in 2018.