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

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, for conference bookings, museum organizations’ network meetings etc.


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.


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.


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.


New project manager at Kvorning

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.


Kongskilde Nature Centre

Kvorning Design & Communication wins a tender issued by Kongskilde Nature Centre with an audience-centered concept – adults as well as children, nature-lovers and active people, visitors and residents – and combine sensory experiences with learning.

‘The concept meets our desire for an exhibition which engages the audience and give people an experience while it also features lots of classic dissemination,’ argues The Nature Agency, unit Storstrøm.


Kvorning is going underground again!

Kvorning is going underground again! We are thrilled to share the good news from Delphi, Greece: “I am in the very pleasant position to announce that our cooperation was approved by the board. Kvorning Design & Communication was agreed to undertake the Vagonetto Fokis Mining Park project”.  Thus we will soon be working on new exhibitions underground and above at Greece’s largest bauxite mine located close to Delphi.


Chinese tombs in international travelling exhibition

Kvorning Design & Communication signs cooperation agreement with Shaanxi History Museum and China Art Collection Cultural Development in Xi’an, China and will develop an international travelling exhibition for the exceptional wall paintings of the Tang Dynasty tombs.


Harteværket Visitorcentre open to the public

Once Denmark’s biggest hydropower plant, now a cultural heritage and family attraction, Harteværket Visitorcentre, Kolding, was opened by Danish minister of energy, utilities and climate Lars Chr. Lilleholt.

Kvorning Design & Communication has provided the exhibition concept, design manuals, signage and dissemination concept. Both concepts and materials have been developed in close collaboration with the staff and management at Harteværket, as well as NIRAS and Baumann Boe-Whitehorn Arkitekter.

Still producing electricity, Harteværket is indeed an authentic setting. In the magnificent old turbine hall and the fascinating basement with its huge, red pipes, both grownups and kids can observe how water is turned into electricity. The centre also features a water playground which lets the little ones play and explore the subject on their own terms.


New assistant at Kvorning

We bid our new assistant Solvej Kørner Brekling, 19, welcome. Solvej loves to cook food for lots of people.