Culture Workshop VIII: Exhibition planning and design

Andromache Gkazi

This workshop aims at familiarising students with all the skills that are necessary for planning, designing, and organising exhibitions in museums and other cultural venues. Each step of exhibition production is analysed through a combination of lectures, exhibition visiting, and discussion of specific case studies; this is followed by a thorough examination of the basic principles and methods of exhibition planning and design. Overall, the discussion centres around three main parameters which shape all exhibitions: objects, space, and people.

Students are then asked to plan, organise, and curate an exhibition at a museum or other cultural institution in Athens. Ten exhibitions have been successfully set up to date:

  1. “Byzantine visits”, Byzantine and Christian Museum (2008)
  2. “Mr Schliemann is not here”, Numismatic Museum (2009)
  3. “Ancient theatre – Metamorphoses: 6th c. BCE – 21st c. CE”, Athenais cultural centre (2010)
  4. “The Agora” permanent exhibit, Hellenic Children’s Museum (2011)
  5. “Political comic strips in times of crisis”, Pop up 123 cultural space (2012)
  6. “136 Syngrou Avenue”, Panteion University (2013)
  7. “Gazi, are you listening?”, Industrial Gas Museum (2016)
  8. “… stories behind History”, National Historical Museum (2017)
  9. “Theatre at the fingertips” permanent exhibition, MAIRIVI Theatre/Workshop (2018)
  10. “The attic” permanent exhibit, Hellenic Children’s Museum (2019)




Τel.: - 210-920 1431 Mrs Konidi Niki, 
  Undergraduate students affairs
 - 210-920 1428 Mrs Thedorou Vasiliki,
  Postgraduate student affairs
 - 210-920 1064 Karalis Dimitris, 
  Executive secretary


Student services hours at the Secretariat [2nd floor of the old building]: every Tuesday 10:00 - 13:00

For certifications, letters of confirmation etc., students are assisted by the Student Services Centre in the quadrangle of the New Building, which operates daily from 9:30 – 13:30