Proposals are invited for contributions to engage 34, on the theme of Experiencing Gallery Architecture.
We are interested in
contributions from colleagues worldwide, reflecting on practices and challenges
faced in different contexts, in relation to questions such as:
– What changes
are currently taking place in the design of museums and galleries? What is the
legacy of the signature building?
– How are
interior gallery spaces being designed? What proportion of space in new or
newly altered buildings is given to exhibition, retail, catering, events, or
– How are
museum or gallery spaces accommodating art forms such as sound art, live art,
performance, or participatory and digital art?
principles, priorities and constraints govern the design of learning space?
What tensions exist between architects visions, the practicalities of everyday
use, and funding constraints?
– How are
wider educational or social questions, such as sustainability, materials and
energy use, brought to bear on decisions about museum architecture?
education programmes have been devised as part of funding for a new build
project, what is the impact on the building itself and the opportunity to attract
new audiences? How is that educational work sustained once the building is completed?
– Is there
something to be learnt from abandoned plans and un built museum and gallery
– How does
temporary architecture, for instance pop-up spaces, relate to permanent
structures and institutions?
contractors Holmes and Wood aimed for the visitor to feel comfortably lost
within the exhibits. Is there a balance to be struck between over and under
organising of gallery space?
If you are interested in contributing to this
issue, please send an informal proposal of no more than 300 words, your
job/freelance title and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 2 December at 12noon.
Final articles lie
between 1,500 and 4,000 words. The submission deadline for engage 34 is Thursday
13 February 2014. We welcome contributions that make use of the engage
journals online format.
First published in 1996, the engage journal is
the international journal of visual art and gallery education. Each edition of
this twice-yearly online publication focuses on a separate theme to form a
definitive collection of work on all aspects of visual art and gallery
education. The journal can accessed by all engage members and institutional
subscription holders including libraries around the world. www.engage.org/journal