Museum Network Conferences

Museum Network Conferences

Since 1996, the Vitra Design Museum has organized the international muscon conference in cooperation with annually changing local hosts. The aim of this conference is to promote the exchange of travelling exhibitions and other projects between museums in Europe, the United States and Asia-Pacific. muscon primarily focuses on institutions in the area of design and architecture, but is also open to museums in the fields of fine art, cultural history, science and other disciplines.
In addition to a annual conference for European museums, there is an annual muscon in the United States (since 2007) as well as in Asia-Pacific (since 2008). The muscon network has brought together more than 200 institutions and contributed significantly to an productive exchange of travelling exhibitions among leading international museums. The basic format of each muscon consists of 10 to 20 minute presentations by participants on current or upcoming travelling exhibitions. Each muscon also includes an informal accompanying programme, which facilitates networking among colleagues and professionals, site visits and local field trips.
To date, partners who have hosted muscon include the Victoria and Albert Museum, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Design Museum London, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Powerhouse Museum Sydney, Design Miami/ and The Wolfsonian—FIU and many others.

Upcoming Conferences

Upcoming Conferences

muscon 2019
This year's muscon host is the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Switzerland.
The dates of the conference are 2 – 5 October 2019.

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Past Conferences

Past Conferences


Europe

2018    Z33 - House for Contemporary Art and C-mine design
           centre, Hasselt and Genk, BE
2017    Ateneum Art Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art
            Kiasma / Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, FI

2016    MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary
            Art, Vienna, AT
2015    Museu del Disseny de Barcelona, ES
2014    Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, DE
2013    Atomium, CIVA – International Center for City,
           Architecture & Landscape, ­­­­­­­City of Brussels, BE
2012    National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, NO
2011    MUDE – Museu do Design e da Moda, Lisbon, PT
2010    V&A and Design Museum, London, UK
2009    Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, DK
2008    Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza, Vigo, ES
2007    L’Espace de l’Art Concret, Mouans Sartoux, FR
2006    Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich, CH
2005    Triennale di Milano, Milan, IT
2004    Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, CZ
2003    Kunsthal, NAI, Museum Boijmans Rotterdam, NL
2002    Artium Basque Museum-Center of Contemporary Art, Vitoria-Gasteiz, ES
2001    Vitra Design Museum Berlin, DE
1999    The Design Museum, London, UK
1998    Trapholt Museum of Modern Art and Design, Kolding, DK
1997    Groninger Museum, Groningen, NL
1996    Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, D

America

2008 –  
2018     Design Miami/, The Wolfsonian—FIU, Miami, USA
2007     Design Miami/, USA
2003     Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico City, MX

Asia-Pacific

2012    Hong Kong Design Centre, Hong Kong, HK
2011    Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, TW
2009    Design Nippon Association, Tokyo, JP
2008    City of Seoul, KR
2006    Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, AU