Art historian, university professor, exhibition curator and museum planner. From 1990 to 1994 managing director of the Museumsquartier Errichtungs- und Betriebsgesellschaft Wien. 1994 Foundation of the company, which is internationally dedicated to museological planning and exhibition organisation as well as cultural development plans. Dieter Bogner is founder and Chairman of the Board of the Friedrich und Lillian Kiesler Privatstiftung, Vienna, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York. Together with Gertraud Bogner, he manages Kunstraum Buchberg, Schloss Buchberg.


Wendy Coones heads the Exhibition Strategies Division. She received a fine arts degree in New Genres at the San Francisco Art Institute. After receiving an M.Ed. in Educational Research & Philosophy, she began working in museums as an exhibition developer of international cultural and scientific exhibits. Institutions where she has worked range from a Science & History Museum in Texas, a Space Science Center in California to the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. Since 2005 she has been on the academic staff at the Department for Image Science responsible for curricula development, teaching working professionals, and support of research initiatives. She is responsible for master of arts programs related to digital cultural life, its histories and futures and is currently primary coordinating staff for an EU-funded Erasmus Mundus European Master of Excellence program in Media Arts Cultures.

Frank Den Oudsten

Frank den Oudsten, born in Streefkerk, lives in Amsterdam and works internationally.
He is a scenographer, media artist and professor of scenography and now works at various colleges and universities. He studied technical physics, photography and film. In addition to performative experiments on and for the stage, his professional practice includes all media installations in an exhibition context for the Dutch Architecture Institute in Rotterdam, the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, the Rijksmuseum Kröller Müller in Otterlo, the Centraal Museum in Utrecht, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt am Main and the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie in Karlsruhe. Frank den Oudsten develops overall concepts for narrative spaces and uses both traditional and advanced media technologies to present objects and content. He is currently preparing a publication on the theory of scenography which will be published by Ashgate Publishers in London in 2010.

Wolfgang DENK

One of the pioneers of the museum landscape in Austria and internationally renowned artist. Prof. Denk was director of the Kunsthalle Krems and is the founding initiator of the Museums-Zentrums Mistelbach, MZM Lebenswelt Weinviertel & Hermann Nitsch Museum, Direktor des Hermann Nitsch Museum Mistelbach an der Zaya. (opened 2007). He is Founder is the Susanne Wenger Foundation, Kunstmeile Krems.

The museum.zentrum.mistelbach is integrated into a comprehensive cultural landscape concept that allows visitors to experience the specific characteristics of the Weinviertel and, at the same time, leads to the artistic realisation of the works of Hermann Nitsch.


Curator and cultural theorist, lecturer at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, author of numerous specialist publications on cultural-historical and linguistic topics, among others: Felderer, Brigitte/Strouhal, Ernst: Rare Künste. On the Cultural and Media History of Magic Art 2007. Curator of the exhibition Phonorama
A cultural history of the voice as a medium, ZKM Karlsruhe 2004 and Wunschmachine, Welterfindung. A History of Visions of Technology, Kunsthalle Wien (Wiener festwochen 1996)


Stefan Iglhaut is an exhibition developer and cultural manager and has been working at the interface between art, science and the public since the early 1990s. As curator of international exhibition projects and project manager of major events such as the theme park of the World Exposition EXPO 2000, he positioned himself in a field that brings together art, cultural history and the history of science. He brings together teams from all content and design disciplines to implement complex projects in a holistic, networked and multifaceted way. For him, content and visual imagination are inextricably linked. Stefan Iglhauts' editorial staff and editorship also produce books, catalogues and electronic publications, especially on the boundaries and transitions between science, art, media and society. He teaches at home and abroad.

Christopher LINDINGER

For more than two decades, Christopher Lindinger has been dealing with the social effects of new technologies and the associated cultures of innovation. He studied computer science at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, did research as a visiting researcher at the University of Illinois at Chicago on the supercomputer visualization of abstract mathematical models and developed software for the US space agency NASA, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and the computer games industry. His interest in interdisciplinary research and digital culture brought him to Ars Electronica in 1997, where he was instrumental in setting up the Ars Electronica Futurelabs in the late 1990s. He completed a postgraduate cultural management degree in Salzburg and, as co-director of the Ars Electronica Futurelabs since 2002, has been responsible for the media lab's research activities. His work today is strongly characterized by R&D collaborations with industry and science. Together with international partners, he develops digital creativity support tools and investigates the potential of disruptive technologies such as VR, robotics and blockchain in social and entrepreneurial transformation processes.

Patricia MUNRO

Senior Partner Entheos Group - Strategy Consulting
zephyrus Projektgesellschaft - Visitor Research

The zephyrus project company - is dedicated to the optimization of structural conditions, exhibitions/events and institutional cultures by incorporating visitor-oriented concepts with the aim of promoting the visitor-friendliness of museums, information centers, company exhibitions, science centers and facilities in the leisure and entertainment sector.

Pat Munro advises companies and institutions on the design of project-specific feedback loops (evaluations) to optimise the creativity, quality and effectiveness of projects of all kinds.
Author in the field of evaluation and interactive dialogue-oriented approaches, speaker at conferences and seminars, co-author of the book Wegweiser Evaluation (2009).

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