ICOM ÖsterreichIn cooperation with ICOM Austria, the Center for Image Science of the Danube University awards a part-scholarship for participation in the program "Exhibition Development". The renowned program will start on May 31,2021 for the tenth time in the UNESCO World Cultural Landscape Wachau. The course is planned in hybrid mode, some parts of the course will take place on-campus (if Covid-19 allows it) others via online teaching (blended learning). The teaching on-campus will be live streamed via conference software to enable everyone to participate. 

Scholarship application DEADLINE - April 18, 2021

Course Start - May 31, 2021 

Send digital application materials (motivation letter and Europass CV) to zbw@donau-uni.ac.at 



The scholarship is for the amount of 2,250 €. The scholarship covers half the participation costs of the course.



The target group is working professionals who want to deepen and build up their theoretical and practical knowledge, as well as emerging professionals looking for new perspective in their career. Staff in museums, collections and similar institutions, promoters and curators of art, culture or science, staff in tourist or leisure learning establishments and anyone building or updating their skills in exhibition project realization are potential applicants.
The target audience of the ICOM Austria Scholarship in Exhibition Development is emerging professionals in various stages of their careers who would benefit from a "crash-course" to accelerate their skills beyond learning-by-doing, or those who seek access to cutting-edge developments in the field.



A jury composed of both institutions decides on the award.
The half-scholarship is eligible for all nationalities. Award criteria take into consideration aspects of relevance, impact and development potential.



This modularized and low-residency certified program offered in English imparts the core skills of contemporary exhibition practice. In addition to individual study and project work at your home location, students gather for two intense week-long seminars offered as hybrid teaching with internationally active practitioners.



Patricia MUNRO (exhibition evaluator), Christiane PAUL (curator; Whitney Museum of Art), Stefan IGLHAUT (exhibition designer & museum planner), Oliver GRAU (research professor for Image Science; Danube University), Florian WIENCEK (Fluxguide, Vienna), Dr. Dieter BOGNER (museum planner), Enrique GUITART (freelance curator and exhibit developer); Lev MANOVICH (CUNY, Cultural Analytics Lab), Wendy COONES (head of teaching in Ex-Dev, MediaArtHistories and Media Arts Cultures at DanubeU), and others.



As part of the post-graduate masters program at the Center for Image Science, credits earned in Exhibition Development can be combined with other programs like MediaArtHistories, Photography, Image & Science, Collections Studies and Management, or Digital Collections Management to upgrade to an academic expert or masters degree.



located 70km from Vienna in the UNESCO world heritage Wachau region, DanubeU specializes in advanced low-residency degree programs for working professionals and life-long learners. Portions of the modules are held at DanubeU’s seminar rooms in the Göttweig Monastery, a 14th century building remodeled to fit the needs of modern media arts research in singular surroundings.

International students who chose to live in Austria between the modules of May-August may be eligible to apply for Erasmus+ credit mobility funds. Ask your university international office for help.

Further information on the program and application form:






Cornelia Zierlinger

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