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Travelling Exhibits

Are you a museum or organization that would like to have your exhibit on display at the WDM?

The WDM develops permanent, temporary and travelling exhibits for all four WDM locations. Additionally, the WDM borrows temporary exhibits from other museums and organizations.

Exhibit topics are developed in accordance with goals outlined in the Museum’s Strategic Plan and related documents. The WDM maintains a Curatorial Committee responsible for the evaluation and selection of all exhibit proposals. WDM staff, other museums and members of the public may bring forward ideas for exhibits to the Curatorial Committee.

Travelling Exhibit Submissions

Pulses: The Ideal Partner by the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum. WDM photo.

Travelling exhibit offers from other museums, exhibit production companies and community organizations will be reviewed by the Curatorial Committee. Please include the following information with your inquiry:

  • Summary of exhibit themes
  • Square footage requirements
  • Costs (loan fees, predicted transportation costs, etc.)
  • Security and facility requirements
  • Labor and technical support required for set-up, maintenance and tear-down

Please send your submissions to Diana Savage, Director of Exhibits at dsavage@wdm.ca

Evaluation

Submissions and requests are evaluated based on the following criteria:

Schedule

Exhibit planning and development is a long-term process. The WDM plans its travelling and temporary exhibits well in advance aiming to have the exhibition schedule in place 2 to 3 years ahead of time. Due to the volume of submissions, responses may take up to 3 months.

Thank you for your interest in working with the WDM.


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