Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Australia. Britt Gaiser

Pop-up exhibitions are rapidly becoming popular, and for good reason, they are in new spaces, they showcase unique ideas and works, and above all, they feel urgent and exciting. Pop-ups allow exhibitions of all sizes to expand their programming, test out a new city or neighbourhood, and explore non-traditional exhibitions.

Pop-up galleries host temporary exhibitions that run for a day to a month or more, often held in a non-traditional space like a storefront or an artist’s studio. An inexpensive and easy way to temporarily increase the gallery’s footprint while avoiding the commitment of a long-term lease and staffing, this model offers flexibility, minimal overhead, and an additional revenue stream.


London Transport Museum Tetiana Shyshkina

You are to undertake research in order to get a better understanding of what is pop up exhibition and how to create one, the attached documents will provide all the information. You are encouraged to complete activities 1 and 2 of the tasks as outlined in the attached document.


You are to undertake some online research and look through the supported links with this quest and then response to the activities 1 and 2 in the 'Tasks' document attached. You are also to read the 'Process' document attached which provides some practical tips on ‘how’ to create pop up exhibition The video attached in the resources section also provides a step by step guide to creating a pop up exhibition. As the learner you are encouraged to watch this as part of your research.



Now you understand a little more about pop up exhibitions and how to create one. You also are aware pop-up exhibitions are not an existential threat to the traditional museum. Treated well, they can enhance visitor experiences and mean that a traditional museum exceeds its audience’s expectations. The temporary nature of pop-up exhibitions is not an indication of their lack of value, rather the reverse. Pop-up exhibitions may make the public re-imagine what a museum is.


Learning Outcomes

  • Pop-up Exhibitions is an excellent way to provide adults with skills that enable them to convey on low/medium threshold to give the general public the opportunity to view and get detailed info on digitised art and other materials.

Knowledge Acquired

  • After having followed the training material and the example exercises, the participants/trainees should develop and be able to describe the processes of creating pop up exhibitions and can develop and implement original ideas and solutions.

Skills Acquired

  • The participant will develop skills to create their own pop up exhibition in different venues for multiple audiences.

Competences Acquired

  • The participants will be able to acquire cultural and creative competencies through education and training. Be able to provide quality access to creative environments.