GEN-8010 Visualizing your science: why and how?

NB! This is the former BIO-8010 Visualizing your science

Science is commonly communicated in two dimensions, on paper or screens. However, the audience are more likely to remember your research if they are given the opportunity to touch, feel or smell it. In collaboration with Tromsø University Museum, we offer an opportunity to communicate your research in three or more dimensions.


Recommended for PhD candidates in their second or third year.

Submit a one page draft of your exhibition idea, and list five artefacts that could be included (e.g. sampling equipment, photos, etc.). Deadline 3 Dec 2018, submission via Canvas to ‘Prework: 1 page draft of your idea’.

Course (8–12 April 2019)
Key lectures will be given about museum exhibitions, and we will visit existing exhibitions. During four intensive days, you will be working in groups on an actual exhibition. The first day you will present your exhibition idea, and all of us will decide on maximum 4 projects, each with about 3 participants. Experience has shown that those not working on their “own” idea think it is interesting to work with something else and they significantly contribute to the final result. This is mainly because they are not afraid of killing their darlings.

The last day (12 April 2019) is dedicated to an oral exam. You will present your exhibition, and explain the choices you or your group made. At the end of the day, there will be champagne and soft drinks.

Read more and register in the course catalogue:

Registration deadline 1 Feb 2019.


Some of the participants during their exam from 2016:

VitenSkapet om hele Norge som flyktningemottak er laget av Heidi Elisabeth Stenvold, Ståle Hagen-Pesch og Nina Planting Molmann

Publisert av Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet Mandag 14. november 2016