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Exhibition & display design
Exhibition designers design
and organise the construction
and installation of trade exhibitions, permanent shop displays, museum exhibits and interpretive displays.
They use skills drawn from graphic, industrial (product) and interior design to attract, inform and involve an audience in the subjects that their clients employ them to present.
Exhibition/display design

In general there is no specialised course leading to this occupation. Designers who have trained in industrial or product design, graphic design, interior design and digital areas like multimedia and web design all find roles in this occupation. Industrial designers use their ability to design form and mechanical detail, interior designers use their ability to design the function and aesthetic of spaces for human occupation, graphic designers use their skill at presenting messages in visual form.
(Design Insttute Australia, 2016)

Where you’ll work

Exhibition and Trade Display Businesses
Museum and Cultural Institution Design Teams
Interior Design Consultancies (specialising in museum work)
Interior Design Consultancies (specialising in retail shop interiors)
Department Store Display Departments
Self Employed
Other areas you’ll find work
TheatreMovie Set Production
Television Set Production



Career Links

Powerhouse Museum Careers


Tertiry progrm—internships for current students and graduates available on application, various sections including design and media areas.


Sydney Living Museums

Sydney Living Museums develops new internship projects across a range of disciplines based on current business needs and projects. These are offered twice per year to coincide with the academic semester of many educational institutions. Semester 1 internships are usually open for applications around late February each year, and Semester 2 internships are usually open around late July each year.


Museums Australia
Information about paid and volunteer work

Voluntary Internship Program Sydney - Sponsorship and Exhibitions 
Arinex Pty Ltd - Sydney NSW 


INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Arinex is Australia’s leading event and conference management company.












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