MUTEC Also Celebrated a Strong Comeback
MUTEC has taken place under the same roof as denkmal since 2010 and has been hosted by Leipziger Messe since 2016. This year saw a successful continuation of the excellent development of this international trade fair for museum and exhibition technology. MUTEC achieved record attendance with 122 exhibitors from 13 countries.
Managers of cultural establishments come to the international fair for museum and exhibition technology to learn about new technology and practical solutions in all areas. "We always exhibit at MUTEC. So we are pleased to report that this year we had plenty of visitors to our stand on all three days of the fair as usual. We were very busy. Here, we can present our latest technology to the museum industry and receive direct feedback on our innovations. We can see that visitors are interested because they come to us with specific technical questions. MUTEC is a trade fair not to be missed. That's why we'll certainly be back next time", explains Roman Schuppan at the Interactive Scape exhibition stand. Roman holds a Master's degree in Engineering and is an authorised representative of Werk 5 GmbH.
This year, a total of three new exhibition areas celebrated their premiere at MUTEC. The trade fair was extended to include companies operating in stage technology and equipment (in cooperation with the BHT Berliner Hochschule für Technik), museum merchandise (products and services for museum shops) and accessibility. All three areas were well received by trade visitors and exhibitors alike.
"We're here at MUTEC for the first time and were aiming to attract museum shop managers right from the start. It was an experiment for us to come to the fair and we were curious to see how many people would be interested in our products. We were pleasantly surprised that our stand was packed with visitors all the time and we established plenty of valuable new contacts with museums. By adding the area called 'MuseumsMerch' dedicated to museum merchandise to the MUTEC exhibition, Leipziger Messe did everything right. It was well worth us being here", says a satisfied Tilo Schmidt, Managing Director at Fridolin.
This year, MUTEC advanced to become the largest get-together in the museum industry. "By now, the Saxon Museum Association's repeated participation and their further education seminar at MUTEC are approaching the status of beloved tradition for us. We're very pleased with this constructive collaboration and especially thrilled that the museum associations of Thuringia and Brandenburg also took part in MUTEC for the first time", explains Mariella Riedel, Project Director of MUTEC and denkmal.
The MUTEC conference programme offered more than 40 events covering a wide range of topics. The thematic blocks at the MUTEC forum were of particular interest to visitors. These included a contribution by ICON Germany, with a thematic block entitled "Preservation". This joint project was originally planned for 2020 and could now finally be realised.
"We're thrilled to be a MUTEC partner. As an association, it's our goal to recruit new members and sponsors. The Leipzig trade fair provides an excellent platform for this. We always meet so many interested people here and we had some very good meetings. What's more, we're so happy that the format of our first event at MUTEC was successful. The support we received from the organisers was excellent. It was lovely to work together with them. We're very much looking forward to the next event", says Beate von Törne, Deputy Director of the German branch of the ICOM international council of museums.