Engage. Immerse. Inspire.

Practice

Convergence Design Australia is a leading interpretive design, exhibition and heritage planning consultancy. Over the last twenty one years we have had the good fortune to work on projects of national significance across Australia and overseas. The Convergence team combines strong intellectual and practical research and exhibit design skills with innovative use of traditional and contemporary display techniques. We bring a high degree of creativity and development experience to all of our projects, large and small. We are committed to working with every client to deliver solutions that you, the client can own. Whether it’s a tank, a train engine, an elephant or a maritime marvel we provide interpretation to make it accessible to your visitors.

Expertise

The Convergence team offers a depth of experience and knowledge in development of museums, interpretation, heritage planning and interpretative facility development that is uncommon in Australia. Our name derives from our desire to converge new technologies with tried and true interpretive techniques. Our projects draw on a broad palette, allowing us to use the most appropriate media to best engage your audience. Our methodology is consultative, innovative and focused on achieving a distinctive and meaningful project specific product. Our approach is visitor lead. The experiences that we create, developed out of a combination of visitor requirements, market understanding and contemporary design solutions, maximise visitor engagement.
    Convergence Design Australia offers services in:
  • Strategic planning, master planning and facility planning
  • Interpretative strategies, planning, storylines
  • Heritage interpretation
  • Concept design and visualization
  • Concept development
  • Exhibition design and documentation
  • Object curation
  • Project management and delivery
Convergence’s many years working in and for cultural institutions have equipped us with a long list of skills beyond this list. Please call us to discuss how we might help you achieve the objectives of your project.

Process

Fundamental to our approach are three planning principles: a shared understanding of strategic direction; the creative presentation of information and collections; and providing an inspiring visitor experience. Our methodology is based on:
  • An abiding respect for the significance of artifacts and cultural heritage
  • An informed approach to developing key themes and storylines and to translating these into engaging and informative visitor experiences
  • A dedication to audience focused design and practical solutions
  • Hands-on management and operations experience
  • Accurate cost estimation and adherence to budgets and schedules
  • Local and international links and knowledge
  • Strong experience designing and delivering major venues, exhibitions, exhibition programs and interpretive centres
  • Strategic planning for cultural tourism destinations that is innovative and has a proven track record of delivering a quality visitor experience and commercially viable outcomes
 

Team

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Convergence Design Australia offers a team of dedicated and skilled professionals tailored to your project. Led by managing director Jenni Klempfner with the support of founding partner Russell Magee we are adept at orchestrating large projects with the right mix of people. Our tight knit team of specialists ensures  flexibility and that we can provide the right skills for your job.

Selected Clients

ACT based projects
CSIRO Museum of Australian Democracy Old Parliament House Department of Veterans Affairs National Museum of Australia
New South Wales based projects
Eden Whale Discovery Centre Research Trust Maitland City Council CSIRO Railcorp NSW Taronga Zoo Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Parkes Shire Council Gwydir Shire Council Illawarra Aboriginal Corporation National Museum of Australia Newcastle Maritime Museum
Northern Territory based projects
Hydro Tasmania Burnie City Council Burnie Museum
Queensland based projects
Queensland Museum Museum of Tropical Queensland City of Charters Towers Jezzine Trust Townsville Council Queensland Heritage Trails Network Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority RM Williams
South Australian based projects
City of Holdfast Bay South Australian Department for Environment and Heritage
Tasmanian based projects
Hydro Tasmania Burnie City Council Burnie Museum
Victorian based projects
Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Australian Electoral Commission City of Melbourne Caydon Property Group Jewish Museum of Australia CoAsIt Werribee Open Range Zoo Melbourne Zoo Shire of Campaspe Child and Family Services, Ballarat Melbourne Cricket Club Parliament of Victoria Museums Victoria Hindu Society of Victoria Royal Botanic Gardens Royal Williams Hospital Victoria Police Healesville Sanctuary Telstra University of Melbourne Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority
West Australian based projects
National Trust of Western Australia Western Australia Department of Fisheries
International projects
Sir John Monash Centre (Villers-Bretonneux France) Archives New Zealand (Wellington, New Zealand)