Kurt Haunfelner – Vice President of Exhibits & Collections at Museum of Science and Industry


Kurt Haunfelner is Vice President of Exhibits and Collections at the Museum of Science and Industry, where he is responsible for the conception, design, budgeting, execution and management of the next generation of permanent and temporary exhibitions. Since joining the Museum in August 2002, Mr. Haunfelner has overseen the nationally recognized completion of the $35 million U-505 submarine restoration (2005); creation of the Museum’s 2,600sf showcase for green living, Smart Home: Green + Wired (2008-present); the design and premiere of the Museum’s 16,000sf exhibit, Leonardo da Vinci: Man, Inventor, Genius (2006); and a host of temporary exhibitions. Mr. Haunfelner has most recently led the design and execution of a new generation of award-winning permanent exhibitions at MSI – You! The Experience (October 2009), Science Storms (March 2010), and Destination Mars (2015-16). He is currently working on plans for upcoming exhibitions on nano-technology, the future of energy and a ground-breaking traveling exhibit, Robot Revolution, scheduled to premiere at MSI in spring 2014, followed by a national and international tour. Prior to joining the Museum, Mr. Haunfelner held senior creative development and project management positions in the theme park, museum and public attraction fields. He served as Director of Show Production for Warner Brothers Movie World Madrid and for ten years, he held senior roles as a project manager and creative producer at Walt Disney Imagineering, during which he participated in the development of several groundbreaking projects including EPCOT Center, Florida; and Euro Disneyland, Paris, France.

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