October Talk: Communicating Environmental Sustainability: From Scientific Research to Exhibition
Date & Time: Wednesday, October 13th, video Conferencing Starting at 7 pm.
Speakers: Lina Patmali (Exhibition Researcher, National Museum of Qatar) & Bouthayna Baltaji (Head of Exhibitions, National Museum of Qatar)
Venue: Video conference via Zoom
Registrations: Zoom Link to register for the talk: Register Here
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Synopsis of talks
Exhibitions can be a way for the museum to communicate with the public. Exhibitions can share research and values but also exchange stories and ideas with its community. The National Museum of Qatar tries to incorporate as many voices from its communities not only in the exhibition itself but also in its development.The temporary exhibition Sea grass Tales, Dugong Trails featured leading scientific research from local institutions as well as contributions from local institutional and non-institutional initiatives. In this talk, we will explore how interdisciplinary scientific research has been translated into exhibits. How do these exhibits communicate environmental consciousness?
Lina Patmali works as an exhibition researcher at the National Museum of Qatar. She has previously worked in museums and exhibitions in Qatar, Italy and Greece. She holds an MA in Museum and Gallery Practice from University College London, Qatar and a BA in Communication, Media and Cultural Studies from Panteion University in Athens, Greece. Her research interests include the exploration of interdisciplinary curatorial practices, the construction of narratives, and the integration of ecology in exhibition-making.