Exhibition of Listri’s works
A solo exhibition displaying the works of renowned Italian photographer Massimo Listri opened recently at Katara – the Cultural Village.
The exhibition features 25 photographs of the interiors of famous auditoriums, museums, libraries and palaces.
“What makes Massimo Listri unique is how he has made interiors look so absolutely vivid, as if they had a secret life of their own that only he knows how to portray. Listri has the extraordinary ability to capture all the small details that make the difference and reveal all the stories that remain hidden behind the surface,” according to a statement.
Katara general manager Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim al-Sulaiti and Italian ambassador Guido De Sanctis have paid a visit to the exhibition.
Speaking on the occasion, Listri said: “My focus, in these photographs, is on the metaphysical space of these buildings. Visitors can enjoy tranquility while visiting this exhibition.”
The exhibition is under way at Katara Gallery, building 22, until November 15.
Arabic translation of book on open access launched
QScience.com, the online publishing platform of Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals (BQFJ), has participated in the International Open Access Week in partnership with Qatar National Library (QNL) to enable the academic and research community to learn about the benefits of open access (OA).
The event took place at the Hamad bin Khalifa University Student Centre.
Qatar University Library outline the benefits of OA publishing and its potential expansion in the Middle East with a new repository and open access fund.
Officials from QScience.com addressed recent open access initiatives and the possibility of providing more open access repositories as well as free, unrestricted online access to peer-reviewed research for regional authors and researchers.
During the event, QScience.com also announced the launch of the Arabic translation of the key book on open access, written by Peter Suber, director of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication. The Arabic version of the book, titled ‘Open Access’ – and originally published by MIT Press – is now available on QScience.com
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