NU-Q to open first media museum in Arab world
May 01 2018 08:39 PM
NU-Q
The Media Museum at Northwestern University in Qatar will host two annual exhibitions.

QNA/Doha

Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) has announced the launch of the first museum in the Arab world dedicated to the exploration of media, journalism, and communication content in the fall of 2018.
The museum will host two annual exhibitions on high profile media in the region.
The museum features extensive digital-capacity creating exhibitions where visitors can participate through interactive commentary and engagement.
"The purpose of The Media Museum is the exploration, discussion and interrogation of media, journalism, and communications pasts presents and futures through global, regional, and local lenses," said dean and CEO of NU-Q Dr Everette E. Dennis.
"It will give visitors a chance to engage in a variety of narrative threads across eras and geography and contribute their thoughts and ideas to them." 
The museum will be accessible for NU-Q students and faculty to use as an active learning and research space.
The media content and themes of the exhibitions support subjects, ideas, and events studied at NU-Q, giving students a unique learning environment and a chance to learn from professionals and thought-leaders, Dr Dennis said.
"Aside from the biannual exhibitions, the Media Majlis will organise a number of engagements and programmes for visitors to join in the discussions of ideas and thought-provoking concepts discussed throughout exhibitions, as well as a chance to learn from professionals in media industries and researchers," said director of the museum Pamela Erskine-Loftus. 
She noted that a series of programmes that include workshops, screenings, panel discussions, and talks with artists and media influencers will accompany each exhibition.
The inaugural exhibition is scheduled to open during the 2018-19 academic year.
The exhibition, Arab Identity, images in film, will explore the deep and complicated meanings of identity, as well as the ideas and connections that influence people's understanding of that theme.



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