An innovative museum dedicated to exploring journalism, communication, and media at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q), a Qatar Foundation (QF) partner has claimed a top international digital award.
The Media Majlis at NU-Q – one of the international universities based at QF Education City – won the Educational Environments category at the 2020 Digital Signage Expo APEX Awards, which recognise excellence in using digital displays and interactive technology to engage visitors and viewers.
Opened in May 2019, the Media Majlis is the Arab world’s first media museum, with its APEX Award being secured in a category that saw it competing against the Bill & Melinda Gates Centre for Computer Science & Engineering, and the South Florida Science Centre and Aquarium. The accolade has been awarded to QF and Moseco, the contractor that delivered the Media Majlis project, following judging by professionals from across the digital industry.
The Media Majlis is also Qatar’s first university museum, with its content and programmes focusing on communication, journalism, and media in the Arab world, while also contributing to the global conversation on the constantly changing media landscape.
It hosts exhibitions that address major themes and ideas in the media field that have relevance to the region, and enable visitors to engage and participate through interactive features that use digital technologies to challenge narratives and provide a 360-degree view on local, regional, and global stories. The museum’s digital and physical content allow the museum to explore stories from multiple perspectives.
Currently, the Media Majlis is hosting an exhibition titled 'Breaking News? How the Smartphone Changed Journalism', which runs until May 29.