Lecture and Workshop on New Museum Display Methods in Public Spaces
As part of the British Cultural Heritage Fellowship Programme 2012-2013, and in collaboration with London University, the British Council and Heritage Without Borders, the Birzeit University Museum on April 16, 2013 held a lecture exploring new display methods in public spaces.
This project is currently implemented in cooperation with Glasgow Museum, Catherine Laing, Outreach Assistant at the Open Museum and Tamara Mushasha, Project Manager at Birzeit University Museum.
Professor Laing, speaking at the lecture, gave an overview of the Glasgow Museum before explaining the project being implemented at Birzeit University. "The idea is manifested in a small mobile exhibition that contains very light pieces, which can be easily transferred from one place to another,” she told the audience.
A previous part of the project was the display of Birzeit holdings in several buildings on campus, while the main Birzeit library became the new space for displaying part of the Tawfiq Canaan collection.
Her lecture was followed by a workshop held on April 18 for Birzeit University Main Library and Museum employees.
The project is intended as a pilot experiment to expand museum work space, display its collections, and better reach out to university community members.