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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.
Seagrass Tales, Dugong Trails: A digital journey
This presentation will discuss the experience of the digital media featured in the temporary exhibition Seagrass Tales, Dugong Trails held at the National Museum of Qatar. This case study will present the integration and planning of digital media, such as interactives, games, and immersive experiences, in a physical exhibition, the challenges in their implementation that arose due to Covid-19, and the visitors’ reception of such exhibits. How can digital interactives as exhibits convey messages and complement narratives? What did visitors learn through these experiences? What did we learn as exhibition planners?