Beyond Æsthetics

    Beyond Æsthetics, is an exhibition showcasing the Ethnographic and Art Museum’s Palestinian Costume and Tawfiq Canaan Amulet collections, curated on the basis of the visual symbolism and communication as seen in both collections. It aims to elaborate on how the potentials and possible attitudes, when exhibiting and studying ethnographic collections in a visual context, are virtually unlimited. With this approach, the Museum hopes to surpass the stiffness of nostalgia and conservatism which seem too often to confine and limit discourse and imagination when cultural heritage is in question. This exhibition comes as part of the 2011 series of events organized by the Museum aiming to bring the contemporary visual arts program closer to the University’s local community as well as to society as a whole, which in turn stresses on the importance of unconfined artistic practice and interaction.

    About 3DVM

    3DVM is a three-dimensional virtual museum which is a replica of Birzeit University Museum. It's an experimental online exhibition environment that provides venue for the interactive display of exhibitions, as well as a tool for training in the fields of curation and exhibition space-design.

    This project was kindly sponsored by the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development.


    هو فضاء افتراضي ثلاثي الأبعاد يقدم نسخة افتراضية تفاعلية لصالة عرض متحف جامعة بيرزيت. يهدف المتحف الافتراضي لتوفير فضاء تفاعلي للعرض حيث يمكن للمستخدمين زيارة المعارض الكترونياً و التجول فيها افتراضياً و مناقشتها عبر الشبكات الاجتماعية المختلفة. تم انتاج هذا المشروع بدعم من منحة الأمير كلاوس للثقافة و التنمية.

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