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Surface Tension l The Future of Water set to open September 20th

Canadian Premiere of one of a kind exhibition aiming to tackle the challenge of water scarcity

Kitchener, ON – THEMUSEUM, in downtown Kitchener, is pleased to announce their fall exhibition SURFACE TENSION l The Future of Water. The highly acclaimed exhibition was developed in Dublin, Ireland then travelled and was presented in New York City. It will make its Canadian Premiere in Waterloo Region beginning this September 20, 2013 through January 5, 2014.

SURFACE l The Future of Water comes from Science Gallery and is the first project of its kind in the world. It aims to spark new ideas and debate through exhibitions, public experiments, challenges and workshops. Surface Tension encompasses all of these effects through the exploration of the future of water.

SURFACE TENSION stems from the idea that the future of water is the subject of tension. It explores water from multiple perspectives and brings together artists, designers, engineers and scientists. Together they explore the future of water and its role in living, political and economic systems, and the ways in which it can be harnessed, cleaned and distributed.

SURFACE TENSION, taking place on THEMUSEUM’s fourth level, features a number of installations with interactive components making it an exhibit that can be enjoyed by adults and children. THEMUSEUM will build on SURFACE TENSION with numerous experiences on its third level. THEMUSEUM has partnered with a number of organizations such as Wilfrid Laurier University, CIGI and Cape Farewell Foundation (http://www.capefarewellfoundation.com/carbon14). Throughout the run of the exhibition Sunday afternoons THEMUSEUM will feature Water Dialogues presented by Wilfrid Laurier University.

THEMUSEUM of Ideas Transcending Objects has partnered with a number of important organizations including the Region of Waterloo, RBC’s Blue Water Project, Ontario Clean Water Agency, Grand River Conservation Authority & Grand River Conservation Foundation and the University of Waterloo’s Engineering Department to present this exhibition.

“This will be a fun and enlightening exhibition especially as this is the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation” said David Marskell, CEO of THEMUSEUM. “Along with the important questions the exhibition brings to light, it will be incredibly fascinating to explore the creations that have been made with conservation of energy and water in mind.”

SURFACE TENSION l The Future of Water will be open to THEMUSEUM’s visitors Friday September 20, 2013. It will be available to the public Wednesday through Sunday. 

 

 

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