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Sharjah Museums Authority presents AUS student work to celebrate UAE pearling heritage

SHARJAH, 11th April, 2019 (WAM) -- The College of Architecture, Art and Design, CAAD, at the American University of Sharjah, AUS, has teamed up with Sharjah Museums Authority to present Mantle, a multimedia exhibition of student work that displays the UAE’s history as a centre for the pearling industry.

The exhibition will be open to the public at Bayt Al Naboodah in the heart of Sharjah from Saturday 13th April, until Thursday, 18th April, 2019, and includes the work of 14 students of multimedia design at the AUS.

Led by assistant professors, Rebecca Beamer and Frederic Gmeiner, the students created the exhibition as part of their Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Design coursework at CAAD. The works incorporate sound-based installations, a soundscape, podcasting series, photographs and a complementary website.

"Mantle came together after a series of discussions with Sharjah Museums Authority, who offered Bayt Al Naboodah as the ideal venue to showcase our students’ work," Beamer said.

"The exhibition illustrates the importance of the pearl as the symbol of the Gulf, giving visitors the opportunity to discover the representation of the pearl through intricate architecture, wide-ranging maps and rich natural history using visual and auditory experiences of sound design, interactive displays and vibrant imagery," she said.


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