Bridging the old city with the new through remembrance and nature
The two museums of Al-Shaheed Park have two key messages but share one common goal – to make the world a better place.
The first part is the Memorial Museum. It shows Kuwait’s 4 critical moments in history. Citizens and expats alike are able to acknowledge the courage and sacrifice of those who served the nation. And in turn, the exhibition helps them to realize their role to work for peace. And for such ideals to thrive, we must also act as good custodians on Earth. The second part of the project is the Habitat Museum. The diversity of the natural habitats of Kuwait are on full display through interactive programs and scenographic exhibits.
Along with the design by Ralph Appelbaum Associates, we provided the museographic implementation of the permanent exhibition within these two museums. Our goal was to tell the stories of remembrance and nature through a progressive interpretative approach. Visitors are expected to engage with state-of-the-art interactives. Audio guides are used with presence detection systems and are activated through various multimedia equipment to create a streamlined experience.
Memory is an important social aspect of our lives. It helps us to retain memories from those who lived before and foster respect for the past. Our experience in discussing such topics allows us to approach museography in a sensitive manner. Visitors are able to discover a new found appreciation for tales of courage and are encouraged to protect nature.