Museums teach us about our past and open our minds to new ideas — two essential steps in building a better future. The theme of 2022 International Museum Day, which is also the theme of the 26th International Council of Museums Conference is the POWER of MUSEUMS in transforming the world.
Sustainability: Museums are strategic partners in the implementation of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). As key actors in their local communities, they contribute to a wide variety of Goals, which include fostering short-circuit and social economy and disseminating scientific information on environmental challenges.
Digitalization and accessibility: Museums have become innovative playing-grounds where new technologies can be developed and applied to everyday life. Digital innovation can make museums more accessible and engaging, helping audiences understand complex and nuanced concepts.
Education: Through its collections and programes, museums thread a social fabric that is essential in community building. By upholding democratic values and providing life-long learning opportunities to all, they contribute to shaping an informed and engaged civil society.
My art show Reef Dwellers, has been accepted for exhibition at:
CUHK Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change: https://www.mocc.cuhk.edu.hk/en-gb/hub-categories/interactive-multimedia/item/2694-reef-dwellers-art-show-selva-ozelli
2022 International Day of Museums: https://openagenda.com/imd2022/events/reef-dwellers-by-selva-ozelli
2022 26th ICOM Conference August 20-28
Reef Dwellers celebrates the role of the oceans in our everyday life and inspires action to protect reefs which occupy only 0.1 per cent of the global sea surfaces. But more than 25 per cent of marine biodiversity is supported by them.
The art show features the following fish from around the world:
Angle Fish (French & Mango): Native to Western Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
Anthias (Sunburst): Native to tropical and subtropical Atlantic and Western Pacific Oceans.
Beaugregory Fish: Native to western Atlantic Ocean.
Blue Tang Fish: Native to Indo-Pacific Oceans.
Cardinal Fish (Banggai & Pajama): Native to the Banggai Islands of Indonesia and the western Pacific Ocean.
Chromis Fish (Blue & Green): Native to the Indo-Pacific Oceans, including the Red Sea.
Clown Fish: native to the Indo-Pacific Oceans, including the Red Sea.
Damsel Fish: Found globally in tropical, subtropical, and temperate waters.
Grouper Fish (Blue & Yellow): Native to the reefs in the Indian Ocean.
Parrot Fish: Native to Indo-Pacific Oceans and the Mediterranean Sea.
Rabbit Fish: Native to northeast Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.
Sweetlips Fish: Native to the coral reefs and moderately warm waters in the Western Pacific Ocean, although its primary habitat is the Great Barrier Reef.
Wrasse Fish (Ballan & Fairy): Native the coral reefs and rocky shores of tropical and subtropical waters of the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans and the Mediterranean Sea. The Ballan wrasse is found as far north as Sweden.