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The Museum of the Future - But Whose Future?

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Join us at MOD. on June the 6th at 12:00pm for a 90 minute shared lunch, presentation and questions with Lath Carlson, the Director of the Museum of the Future.

Lāth Carlson is the Director of the Museum of the Future (MotF) in Dubai UAE where they have already welcomed more than 1 million visitors in their first year of operation. Lāth, who has been at the forefront of technology and museum practice throughout his career, oversaw the completion of the museum building, as well as the development of exhibitions, technology solutions, staffing, retail operations, event operations, sales, and business planning. 

Lāth's experience in creating exhibitions began in 1991 at the University of New Mexico's Maxwell Museum of Anthropology. He later worked as an interactive exhibit engineer at the Please Touch Children's Museum in Philadelphia and the Franklin Institute Science Museum. From 2012 to 2015, Lāth held the position of Vice President of Exhibits and Content Development at The Tech Museum of Innovation in Silicon Valley. Before assuming the directorship of the Museum of the Future, he was a Founding Executive Director of Living Computers: Museum + Labs in Seattle, Washington.

This is your chance to learn about the strategies and practices of the Museum of the Future and factors influencing its success and future trajectories. The session will begin with a shared Vietnamese lunchbox from Sitlo, followed by a presentation by Lāth and time for questions, all held in the MOD Studio spaces. 

Doors will open from 11:45am. Find the Studios on level 1 of MOD. (The Bradley Building, UniSA City West campus)

When booking your ticket select from three lunch options: 

  1. Presentation entry + BYO lunch (you are welcome to provide your own lunch) $0
  2. Presentation entry + Vegan lunchbox (Fried rice, vegetarian dumplings and vegetarian spring roll with sesame soy sauce) $12.5
  3. Presentation entry + Chicken lunchbox (Grilled chicken fried rice, chicken dumplings, vegetarian spring roll with coconut curry sauce) $12.5

Please be sure to email any further dietary requirements or questions to the event organiser Brooke Ferguson on 

Finally, we ask that you RSVP by Friday 2 June, 2023. 

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