October 01, 2013 11:48 ET


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

KITCHENER, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 1, 2013) - THEMUSEUM, in downtown Kitchener, is pleased to announce the opening of 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 made its Canadian Premiere in Waterloo Region September 20, 2013 and will run through to January 5, 2014.

SURFACE TENSION 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.

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.

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 ( Throughout the run of the exhibition Sunday afternoons THEMUSEUM will feature Water Dialogues presented by Wilfrid Laurier University.

"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 now open to THEMUSEUM's visitors is available to the public Wednesday through Sunday. For detailed hours, prices and programming, please visit

About Cape Farewell's Carbon 14: Climate is Culture Exhibition + Festival

The Carbon 14: Climate is Culture Exhibition + Festival (Oct 2013-Feb 2014) will feature multifaceted programs, including a major exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum's (ROM) Centre for Contemporary Culture, a performing arts festival with The Theatre Centre, and a rich series of public programs and events.

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