Yael Eylat Van-Essen, PhD. is a curator and a researcher, based in Tel-Aviv, specializing in the interface between art, design, science and technology and in museums research. She curated many exhibitions in Israel and abroad, among them at the Israeli Pavilion in Venice Biennale for Architecture. Her last book Rethinking the Museum, focusing on the influence of new technologies on the concept of the museum was published in Israel in 2016. Currently, she is a senior lecturer at the design faculty of the Holon Institute of Technology (HIT), and also lectures at Tel Aviv University’s art faculty.