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AUDIENCES - COMMUNITIES - AUDIENCE RESEARCH - ENGAGEMENT

PRESENTATIONS

The Increasing Social Value of Museums in the Middle East
Shaika Al-Nassr, Jo Hargreaves, Martyn Best, Emma Freeman, Thalia Kennedy

Key Words:  Qatar, social roles, culturally embedded museums

Session at the AAM Annual Meeting, session 2750, 9:15am, 29 April. Atlanta, 26-29 April 2015
Recording available via HERE
London-Johannesburg-Dubai: A Three-Part Story of Healing Through Museums
Muna Al Gurg

Key Words: Al Maktoum Hospital Museum, UAE, health, social networks

Presentation at AAM Annual Meeting, session 2858, 1:45pm, 27 April. Atlanta, 26-29 April 2015
Recording available via HERE
Family Audience Research For Qatari Museums
Nahil Salah Al Askari

Key Words:


Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference Proceedings, vol. 1, 2014

Abstract available HERE
Understanding the Audience: museums as socio-cultural environments
Pamela Erskine-Loftus

Key Words:  audience cultural and social backgrounds, senses hierarchy, Arabian Peninsula

International Children's Museums Symposium, Opening Address. Pittsburgh, USA, 3 May 2013
Presentation notes with PP slides available HERE
The Museum-Cultural Heritage Relationship in the GCC: the effects of the use of western style museum theory and practice on local visitorship and tourism
Pamela Erskine-Loftus

Key Words: audience understandings of museums, glocalization

Presented as part of Panel 16: Managing Heritages and Engaging Audiences in the UAE and Qatar (19 July) at The 2012 Gulf Studies Conference. University of Exeter, UK, 16-20 July 2012 
Presentation notes with PP slides available HERE
Building Family Audiences In Qatar
Sue Underwood OBE

KEY WORDS: audience research, visitors, families

Presentation as part of the Museums and Community session (15 July) of the Museums in Arabia sessions of the Seminar for Arabian Studies annual conference. British Museum 13-15 July 2012.   
Museums in the United Arab Emirates and their Visitors
Mona Al Ali

Key Words: learning experiences, audiences, adults

Presentation as part of the Museums and Community session (15 July) of the Museums in Arabia sessions of the Seminar for Arabian Studies annual conference. British Museum 13-15 July 2012.   
Does it matter if museums are 'global'?
Pamela Erskine-Loftus

Key Words: audiences, non-universal understandings 

Presentation as part of the Museums and Globalisation session (14 July) of the Museums in Arabia sessions of the Seminar for Arabian Studies annual conference. British Museum 13-15 July 2012.  
Abstract available HERE
Building a vision-led, audience focused family museum in Qatar
Jo Hargreaves, Morris Hargreaves McIntyre 

KEY WORDS: audience research, families, visitors, motivations

Session presented at Communicating the Museum conference. New York, June 2012, 45mins
Audience Research for Qatar Museums
Sue Underwood OBE

Key Words: quantitative methods, qualitative methods

Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum 2011, session AH012. Qatar National Convention Center, Doha, 20-22 November 2011
Abstract available HERE

PUBLICATIONS 

NEW    Rethinking Visitors Studies for the United Arab Emirates: Sharjah Museums as Case Study
Mona Rashid Saeed Ali Bin Hussain Al Ali

Key Words: museum visitorship, evaluation of western theory in UAE

Doctoral thesis, School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, UK, 2015, 192 pages
Available to download via HERE
Understanding the Audience: museums as socio-cultural environments
Pamela Erskine-Loftus

Key Words:  audience cultural and social backgrounds, senses hierarchy, Arabian Peninsula

Hand to Hand (professional journal of ACM), vol. 27, no. 2, summer 2013, p.8-9 & 11.
On Uncertain Grounds: Visitor Research and Community Involvement in a Regional Museum Project in Yemen 
Susan Kamel & Christine Gerbich

Key Words: Marib, Sana'a, museum development

In: Reimagining Museums: Practice in the Arabian Peninsula, Pamela Erskine-Loftus, editor. MuseumsEtc, 2013, p.238-282
Six Things We Didn't Know: Researching the Needs of Family Audiences in Qatar
John Bull & Shaikha Hamad Al Thani

Key Words: motivation, reaching audiences, forms of evaluation

In: Reimagining Museums: Practice in the Arabian Peninsula, Pamela Erskine-Loftus, editor. MuseumsEtc, 2013, p.322-344
Also available in 10 Must Reads: Learning, Engaging, Enriching. MuseumsEtc, 2014, p.10-35
Engaging Visitors, Without an Attraction!
Sarah Kneebone

Key Words: community outreach, staff involvement, visitor center, new site, Oman

In: Reimagining Museums: Practice in the Arabian Peninsula, Pamela Erskine-Loftus, editor. MuseumsEtc, 2013, p.346-389
Social justice and community participation in non-western contexts: The Marib Museum Project
Susan Kamel & Christine Gerbich

Key Words: Yemen, social issues

In: Museums, Equality and Social Justice, Richard Sandell & Eithne Nightingale, editors. Routledge, 2012, p.254-269
Arab Art Institutions and Their Audiences
Salwa Mikdadi

Key Words: UAE, interviews, art engagement

Middle East Studies Association Bulletin, vol. 42, no. 1-2, summer/winter 2008, p.55-61 
Images - Sharjah Museums Department, UAE. Above: Bait Al Naboodah; Sharjah Art Museum; Left: Al Mahatta Museum 

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