Building Museums in the Gulf: The Louvre Abu Dhabi Conservation Building and The 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum
(Speakers not listed in programme)
Key Words: conservation standards, new collections, policy

Session at the Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists conference (10:30am, 14 November). New Orleans, USA, 12-15 November 2015
Abstract on page 2 HERE
Collecting the (future) Arabian Peninsula 
Alex Aubry, Karen Exell, Sahar Sharif, and Pamela Erskine-Loftus (moderator)

Key Words: UAE, Qatar, costume, future collecting

International Case Study session (20 May, 3:15pm), AAM Annual Meeting & Museum Expo, Seattle, WA. 18-21 May 2014
Karen Exell: Paper HERE  PowerPoint PDF HERE
Alex Aubry: Paper HERE  PowerPoint PDF HERE
Sahar Sharif: Presentation Notes HERE  PowerPoint PDF HERE
Session Resources hand-out HERE
3D-laser scanning of traditional watercraft in the National Museum of Qatar collection: recording, interpretation and conservation
J. Cooper, L. Newton, A. Wetherelt & C. Zazzaro

Key Words: Qatar, maritime history, preservation

Paper presented at Seminar for Arabian Studies, session: Arabian Maritime Heritage and Oral Histories,
 Miranda Morris, chair, 26 July. British Museum, London, 26-28 July 2013 
Collecting an alternative world: the Sheikh Faisal Museum in Qatar
Karen Exell

Key Words: private museum, contextualizing collecting

Paper presented at 7th World Archeological Congress, session 2.1E Issues of heritage practices in the Gulf: Part 1, 15 January 2013. Dead Sea, Jordan, 13-18 January 2013
Abstract available HERE 
MIA, Qatar
Images: from top: Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar;  National Museum of Saudi Arabia; Greenbox, Saudi Arabia; Sheikh Faisal Museum, Qatar


Introduction: Ultra-modern Traditional Collecting
Pamela Erskine-Loftus

Archaeological Collecting in Saudi Arabia
Virginia Cassola

Collecting the Collection: Changing Qataris’ Attitudes and Practices
Mariam Ibrahim Al-Mulla

Preserving Heritage: Costume Collections in the Gulf
Alex Aubry

“To learn from past experiences”: Collecting the UAE National Archives
Abdulla M. El Reyes
(Also available in Liwa: the journal of the National Archives, vol. 6, no. 11, June 2014, p.3-16. Available HERE)

One Long Adventure: Collecting Scottish-Yemeni History
Friederike Voigt & Victoria Adams
Lost in Translation?: Private Collections in Qatar
Karen Exell

Collecting Islamic Art in Qatar – What’s New?
Aisha Mellah

Al Sadu Collection: Preserving Bedouin Weaving
Patricia Joyce Redding

Curating a Collection at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art
Wassan Al-Khudhairi

Documenting and Collecting Textiles in Saudi Arabia
Konstantinos Chatziantoniou

Collective Opportunities: Collections Management in Qatar
David Taylor, Laura Phillips, Nisreen Al Malek & Noora Alathbah

Coveting the Wearable: Collecting Vintage Couture in the Gulf
Alex Aubry

Connecting Heritage Collections to a Future-Oriented Emirati Culture
Sahar Mohammed Sharif

Key words: collecting practices, collection formation, care

In: Museums and the Material World: Collecting the Arabian Peninsula, Pamela Erskine-Loftus, editor.  MuseumsEtc, 2014
3D laser scanning and modelling of the Dhow heritage for the Qatar National Museum 
A. Wetherelt, J. P. Cooper and C. Zazzaro

Key Words: field work, technical modeling

Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2014),
Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis, Kyriacos Themistocleous, Silas Michaelides, and Giorgos Papadavid, editors. Vol. 9229, 2014, n.p.
Available via HERE

Collecting an Alternative World: the Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani Museum in Qatar
Karen Exell

Key Words: private museums, personal collecting

In: Cultural Heritage in the Arabian Peninsula: debates, discourses and practices, Karen Exell & Trinidad Rico, editors. Ashgate, 2014, p.51-70
The Ecstasy of Property: Collecting in the United Arab Emirates
Emily Doherty

Key Words: art collectors, collector interviews

In: Archives, Museums and Collecting Practices in the Modern Arab World, Sonja Mejcher-Atassi & John Pedro Schwartz, editors. Ashgate, 2012, p.183-195
Patient Restoration
Jonathan M Bloom & Lark Ellen Gould

Key Words: Kuwait National Museum, collections

Saudi Aramco World, vol. 51, no. 5, September-October 2000, p.10-21
Available HERE
Beit Al Qur'an: Religion, Art, Scholarship
Ni'Mah Isma'il Nawwab

Key Words: manuscripts, Bahrain

Saudi Aramco World, vol. 51, no.3, May-June 2000, p.24-31
Available HERE
The Retrieval of Kuwait National Museum's Collections from Iraq: An Assessment of the Operation and Lessons Learned
Kirsty Norman

Key Words:  collection recovery, United Nations

Journal of the American Institute for Conservation, vol. 39, no. 1: Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery, spring 2000, p.135-146
The Invasion of Kuwait, and the Subsequent Recovery of its National Museum: A Conservator's View
Kirsty Norman

Key Words: collection care, shipping, collections management

Museum Management and Curatorship, vol. 16, no. 2, 1997, p.180-191
Ras Al Khaimah Museum: The Collection
Mary Attewell

Key Words: collection types and periods

Bulletin of the Emirates Natural History Group, no. 32, July 1987, p.14-17
Available HERE 
Inauguration of the Exhibition of islamic Art: Kuwait National Museum
Basil Gray

Key Words: collections

The Burlington Magazine, vol. 125, no. 962, May 1983, p.314+318 
Survey of the Zafar Museum Collection  
R D Tindel

Key Words:  Yemen, accessioning

Seminar for Arabian Studies, vol. 10: Proceedings of the Thirteenth Seminar for Arabian Studies. Cambridge, July 1980, p.111-114

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