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 EXHIBITION - CURATION - DISPLAY - PRESENTATION

PRESENTATIONS 

Displaying pre-Islamic archaeological objects in Saudi Arabia: processes and consequences
Virginia Cassola

Key Words: movement of collections, displayed discourses

Presented in the Archeology and Identity workshop, Rabat Spring School 2015, Rabat, Morocco, 23-27 March 2015
Abstract HERE

Archaeological curating in Saudi Arabia: shifting meanings for the best?
Virginia Cassola

Key Words: curated meaning, pre-Islamic antiquities

Poster session, In(ter)ventions: objects histories outside and inside the museum: a British Museum CDA Student-Led Workshop, British Museum, 12 February 2015
Abstract HERE

Museums in Context: the communication of 'place' in exhibitions
Pamela Erskine-Loftus

Key Words: communication through display, futurism

Rethinking Museum Display International Conference presentation, National Museum Bahrain, 12-15 December 2013.
Presentation available HERE  
Art Talk with the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar - Behind the Scenes: curating an exhibition, from start to finish
Google Art Project and William Greenwood

Key Words: metalwork, temporary exhibitions, exhibition creation process

Google Art Project 'Hangout on Air', streamed live 17 June 2013. 52 mins. 
Recording available HERE
Sport museums and the practical uses of research
Luis Henrique Rolim SilvaHans-Dieter GerberMayi Yousuf Al Mohammadi & Rafia Al Abdullah

Key Words: Qatar, oral history in exhibitions, research-based exhibitions

Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum 2012, session AHP33. Qatar National Convention Center, 21-23 October 2012
Abstract available HERE
How is the Stone Age presented in Museums in the GCC region: from 'Out of Africa' to the 'Ubaid seafarers of the Gulf'
Mark Beech

Key Words: narrative, Stone Age, object presentation 

Presentation as part of the Museums and Narrative session (14 July) of the Museums in Arabia sessions of the Seminar for Arabian Studies annual conference. British Museum 13-15 July 2012
Displaying in/the Peninsula: museums as creators of a visual identity
Pamela Erskine-Loftus

Key Words: 'circuit of culture', display and exhibition as communication

Presented at Workshop 9: Visual Culture in the GCC, 3rd Gulf Research Meeting. Gulf Research Centre, University of Cambridge, 11-14 July 2012
Abstract available HERE
Transnational Currents 
Yasmil Raymond (Dia Art Foundation), Suzanne Cotter (Abu Dhabi Project, Guggenheim Museum), Weng Choy Lee (Singapore)

Key Words: global, international, exporting exhibition model, Abu Dhabi

The Critical Edge of Curating symposium session. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 4 November 2011
Challenges and Opportunities in International Collaboration: Creating an Islamic Arts Exhibit for Children in Saudi Arabia
Elif Gokcigdem

Key Words: cultural relevance,  authentic voices, nature

Presentation as part of Collaborations with Museums in the Middle East (session WE08, 25 May), American Association of Museums Annual Meeting and Museum Expo, Houston, Texas, 22-25 May 2011
Available via HERE 
Doha - and the Acceptance of Other Audiences
Oliver Watson

Key Words: Museum of Islamic Art, objects, context

Presented at Layers of Islamic Art and the Museum Context, EUME workshop, 16 January. Pergamonmuseum, Berlin, 13-16 January 2010
Virtual Representation of Archaeological Excavation and Surroundings Using Topographical Techniques for the Purpose of Assisting Museums with Presentation of Archaeological Information
Mercedes Farjas, Jose Juan Arranz and Landscape & Archaeology Research Group, Polytechnic University of Madrid

Key Words: Sharjah, UAE, archaeology

Presented at 29th Computer Applications in Archaeology (CAA) conference,
VR as a Tool for Research and Education session. Crete, Greece, April 2002
Available HERE
Images: From top: Edge of Arabia organized exhibition, Jeddah; Talking Art exhibition, Abu Dhabi; Ambassadors exhibition, Sharjah Art Museum; Right: Faith Galleries, Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

PUBLICATIONS 

Disrupting Design - the impact of cultural contexts
Pamela Erskine-Loftus

Key Words: exhibition display, Gulf, color, proxemics 

Exhibitionist, the journal of the National Association of Museum Exhibition, vol. 33, no. 1, spring 2014, p.12-18.
Available HERE
Museums in Qatar: Creating Narratives at a Time of Global Unease
Mariam Ibrahim Al-Mulla

Key Words: display, Museum of Islamic Art, temporary exhibitions

In: Reimagining Museums: Practice in the Arabian Peninsula, Pamela Erskine-Loftus, editor. MuseumsEtc, 2013, p.160-203
Developing Interactive Exhibits Across Cultures
Claudia Schleyer

Key Words: science centers, interactive exhibits

In: Reimagining Museums: Practice in the Arabian Peninsula, Pamela Erskine-Loftus, editor. MuseumsEtc, 2013, p.432-469
Also available in 10 Must Reads-Interpretation. MuseumsEtc, 2014, p.226-254
What are we Silently Saying? Non-verbal Communication and Exhibitions
Pamela Erskine-Loftus

Key Words: display, narrative, audience engagement

In: Reimagining Museums: Practice in the Arabian Peninsula, Pamela Erskine-Loftus, editor. MuseumsEtc, 2013, p.470-518
Also available in: 10 Must Reads-Interpretation. MuseumsEtc, 2014, p.156-204
Technologies of Enchantment: Art and Abduction in Two Museums of Islamic Art Today
Sarah Bassem Sabban

Key Words: Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar, display of Islamic art

Thesis for MA in Anthropology, American University of Beirut. January 2012, 96 pages
Available HERE
Museums and the Representation of Islamic Culture: Sharjah Case Study
Manal Ataya & Aisha Rashed Deemas 

Key Words: Museum of Islamic Civilization, exhibiting Islamic art

Museum International, vol. 63, no. 3-4, September-December 2011, p.59-68
Abstract and access HERE
What is the relationship between western museological practice and philosophy and display in the Sharjah Art Museum, United Arab Emirates?
Pamela Erskine-Loftus

Key Words: exhibition and display of art, cultural influences, Orientalist art

Doctoral thesis, International Centre for Culture and Heritage Studies, Newcastle University, 2010, 387 pages 
Abstract available HERE
Exhibition Design
Philip Jodidio

Key Words: display as part of architecture, materials, light

In:
Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar, by Philip Jodidio. Prestel, 2009, p.182-215
A Pride of Museums in the Desert: Saudi Arabia and the 'Gift of Friendship' Exhibition
John Coppola

Key Words: exhibition development, global exchange

Curator: The Museum Journal, vol. 48, no. 1, January 2005, p.90-100
Abstract available HERE
The Discovery Principle: "Touch, think and explore..."
Arthur Clark

Key Words: Aramco Exhibit, Dhahran, interactives

Saudi Aramco World, vol. 43, no.6, November/December 1992, p.16-23
Available HERE 

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