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GULF MUSEUM EDUCATORS NETWORK
Purpose and Mission:
To provide a forum for museum educators in the Gulf to share regional and international best practice through the exchange of information, resource, and training.
The Network meets multiple times a year, and will soon have its own website for the further sharing of information, resources and networking. Check back regularly for updates on the site and future meetings. 
The Network is open to anyone involved in museum education, and membership is free of charge. To  join the Network and receive updates on future meetings and the journal Multaqa contact:  gmuseumeducators@gmail.com 

NEXT MEETING:  spring 2017
Next edition of Multaqa: a forum for Gulf Museum Educators will be published in spring 2017, with both Arabic & English contributions

Theme:  What role do museums play in the development and expression of Identity in the Gulf Region?
Guest editors: Mona Rashid Al Ali, Linda M. Abraham-Silver and 
Sean M. Gaffaney 
The Gulf Museum Educators Network (GMEN) held its fifth meeting in Abu Dhabi, 30 September through 1 October 2016.  In addition to enjoying presentations on select education programmes implemented in region, the group had the opportunity to explore several of the local museums.  A hard hat visit to the Louvre Abu Dhabi (above) was one of the highlights of the meeting; second only to the hospitality of Laura Matzer and her team at TCA Abu Dhabi.
MULTAQA: a forum for Gulf Museum Educators
Vol. 2 of the Gulf Museum Educators Network journal Multaqa now available in multiple formats
Theme: Participatory Experiences
Laura Matzer, guest editor

Five articles discussing experiences, possibilities and case studies of participation in museums in Kuwait, UAE and Qatar.
Full colour, 44 pages.   
Available formats:

PDF
High resolution (35.7MB) available HERE
Reduced size (31MB) available HERE 

eBook edition
iBooks for iPad format, available for for free for all Apple devices with iBooks - iPhone, iPad, Mac, available via Blurb, HERE

Print edition
Available via Blurb print-on-demand HERE 
Vol. 1 of Multaqa
Gulf Museum Educators Network journal 
Theme: What does museum education mean in your context?
Pamela Erskine-Loftus, guest editor

Ten articles from across the Gulf discussing the contexts of contemporary museum education work in the region, including case studies, examples of best practice, aspirations for the future, and ideas on the development of the field. 
Full colour, 88 pages.   

Available formats:

PDF
High resolution (80.5MB) available HERE
Reduced size (65MB) available HERE

eBook edition
iBooks for iPad format, available for free for all Apple devices with iBooks - iPhone, iPad, Mac, available via Blurb, HERE

Print edition
Available via Blurb print-on-demand HERE