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PRESENTATIONS 
NEW    What does the study of Arabian Peninsula museums teach us about their authors?
Virginia Cassola

Key Words: understanding Gulf museums, museum backgrounds

Presentation at NISIS Autumn School, 'Changes and Debates in the Study of Islam and Muslim Societies', University of Amsterdam, 20-23 October 2015.
Abstract HERE
History of Museums in the United Arab Emirates
Mona Al Ali

Key Words:  museum development, preservation of heritage

Paper presented at 7th World Archeological Congress, session 4.2F Investigating Museums: a global perspective, 
17 January 2013. Dead Sea, Jordan, 13-18 January 2013
Abstract available HERE
Museum Development in the GCC: 55 years and counting
Alexandra Hirst

Key Words: founding of museums, differences of approach 

Presentation as part of the Museums and Development session (14 July) of the Museums in Arabia sessions of the Seminar for Arabian Studies annual conference. British Museum, 13-15 July 2012



Images from Kuwait, from top: Beit Al Sadu; Dar al Athat al Islamiyyah; Discovery Place, The Scientific Center; Dar El Cid Exhibition Halls, Tareq Rajab Museum;  Out of Kuwait, Museum of Modern Art (from Art Kuwait)

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PUBLICATIONS 
The Development of the First Qatar National Museum
Mariam Ibrahim Al-Mulla

Key Words: history, collecting, story telling

In:
Cultural Heritage in the Arabian Peninsula: debates, discourses and practices, Karen Exell & Trinidad Rico, editors. Ashgate, 2014, p.117-125
NEW    Museums in Qatar : creating narratives of history, economics and cultural co-operation
Mariam Ibrahim Al-Mulla

Key Words:history of museums in Qatar, new museum culture, national profile

Doctoral thesis, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds, 2013, 401 pages
Available to download via HERE
A Museum in Kuwait
Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi 

Key Words: Modern Art Museum, collection, background

Harper's Bazaar Arabia, February-March 2013, p.184
Available HERE via Art Kuwait
Alternative edition available HERE
The Geology Museum of the United Arab Emirates University: Authenticity of the Past and Allure of the Future
Ahmed A Murad & Osman Abdelghany

Key Words: museum description, museum goals

Museum International, vol. 63, no. 3-4, September-December 2011, p.51-58
Saudi Arabia: Libraries, Archives and Museums
Ayman Shabana

Key Words: history survey, development

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, third edition, August 2011
Abstract available HERE
A Brief Look at the History of Museums in the Region and Wider Middle East
Pamela Erskine-Loftus

Key Words: Gulf, The Art Newspaper 

Introductory essay, 2A Art & Architecture, special edition Museums in the Middle East, issue 13, winter/spring 2010, p.18-20.  
Available HERE   

Sharjah 2008: Culture
Oxford Business Group

Key Words: museums, festivals, historical sites, SMD

The Report: Sharjah 2008, p. 127-132
Available HERE 

Aftereffects - Art Objects:  In Kuwait, Lost Items And a Blackened Museum Are Effects of Earlier War
Alan Riding

Key Words: al-Sabah, Islamic art, missing collections

The New York Times, 11 May 2003, n.p.
Available HERE
Daleel Al-Matahif (Museums in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
Supreme Commission of Tourism (SCT) 

Key Words: museums by region, location and content information

Antiquities and Museums Department, SCT. 2001, 78 pages
Search using paper title HERE for download
Patient Restoration: The Kuwait National Museum
Jonathan M Bloom & Lark Ellen Gould

Key Words: Islamic Art, collections, Gulf War

Saudi Aramco World, vol. 51, no. 5, September/October 2000, p. 10-21
Available
HERE
Rescue in Kuwait: a United Nations success story
Sheikha Hussah al-Sabah

Key Words: Gulf War, collections, Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiyyah

Museums International, vol. L (50th), no. 1, January 1998, p.38-42
Available English    العربية
Conversion of the American Mission Hospital in Kuwait into the Kuwait Museum of Islamic Art
Michael Bielinski

Key Words: museum reorganization, buildings

UNDP mission report, December 1997, 16 pages   
Plan of action for the National Museum in Aden, Republic of Yemen 
Patrick Cardon

Key Words: development, reorganization, collections

UNESCO mission report, April 1997, 51 pages
Bahrain National Museum: Bahrain
Melinda L Knapp

Key Words: museum development

UNESCO mission report, November 1996, 36 pages
Restoration and conservation of the Islamic Museum in Kuwait
Archie Walls

Key Words: architecture, building, Dar Al-Attar Al-Islamiyyah

UNDP (& UNESCO mission report),  March 1996, 200 pages
The Kuwait Islamic Museum: a building project for the library
Mohammed M Aman

Key Words: development, collections, Dar Al-Attar Al-Islamiyyah

UNDP (& UNESCO mission report), February 1996, 65 pages
Archaeology and the Establishment of Museums in Saudi Arabia
Abdullah H. Masry

Key Words: historic sites, Taima, Qasr al-Masmak 

In:
Museums and the Making of 'Ourselves': the role of objects in national identity, Flora Kaplan, editor. Leicester University Press, 1994, p. 125-167

Research Policies in the National Museum of Bahrain (p.83-85)
Nada Abdul-Karim

Preservation and Restoration Work at the Laboratories of the Bahrain National Museum (p.87-89)
Khalid Mohammad Al-Sindi

Beit Al Qur'an (p.91-96)
Jassim Kanoo & Abdul Latif

The Experience of the Museums in the Sultanate of Oman (p.271-274)
Laila Mohammed Al Lamki

The Qatar National Museum and other Qatari Museums (p.299-303)
Ahmed Abdulla Sultan Al Sulaiti, Mohammed Jassim Al-Khulaifi, Ibrahim Jaber Al-Jaber, & Darwish Mostafa Al-Far

The Civilizing Mission of Contemporary Museums (p.305-307)
Mohamed Jassim Al-Khulaifi

United Arab Emirates Museums (p.349-351)
Nassir Hussayn Al Abboudi

Key Words: conference published papers

In: Actes de la Rencontre, Musées, Civilisation et Développement / Proceedings of the Encounter,  Museums, Civilization and Development; Amman, Jordan, ICOM, 26-30 April 1994

Invasion Kuwait: An English Woman's Tale
Jehan S Rajab

Key Words: Tareq Rajab Museum, museum collections, Gulf War

The Radcliffe Press, 1993 (paperback edition, 1996)
Museums
OIC

Key Words:  museum statistics, attendance, future needs

In: Cultural Dimensions of Development in the OIC Member States, Ekmeleddin Insanoğlu, editor; prepared by Zaynep Durukai & Mohammed Aslam. Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture, 1991, p. 68-77 

Cultural Policy in the Yemen Arab Republic (studies and documents on cultural policies)
Abdul-Rahman Al-Haddad

Key Words: UNESCO, museum establishment, National Museum

UNESCO, 1982, 74 pages
Available:    العربية    English
The State of Kuwait, Kuwait National Museum: assessment of technical assistance and plan of action
ICOM on behalf of UNESCO

Key Words: development, re-organization

UNESCO technical report, May 1981, 152 pages 
Available HERE
Assessment of technical assistance and plan of action: Kuwait National Museum, part two: Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Collection
Marilyn Jenkins & Michael Bates

Key Words: development, collections

ICOM on behalf of UNESCO, 1981, Arabic & English, 51 pages
Development of the Cultural Center: Recommendations and Plan of Action: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
UNESCO

Key Words: museum, Islamic collections, King Faisal Foundation

UNESCO mission report, 1981, 85 pages
Available HERE
The National Museum of Kuwait
Michel Ecochard

Key words: architect, site, overview

In: Places of Public Gathering in Islam, Linda Safran, editor. Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 1980, p. 100-101
Downloadable from HERE
Bahrain: conservation, restoration and presentation of archaeological monuments and sites of the pre-Islamic and Islamic periods
Roger Saidah & Ronald Lawcock

Key Words: national Museum, Muharraq, Qal'at Al Bahrain

UNESCO technical report, July 1980, 87 pages
Available HERE 
A Walk Through History
Barry Reynolds

Key Words: Saudi Arabia, archaeology museum

Saudi Aramco World, vol. 30, no. 2, March-April 1979, p.12-17
Available HERE 
National museum of Qatar, Doha
Michael Rice

Key words: site, role, architecture

Museum International, vol. 29, no. 2-3, January-December 1977, p. 78-87
Abstract available HERE
To Value The Past
William Tracy

Key Words: Qatar National Museum, Museum of the Sea

Saudi Aramco World, vol. 27, no. 4, July-August 1976 p. 4-11
Available HERE
Planning of a new national museum: Yemen Arab Republic
Vilhelm Wohlert

Key Words: museum organization, archaeology, collections

UNESCO mission report, June-July 1976, 11 pages
UNESCO Regional Seminar on the Role and Development of Museums in Arab States: Final Report
UNESCO

Key Words: ALECSO, working papers, recommendations 

UNESCO, seminar held 23-30 November 1974, Cairo, 9 pages
Available HERE
The National Museum of Yemen, Sana'a
Claudie Fayein

Key Words: background, layout, collection types

Museum, vol. 24, no. 2, 1972, p.122-124 
Available HERE in English & French
Saudi Arabia: protection of cultural property and development of a museum
A Ghosh

Key Words: antiquities, museum creation, scope

UNESCO mission report serial number 1180, research conduced November 1968-January 1969, pub. April 1969, 22 pages 
Available HERE
Bahrain: protection of cultural property and development of a museum in Bahrain
A. Ghosh

Key Words: museum development, archaeology

UNESCO mission report serial number 787, research conducted March-April 1968, pub. September 1968, 26 pages
Available HERE
Qatar: report on the protection of cultural heritage and development of a museum
A. Ghosh

Key Words: archaeology, law, proposed museum 

UNESCO, serial number 788, research conducted February-March 1968, pub. September 1968, 21 pages 
Available HERE