New Museums, New Nations and Identity Politics 
Marjorie Schwarzer 

Key Words: citizen workforce, government projects, national identity 

Yale University, 18 November 2015 
Information HERE
Advocacy in Global Museums: Empowering Local Communities
Salama Al Shamsi, Sharifa Bin Horaiz, Moaza Saif and Salwa Mikdadi
Key Words:  UAE, social value, identity preservation

Session at the AAM Annual Meeting, number2847, 8:30am, 27 April. Atlanta, 26-29 April 2015
Session recording available via HERE
Creating a Modern Cultural Identity in Qatar: Qatar Museums and its agenda
Marjorie Kelly

Key Words: created identity, government museums

Presented as part of the session: Promoters and Receivers of the Heritage Discourse: By Whom? To Whom?, 1 September.  At 2014 Exeter-Georgetown Gulf Conference, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, 1-2 September 2014
We're All Qataris Here: The Nation-Building Narrative of the New Qatar National Museum
Jocelyn Sage Mitchell

Key Words: re-imagined museum and narrative, civic myth

Presentation as part of session five: Urban planning and museums, 18 March. Cambridge in Qatar: Perspectives on Middle East Studies conference, Qatar University, 17-18 March 2014
Abstract available HERE
Museums and identity in Saudi Arabia
Virginia Cassola

Key Words: identity through museums, archaeology
Identities & Islam: Material Culture, Self and Society in the Pre-Modern Muslim World conference, session: Islamic Archaeology and Contemporary Identities, 20 April. University of Southampton, UK, 19-20 April 2013
Available HERE
Challenging Sanctity: The Visitor’s Quandary at Kuwaiti Museums Dedicated to the Iraqi Invasion and its Aftermath
Thomas DeGeorges

Key Words: identity portrayal

Gulf Studies Symposium - Gulf Cities: Space, Society, Culture, session 4:
 Culture - official verses popular identity construction in heritage, 24 March. Kuwait City, 22-24 March 2013
Islamic identities and heritage preservation in Bahrain
Timothy Insoll & Rachel McLean 

Key words: Islamic archaeology, identity in museums

Paper presented at 7th World Archeological Congress, session 2.1
E: Issues of heritage practices in the Gulf: Part 1, 15 January 2013. Dead Sea, Jordan, 13-18 January 2013
Abstract available HERE
Heritage Museums and the Roles in Preserving the Cultural Identity
Najmi Tamimi

Key Words: Yemen, conservation, architecture

Presentation at 3rd International Architectural Conservation Conference and Exhibition,
 Cultural Development and Awareness sessions, Wednesday 19 December. Dubai, 17-19 December 2012
Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah: Conflicting Pasts in a Coordinated Present
Victoria Penziner-Hightower  

Key Words: national narrative, emirate narrative, museum as narrative, heritage

Presentation at The 2012 Gulf Studies Conference, panel 16, Managing Heritages and Engaging Audiences in the UAE and Qatar, 19 July 2012. University of Exeter Centre for Gulf Studies, 16-20 July 2012
Abstract HERE. Presentation available upon request HERE

Pearling exhibits and the national narrative in the United Arab Emirates
Victoria Penziner-Hightower

Key Words: heritage narrative, national identity

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
Abstract HERE. Presentation available upon request HERE
Globalizing the local, localizing the global
Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani

Key Words: museums, culture, identity

TED Talks, TEDWomen, session 5: Harmony & Discord. Washington DC, USA, 8 December 2010
Video and multi-language transcripts HERE
Museums as a reflection of the local society and its culture
Including Rashad Bukhash (Dubai), chaired by Anna Paolini

Key Words: identity in society, cultural identity

UNESCO seminar, Museums:
A Way to Intercultural Communication and Social Harmony. University of Balamand, Lebanon, 28-29 September 2010
The role of museums and their collections in the formation of Emirati identity
Manal Ataya (Sharjah Museum Department), Mishaal Al Gergawi (Dubai Culture and Arts Authority) & Hoda Al Khamis-Kanoo (ADMAF), chaired by Sultan Al Qassemi

Key Words: representation, cultural heritage

Thinking Cloud
panel discussion, Museum of Islamic Civilization, Sharjah, UAE, 10 January 2009

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NEW    Displaying in/the Peninsula: museums as creators of a visual identity
Pamela Erskine-Loftus

Key Words:  circuit of culture, visualism, museum understandings

In:  Visual Culture(s) in the Gulf: an anthology, Nadia Mounajjed, editor. Gulf Research Center Cambridge, 2016, p.71-90 
The politics of representation: the Kuwait National Museum and processes of cultural production
Asseel Al-Ragam

Key Words: museums as symbols, national narratives

International Journal of Heritage Studies, vol. 20, issue 6,
 2014, p.663-674
Abstract available HERE
One Zellij at a Time: Building Local and Global Cultural Connections and Creative Thinking Skills Through an Exhibition of Islamic Arts for Children in Saudi Arabia
Elif M Gokcigdem & Michelle M. Seaters

Key Words: audience research, exhibition, cultural identity

In: Museums in a Global Context: national identity, international understanding, Jennifer W Dickey, Samir El Azhar & Catherine M Lewis, editors. The AAM Press, 2013, p.162-185
Vision for Culture in the Arabian Gulf: National Identity and Emergence
Peggy Loar

Key Words: national museum, Qatar, cultural identity

In: Museums in a Global Context: national identity, international understanding,
Jennifer W Dickey, Samir El Azhar & Catherine M Lewis, editors. The AAM Press, 2013, p.186-205
Also available in Museum (magazine of the American Alliance of Museums), vol. 93, no. 4, July-August 2014, p.38-46
Impacts of Social Change in Museum Development
Mona Al Ali

Key Words: UAE, views of museums

In: Reimagining Museums: practice in the Arabian Peninsula, Pamela Erskine-Loftus, editor. MuseumsEtc, 2013, p.130-145
Archaeology, Demographics and Demographic Imbalance in the United Arab Emirates
Jeffrey Szuchman

Key Words: identity, archaeology knowledge, Zayed National Museum

Heritage & Society,  vol. 5, no. 1, spring-summer 2012, p.35-52
Available HERE
Building Museums, and a Fresh Arab identity
Nicolai Ouroussoff

Key Words: museums in national narrative, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, social transformation

The New York Times, 27 November 2010, page A1 & A8
Electronic edition available HERE
Museum and Identity
Mona Bin Hussain

Key Words: museums as component of personal identity

2A Art & Architecture, special edition Museums in the Middle East, issue 13, winter/spring 2010, p.18-20
Available HERE 
Conscious Receivers: a discussion of museums and the construction of national identity in the United Arab Emirates
Soren Blau

Key Words: cultural identity, contemporary society, archaeology
In: Archaeology of the United Arab Emirates, proceedings from the First International Conference on the Archaeology of the UAE. Daniel Potts, Hassan Al Naboodah & Peter Hellyer, editors. Trident Press, 2003, p.23-30
Heritage Exhibited: A Study of National Culture in the Arabic Gulf Countries - Presented through the History and Politics of Museum Practices
Christel Braae 

Key Words: representation, ethnographic collections

Doctoral thesis, Aarhus University 1997, 159 pages
Observing the present - reflecting the past. Attitudes to archaeology in the United Arab Emirates 
Soren Blau

Key Words: interviews, views of museums, archaeological identity

Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy, vol. 6, no. 2, May 1995, p.116-128
Available HERE
Images - Bahrain. From top right: Bahrain Fort Site Museum; Beit Al Qur'an; Bahrain Fort. Left: Bahrain National Museum