International Council of Museums:
ICOM Oman - National Committee 
ICOM Qatar - National Committee
ICOM United Arab Emirates - National Committee
ICOM ARAB - Regional Alliance of the Arab Countries region


Museums and Cultural Diplomacy Projects in Qatar and the Middle East
Sumantro Ghose

Key Words:international projects, museums, government

Presentation at the Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy "Cultural Diplomacy & Cross Continental Cooperation: Building Bridges for a United Global Community" Institute of Cultural Diplomacy, Berlin, 17-21 December 2013
Available HERE
The challenges of being a world museum
Including Dominique de Font-Réaulx (Louvre Abu Dhabi), Wassan Al-Khudhairi (Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Qatar), Richard Armstrong (Guggenheim Foundation), chaired by Arthur Cohen

Key Words: branding, museum expansion

Communicating the Museum conference, online component, 28 June 2012, 90mins. New York, 28-29 June 2012
Available HERE
Cultural Policy: How Policy and Regional Governments Support Artistic Residencies, Commissions and Communities
Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, Salwa Mikdadi, HE Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, Oussama Rifahi, chaired by Ruth Ann Stewart

Key Words: government arts policy, UAE

March Meeting 2012, 19 March 2012. Dar Al Nadwa, Sharjah, UAE, 17-19 March 2012
Summery and two-part video recording available HERE
Qatar Museums Authority Vision Statement

Key words: bilingual, video

Strategic Management Office, QMA, February 2012
Available HERE
Collaborations with Museums in the Middle East
Including Elif Gokcigdem (Aramco), Jeff Patchen (The Children's Museum of Indianapolis), chaired by Kathryn Matthew

Key words: Saudi Arabia, Dubai, children

American Association of Museums annual conference, session WE08, 25 May 2011, 1.15hrs. Houston, Texas, USA, 22-25 May 2011
Access via HERE
Emerging World Cultural Leadership from the Gulf – Questions and Issues
Roger Mandle

Key Words: establishment of institutions, development of cultural programmes, Qatar

Williams College, Massitussus, USA 28 April 2011 
Beyond The Market: Art Institutions in the Region Today
Including Roger Mandle (QMA), Richard Armstrong (Guggenheim Foundation), Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi (Barjeel Art Foundation), chaired by Hans Ulrich Obrist

Key Words: museums, social responsibility, growth prospects

The Farjam Foundation (in collaboration with Promise of a Generation & Barjeel Art Foundation), 15 March 2011
Building and Sustaining Patronage II: Institutions and Museums
Including Manal Ataya (SMD), Salwa Mikdadi (Emirates Foundation), Wassan Al Khudairi (Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art) chaired by Anna Somers-Cocks 

Key Words: museum future growth, art museums 

Global Art Forum 4, Dubai, 19 March, 52mins. 15 March (Qatar) & 17-19 March (Dubai) 2010
Video available HERE
Discussing Museums
Including Thomas Krens (Guggenheim Foundation) chaired by Shumon Basar

Key Words: economic conditions, museum collaborations

Global Art Forum 3, Dubai, 18 March, 1hr, 7mins. 16 March (Qatar) & 18-20 March (Dubai) 2009   
Video available HERE 
Images - Qatar: From top, (former) National Museum of Qatar; QMA Gallery at Katara; Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art. 


The Management of Museums in Sharjah
Daniel Simonet & Clement Vincent

Key Words: museum development, attendance, cultural hubs

In:  Public Administration and Policy in the Middle East, Alexander R. Dawoody, editor. Springer, 2015, p.247-261

Available to download HERE
How Collaborative Approaches May Help Museums Reach Their Communities
Salwa Mikdadi

Key Words: museum collaborations, reciprocity

In: Reimagining Museums: Practice in the Arabian Peninsula, Pamela Erskine-Loftus, editor. MuseumsEtc, 2013, p.146-158
Social Change and the Rules of the Game: A Conversation About Museum Values in the United Arab Emirates
Marjorie Schwarzer, Aisha Deemas & Leigh Markopoulos

Key Words: ethics, censorship, international interaction

Reimagining Museums: practice in the Arabian Peninsula, Pamela Erskine-Loftus, editor. MuseumsEtc, 2013, p.204-234
ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums
International Council of Museums

Key Words: new translation, Arabic

ICOM Code of Professional Ethics, 2013. 19 pages
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Artistic synergies: increasing investment in cultural facilities bodes well for the industry
Oxford Business Group

Key Words: Museum of Islamic Art, QMA, forms of investment

The Report: Qatar 2012, Culture and Tourism section, p.225-234
Partly available HERE
Commitment to Arts and Culture
TDIC, Abu Dhabi

Key Words: museum development, Saadiyat Island, cultural programming

Best Practices Report 2010, p.29-30
Available HERE
Think Globally, Publish Virtually, Act Locally: A U.S.-Saudi International Museum Partnership
Paul Michael Taylor

Key Words: Saudi Arabia, natural history, standardized practices

Curator: The Museum Journal, vol. 48, no. 1, January 2005, p.101–110
Abstract available HERE
Merger of Antiquities and Museums Sector into the Supreme Commission for Tourism: 
Part One - A Policy and Strategic Review
Part Two - A Long Term Strategic Model for the Future Safeguarding, Organisation and Administration of the National Heritage
The Supreme Commission for Tourism

Key Words: Saudi Arabia, mission & vision, planning and aims, long range planning

Reports by Stevens & Associates, October 2003
English: Part One: 44 pages; Part Two: 179 pages
Search HERE using 'Merger of Antiquities and Museums Sector' Arabic: Part One: 46 pages; Part Two: 58 pages
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دمج قطاع الآثار والمتاحف بالهيئة 
The 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict- is it working? A case study: the Persian Gulf War experience
Harvey E Oyer, III

Key Words: cultural property, treaties

Columbia-VLA Journal of Law and the Arts, vol. 23, no. 1, winter 1999, p.49-65
The Protection of Cultural Property in the Arab World
Christine Irsheid

Key Words: Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, legislation

International Journal of Cultural Property, vol. 6, no. 1, January 1997, p.11-46
The Protection of Cultural Heritage in the Sultanate of Oman
Alessandro Gugolz

Key Words: legislation, political aims

International Journal of Cultural Property, vol. 5, no. 2, July 1996, p.291-309

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