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PRESENTATIONS 

Building the Museums of the 21st Century 
Nadine Boksmati-Fattouh

Key Words:  Bahrain, building-rebuilding, community engagement

Presentation
 at the AAM Annual Meeting, session 2855, 2pm, 26 April.  Atlanta, 26-29 April 2015
Session recording available via HERE
Museums in the Gulf: What is their Identity?
Anie Montigny

Key Words: national museums, use of objects, Q&A

Lecture at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar (in collaboration with UCL Qatar), 13 February 2013, 1 hour.
Video available HERE
Rhetoric of globalisation and modernity in reconstructing heritage in Qatar
Mariam Ibrahim Al-Mulla

Key Words: new museum philosophy, evaluation of museums

Paper presented at 7th World Archeological Congress, session 2.1E: Issues of heritage practices in the Gulf: Part 1, 15 January 2013. Dead Sea, Jordan, 13-18 January 2013
The Role of Museums in Saudi Arabia and the Possibilities of Community Involvement
Alaa Al Rawaibah

Key Words: new museum roles, archaeological heritage
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 available HERE
Heritage in Qatar: an example of culturally-led economic regeneration
Mariam Ibrahim Al-Mulla

Key Words: Museum of Islamic Art, museum creation

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. 
Abstract available HERE
The Conception of Archaeology Museums in Bahrain: Which Strategy?
Pierre Lombard

Key Words: national museum, local understandings of museum growth program

Presentation as part of the Regional and Local Museums session (14 July) of the Museums in Arabia sessions of the Seminar for Arabian Studies annual conference. British Museum 13-15 July 2012.   
Universal Value? Museum Franchising in Abu Dhabi
Sarina Wakefield

Key Words: UAE, idea of 'universal museum', partnerships

Presentation as part of the Museums and Globalisation session (14 July) of the Museums in Arabia sessions of the Seminar for Arabian Studies annual conference. British Museum 13-15 July 2012.   
Individual Patronage in the UAE: the Salsali Private Museum
Ramin Salsali

Key Words: museum concept, developing collection

Presentation at March Meeting 2012, 17 - 19 March 2012. Dar Al Nadwa, Sharjah, UAE. 17 March 2012, 14mins.
Video and abstract avaibale HERE
Catalysts for social change and cross-cultural dialogue? Contemporary museum projects in the Arab-Persian Gulf Region
Ulrike Al Khamis

Key Words: new museums, UAE, Qatar

Presentation at Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, The Aga Khan University, London. 2 February 2012

British Museum's Neil MacGregor engages with UAE heritage
The National - sound and vision

Key Words: Sheikh Zayed National Museum

Video, The National, UAE. 9 May 2011, 4.15mins
Available HERE
Museum Expansion in the Global 21st Century: The Case of Abu Dhabi
Andrew McClellan

Key Words: UAE, Saadiyat Island

Presentation at the Institute of Museum Ethics, Seton Hall University, USA. 18 November 2010




Images, from top, all renderings:  Zayed National Museum, Abu Dhabi, UAE; Oman National Museum, Muscat, Oman; Museum of the Built Environment, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; National Museum of Qatar, Doha, Qatar; Maritime Museum, Abu Dhabi, UAE; Museum of Contemporary Art, Bahrain; Louvre Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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PUBLICATIONS 

NEW    Arabia and the East: how Singapore and Doha display the nation and the world
Peggy Levitt

Key Words:  role of museums, approved narratives, national vision

In: Artifacts and Allegiances: how museums put the nation and the world on display, Peggy Levitt, author. University of California Press, 2015, p.91-132 
NEW    Museums as Signifiers in the Gulf
Haifa Matar

Key Words: soft power, new museums, nonprofit organizations

In: Cities, Museums and Soft Power, Gail Dexter Lord & Ngaire Blankenberge, editors. The AAM Press, 2015, p.87-97 
Branding, legitimation and the power of museums: The case of the Louvre Abu Dhabi
Btihaj Ajana

Key Words: Louvre background, cultural capital

Museum & Society, vol. 13, no. 3, July 2015, p.316-335
Available HERE
The Museum Past the Purpassing Disaster: Walid Raad's Projective Futures 
Chad Elias

Key Words: Gulf museums, artistic engagement, rethinking art categories


In: Dissonant Archives: contemporary visual culture and contested narratives in the Middle East, Anthony Downey, editor. I B Tauris, 2015, p.215-231
The Louvre Abu Dhabi: French Universalism, Exported
Seth Graebner

Key Words: government agreements, French press, museum establishment

L'Esprit Créateur, vol. 54, no. 2, summer 2014, p.186-199
Available via HERE
Born Again
Kevin Jones

Key Words: Louvre Abu Dhabi, universal museum, Birth of a Museum

Harper's Bazaar Art, issue 14, July-August 2014, p.48-52 
Introduction: (De)constructing Arabian Heritage Debates
Karen Exell & Trinidad Rico

Key Words: new museums, Qatar, UAE

In: Cultural Heritage in the Arabian Peninsula: debates, discourses and practices, Karen Exell & Trinidad Rico, editors. Ashgate, 2014, p.1-15 
Heritage, Cosmopolitanism and Identity in Abu Dhabi
Sarina Wakefield

Key Words:  Saadiyat Island, Zayed National Museum

In: Cultural Heritage in the Arabian Peninsula: debates, discourses and practices, Karen Exell & Trinidad Rico, editors. Ashgate, 2014, p.99-115
Islamic Identities and Heritage Presentation in Bahrain
Rachel MacLean & Timothy Insoll

Key Words:  new museums, archeological site museums, Al-Khamis museum

In: Cultural Heritage in the Arabian Peninsula: debates, discourses and practices, Karen Exell & Trinidad Rico, editors. Ashgate, 2014, p.129-141
The Kingdom to spend $1.7bn on building 230 museums 
Catherine Milner

Key Words: Saudi Arabia, archeology, cultural tourism, contemporary art

The Art Newspaper, Special Report: Saudi Arabia (section 2), no. 257, May 2014
Partially available HERE
The Mirror of the Sheikhs : Museums and Patrimonialism in the Arab Principalities of the Persian Gulf
Alexandre Kazerouni

Key Words: rise of museums in Qatar, UAE

PhD thesis, Sciences Po, Paris, 2013
NEW    Re-inventing the museum in Abu Dhabi and Qatar?  
Laura Dameme

Key Words: motives behind new museum creation

MA in Art Business, Sotheby's Institute of Art, 2013
Enacting the Archives, Decentring the Muses:  The Museum of Islamic Art in Doha and the Asian Civilizations Museum in Singapore
Walter D. Mignolo

Key Words: Qatar, narrative spaces, western museum model

Ibraaz, 'platform 006', November 2013
Available HERE
A Regional Resurgence
Paul McLoughlin

Key Words: Qatar, Mathaf, contemporary Arab art

Brownbook, The Museum Issue, March-April 2013, p.121-124
Available HERE 

Contextualizing History: Bahrain's Innovative Approach to Museum Creation
Alex Aubry

Key Words: interviews, entrepreneurial, historic houses

In: Reimagining Museums: Practice in the Arabian Peninsula, 
Pamela Erskine-Loftus, editor. MuseumsEtc, 2013, p.66-97
Hybrid Heritage and Cosmopolitanism in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi
Sarina Wakefield

Key Words:  Saadiyat Island, citizens, identity

In: 
Reimagining Museums: Practice in the Arabian Peninsula
Pamela Erskine-Loftus, editor. MuseumsEtc, 2013, p.98-129
Khasab Castle: A Museum for the Material Culture of the Musandam Peninsula in the Sultanate of Oman
Marcia Dorr, Abdullah bin Salem Al Zahli, Aisha bint Abdullah Al Thanawi & Saif bin Khamis Al Rawahi

Key Words: heritage museum, regeneration

In: Reimagining Museums: Practice in the Arabian Peninsula, 
Pamela Erskine-Loftus, editor. MuseumsEtc, 2013, p.284-320

Museum Expansion in the Twenty-First Century: Abu Dhabi
Andrew McClellan

Key words: nationalism, tourism, Saadiyat Island

Journal of Curatorial Studies, vol. 1, no. 3, December 2012, p.271-293
Abstract avialable HERE
Re-inventing the Museum: Private Collections in the Public Space
Samah Ahmed

Key Words: interview, UAE, private museum

Variety Arabia, July/August 2012, p.26-27
Available HERE
The Museum as Economic Catalyst: Abu Dhabi's new cultural district
Seth Thompson

Key Words: UAE, cultural tourism

In:
The Emerging Asian City: Concomitant Urbanities & Urbanisms, Vinayak Bharne, editor. Routledge, 2012, p.244-253
Re-imagining Museums: conversation with Ramin Salsali
Bharti Lalwani

Key Words: private museums, interview, UAE

TAKE ON ART, vol. 3, no. 9, 2012, p.102-105
Available HERE
Salsali Private Museum - SPM
Contemporary Practices

Key Words: UAE, private museum foundation

Contemporary Practices: visual arts from the Middle East, vol. 11, 2012, p.32-37
Available HERE
The Extraordinary Development of Museums in the Gulf States
Mounir Bouchenaki

Key Words: Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, museum development

Museum International, vol. 63, no. 3-4, September-December 2011, p.93-103
Abstract and access HERE
Center for World Culture Emerging
Paul Sauser

Key Words: interviews, Saudi Arabia, new museum collections and components

Dimensions International (a periodical of Saudi Aramco), winter 2011, p.14-27
Available:  English     日本語     中国语文
New Museums
Sarah-Neel Smith & Sam Thorne

Key Words: Qatar, Mathaf

frieze, issue 137, March 2011
Available HERE
Eastern Promise
Rebecca Atkinson

Key Words: new museums, UAE, Qatar, new processes, interviews

Museums Journal, issue 111/01, January 2011, p.28-32
If we build it, will they come... and if they come, will it succeed? : investigating the probability of success for the first children's museum in Saudi Arabia 
Michelle M Seaters-Alireza

Key Words: operation model, adaptation, family & community

MA in Museum Studies dissertation, School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, 2010

NEW    Museums for Sale: The Louvre and Guggenheim in Abu Dhabi
Karolina Fabelová

Key Words: museum branding, exporting museums

The New Presence, issue 3:
The Changing Face of a Nation: American Phenomena, summer 2010, p.53-58
Available to download from HERE
How to Begin? Envisioning the Impact of Guggenheim Abu Dhabi
Regine Basha, Hassan Khan, Sohrab Mohebbi, Didem Özbek & Sarah Rifky

Key Words: UAE, local roles, artist and curator perspectives

AA-AP 'Alternatives' scholarly works publication / CCS Bard, Özge Ersoy, editor. April 2010. 72 pages
Each chapter as individual PDF available HERE
Culture Building with a Twist
Alex Aubry

Key Words: Bahrain, historic houses, museums

Muraqqa, March 2010
Available HERE
The Establishment of the Marib Museum: a project of the Yemeni Social Fund of Development (SFD) and the German Archaeological Institute Sana'a (DAI)
Iris Gerlach, Robert C Arndt & Susan Kamel

Key Words: museum concept, planning

2A Art & Architecture, special edition
Museums in the Middle East, issue 13, winter/spring 2010, p.148-155
Universality and its Discontents: the Louvre and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi as a Case Study in the Future of Museums
Catherine R Skluzacek

Key Words: UAE, case study

Macalester College, (St Paul, USA), Art and Art History Honors Projects, Paper 1. 2010, 72 pages
Available HERE
Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art
Contemporary Practices

Key Words: museum opening, interviews

Contemporary Practices: visual arts from the Middle East, vol. 8, 2010, p.16-33
Available HERE
The New Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar 
Yasien Mohamed

Key Words: museum opening

Islam and Civilisation Renewal, special journal issue:
Islam and Pluralism, vol. 1, no. 1, October 2009, p.181-183
Available HERE

Internationalism and cross-cultural exchange:  current Gulf States projects
Annette Welkamp

Key Words: UAE, Qatar, new museums, plans

Museums Australia,  vol. 18, no. 1, September 2009, p.27-30
Available HERE
Cultural Capital
Sharon Heal

Key Words: new museum projects, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Qatar, interviews

Museums Journal, issue 108/10, October 2008, p.28-31
The Louvre Abu Dhabi Project: A New Arm for France’s Cultural Diplomacy in the Persian Gulf Region?
Julien Herlory

Key Words:  museum franchising, place branding

Master Thesis, Department of Development and International Relations, Aalborg University, Denmark. June 2008. 121 pages
Available HERE
Globalization, Economics and Museums: Saadiyat Island’s Cultural District in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Seth Thompson

Key Words: new museum

Journal for Arts in Society, vol. 3, no. 3, 2008, p.21-26
Abstract available HERE;    essay HERE
An Oasis in the Desert? Issues and Intricacies Concerning the Louvre-Abu Dhabi Museum Expansion
Taylor Poulin

Key Words: UAE, international agreements, power-knowledge relationships

The Journal of Undergraduate Research (University of Notre Dame, College of Arts & Letters), print edition 2007-2008, p.75-93
Available HERE
Fresh Gulf Currents
Lisa Ball-Lechgar

Key Words: UAE, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain

Saudi Aramco World, vol. 58, no. 6, November/December 2007, p.2-13
Available HERE
Preliminary Vision On Establishing a Palms Museum In The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Culture And Heritage Tourism Program - Antiquities and Museums Department

Key Words: museum rational, suggested galleries

The Supreme Commission For Tourism. 2001, 9 pages
Search using paper title HERE for download