MAPcollective

MAPcollective brings together and shares resources on
museum practice, museology and museums located in the 
Arabian Peninsula (Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates,
Oman, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia). 

NOW

CALL FOR PAPERS
Museums in Arabia conference Call for Papers open until 31 March 2017

Conference will be held at Bahrain National Museum, 11-13 October 2017
Details for the Call for Papers HERE
NEW PUBLICATION
Representing the Nation:  heritage, museums, national narratives, and identity in the Arab Gulf States
16 essays on museums, heritage and the creation of national narratives and identity in the GCC.
edited by Pamela Erskine-Loftus, Victoria Hightower & Mariam Al-Mulla.
Routledge, June 2016
Information HERE 
NEW JOURNAL
Multaqa: a forum for Gulf Museum Educators
The journal of the Gulf Museum Educators Network, inaugural edition on the contexts of museum education, and volume 2 on participatory experiences..
Available HERE
NEW PUBLICATION
Museums in Arabia: transnational practices and regional processes

Proceedings from the 2014 Museums in Arabia conference held in Doha, Qatar.
Edited by Sarina Wakefield and Karen Exell
Routledge, MAY  2016
Information HERE

NEW PUBLICATION
Modernity and the Museum in the Arabian Peninsula

By Karen Exell . Routlidge, April 2016
Information HERE
NEW ORGANIZATION
Gulf Museum Educators Network
More information and to join HERE
PUBLICATION
The Gulf: High Culture/Hard Labor

Essays and artwork discussing the construction of Saadiyat Island culture sites, publication by the organization Gulf Labor.
Information HERE 
PUBLICATION
Museums and the Material World:
Collecting the Arabian Peninsula
14 chapters on collecting practices, collection formation, and collections care in the Arabian Peninsula.
Published May 2014 by MuseumsEtc,
PUBLICATION
Cultural Heritage in the Arabian Peninsula: debates, discourses and practices
New publication from Ashgate, edited by Karen Exell & Trinidad Rico of UCL Qatar, including contributions on museums in UAE, Bahrain and QatarPublished May 2014. Information HERE
SECOND EDITION
Reimagining Museums: Practice in the Arabian Peninsula
20 chapters on museum practice in the Peninsula, including aspects of museum creation, identity, education, exhibition, training, communities and audiences.  Available from MuseumsEtc in digital and print editions. 
PUBLICATION
Contemporary Kingdom: The Saudi Art Scene Now
New publication by Canvas including essays on Saudi museums and collectors.
Information HERE

NEXT


UPCOMING CONFERENCE
Boundaries, Identity and the Public Realm
2017 New York Times Art of Tomorrow conference
Including sessions on museums and national identity, future museums, and censorship
Doha, Qatar, 11-13 March 2017
Website HERE
SAVE THE DATE
Next Gulf Museum Educators Network meeting spring 2017
To get details and be added to meeting notifications contact gmuseumeducators@gmail.com 

LATER

NEXT EDITION 
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 
UPCOMING CONFERENCE
CultureSummit 2017

On arts, government and media.
Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 9-13 April 2017 Website HERE

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