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). 

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CONFERENCE
Museums in Arabia conference
Bahrain, 11-13 October 2017
Full information and program 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

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RESEARCH PROJECT
The National Museum of Qatar and the Public Imagination
Longitudinal research project on the social and cultural perception and impact of the National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ).
Project website HERE

FORTHCOMING MUSEUM
Art Newspaper special supplement on the Louvre Abu Dhabi, opening November 2017
Digital edition available HERE

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