​​​​​​Museums in arabia

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11- 13 October 2017
 
Hosted by Bahrain National Museum

and

Supported by Bahrain Authority for Culture & Antiquities



Conference Programme 



Hosted and generously supported by:

Hosted and generously supported by:

Hosted and generously supported by:

 

 





                                                   Day 1: 11 October 2017



08.30 – 09.00: REGISTRATION

09:00 – 09:30:     WELCOME ADDRESSES

 
09:00   H.E. Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa, President, Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities

09:10    Dr. Sarina Wakefield, Director and Co-Organizer, Museums in Arabia and Adjunct Lecturer, Art History, College                of Arts and Creative Enterprises, Zayed University, Dubai, UAE
               and     
              Dr. Laila Prager, Co-Organizer, Museums in Arabia, Professor, Social Anthropology, Hamburg University,                             Germany and Senior Research Fellow in Humanities, NYU Abu Dhabi, UAE

09:20   Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa, Museums Director, Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities


09:30 – 10:30:    PANEL 1

                          Museum Development in Gulf Cities
Chair: Dr. Sebastian Maisel, Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures, Grand Valley State University, USA

09:30   INTERSECTIONS IN THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SPHERES OF CULTURE: KUWAITI HERITAGE BUILDING        

              PRACTICES
              Dr. Asseel Al-Ragam, Assistant Professor, College of Architecture, Kuwait University, Kuwait


09:50   MUSEUM ARCHITECTURE AND ITS INFLUENCE ON PEOPLE
              Dr. Mona Al Ali, Museum Consultant, Sharjah, UAE

10:10    QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION

 
10:30 – 11:00:    BREAK
                                TEA & COFFEE



11:00 – 12:00:  PANEL 2
                         Reconsidering National Museums: Challenges and Opportunities
Chair: Dr. Anke Reichenbach, Associate Professor, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Zayed University, Dubai, UAE

11:00   THE BAHRAIN MUSEUMS: CHALLENGES TO MAINTAIN RELEVANCE
            Dr. Nadine Boksmati-Fattouh, Museum Consultant, Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, Bahrain and    

            USA


11:20   BEYOND THE NATIONAL: MUSEUMS IN CONTEXT: THE CASE OF OMAN
            Arooj Ayub Al-Raee, Doctoral Researcher, Museum Studies, University of Birmingham, UK


11:40   QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION



12:00-13:00:    LUNCH BREAK


 
13:00-14:20:    PANEL 3
                         Identity and Modernity

Chair: Dr. Sarina Wakefield, Adjunct Lecturer, Art History, College of Arts and Creative Enterprises, Zayed University, Dubai, UAE
       
13:00   SIMULACRUM OF HERITAGE: BETWEEN AESTHETIZATION AND CAPITALIST CONSUMERISM
             Dr. Abeer Hussam Eddin Allahham, Associate Professor, College of Design, Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal    

             University, KSA

13:20   COMMEMORATING AND CELEBRATING THE UNION – DUBAI’S ETIHAD MUSEUM
             Sumantro Ghose, Museum Consultant, UK

13:40   TRAVELING IMAGES: MUSEUMS, COLLECTIONS AND CULTURAL DIPLOMACY
             Karim Sultan, Director, Barjeel Art Foundation and Independent Artist, Dubai, UAE

14:00   QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION



14:20 – 15:00:    BREAK
                                TEA & COFFEE



15:00 – 18:30:    MUSEUM VISITS

 
15:00 – 16:00:    BAHRAIN NATIONAL MUSEUM

                                 (Tour of the permanent exhibition and the temporary exhibition, The Hidden Art of Dilmun)


 
16:00 – 17:00:    AL KHAMIS VISITORS CENTRE


17:00 – 18:30:    QALAT AL BAHRAIN SITE MUSEUM



                                          DAY TWO: 12 October 2017



08:30 – 09:00:    REGISTRATION



09:00 – 10:40:    PANEL 4
                         Gulf Museums and the Arts

Chair: Dr. Salwa Mikdadi, Associate Professor, Practice of Art History, NYU Abu Dhabi, UAE

09:00   CONSIDERING THE IMPLICATIONS OF INFORMAL ARTS INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE UAE OF THE 1990’S
               Maya Allison, Galleries Director and Chief Curator, NYU Abu Dhabi, UAE

09:20   AN ARTFUL AWAKENING IN NAJD
              Dr. Stephen Steinbeiser, Cultural Director, Atturaif Living Museum Project, KSA

09:40     OUT OF THE BOX & BEYOND THE WALLS: THE CASE OF LAND ART
             Sandra Beauchard, Independent Researcher Cultural and Art Advisor and Project Director, France

10:00   THE PLACE OF CONTACT ARTWORKS IN A GLOBAL ART HISTORY MUSEUM: THE EXAMPLE OF THE

              LOUVRE ABU DHABI
              Dr. Olivia Bourrat, Agence France-Muséums, Curatorial Deputy Director for the Louvre Abu Dhabi Project and

              Curator in Charge of Early Modern Art, France and UAE

10:20   QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION



10:40 – 11:10:    BREAK
                                TEA & COFFEE


 
11:10 – 12:50:    PANEL 5
                           New Visualisations

Chair: Dr. Laila Prager, Professor, Social Anthropology, Hamburg University, Germany and Senior Research Fellow in Humanities, NYU Abu Dhabi, UAE

11:10    CONNECTING THE DOTS: HOW TO COMBINE CULTURAL NORMS, ARTISTIC INNOVATION AND      

            GOVERNMENTAL OVERSIGHT
            Dr. Sebastian Maisel, Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures, Grand Valley State University, USA

11:30   WHERE ARE THE WOMEN? REPRESENTATION OF EMIRATI WOMEN ARTISTS IN THE LOCAL, REGIONAL  

            AND INTERNATIONAL ART WORLD
            Dr. Sabrina DeTurk, Assistant Professor, Art History, College of Arts and Creative Enterprises, Zayed University,                Dubai, UAE

11:50   VISIONS OF A FUTURE: QATAR’S BIN JELMOOD HOUSE (OF SLAVERY)
            Dr. Sandra L. Richards, Professor, African American Studies, Theatre and Performance Studies, Northwestern,        

            Evanston, Illinois, USA

12:10   BEN JELMOOD HOUSE AND THE AFRICAN DIASPORA IN THE MIDDLE EAST?
            Dr. Alaine S. Hutson, Professor of History, Huston-Tillotson University, Austin, Texas, USA

12:30   QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION


12:50 – 13:50:   LUNCH BREAK



13:50 – 15:10:   PANEL 6
                          Musealising Urban Spaces and Architecture

Chair: Dr. Pierre Lombard, Senior Researcher, CNRS (France) and Adviser for Archaeology, Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities

13:50   PEARLING AS AN ARTISTIC PRACTICE IN BAHRAIN
             Dr. John Thabiti Willis, Associate Professor, Carleton College, USA

14:10   THE REPRESENTATION OF AUTHORSHIP AND OWNERSHIP IN THE ARAB GULF MUSEUMS
            Dr. Anas Alomaim, College of Architecture, Kuwait University, Kuwait and Ahmed Y. Taleb, Independent Property             and Urban Development Consultant, Bahrain

14:30   THE GATEWAY TO BAHRAIN: BELGRAVE'S MODERN MONUMENT
             Ali Ismail Karimi, Harvard Graduate School of Design, USA

14:50   QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION


 
15:10 – 21:00:   MUSEUM VISITS



15:10 – 15:50:   BU MAHER VISITORS CENTRE
                               (Boats leave from the Bay facing Darseen Café, Bahrain National Museum Café)



15:50 – 16:15:   COFFEE BREAK
                               (Darseen Café, Bahrain National Museum)



16:15 – 17:00:   THE PEARL PATH EXHIBITION: CURATOR’S TOUR

                               (Bahrain National Museum)



17:00 – 19:00:   SHAIKH IBRAHIM BIN MOHAMMED AL KHALIFA CENTRE FOR CULTURE AND RESEARCH
                                (Muhharaq – Traditional Houses Visit and Pearling Pathway)



19:00 – 20:00:   TRADITIONAL CONCERT AT THE MOHAMED BIN FARES HOUSE OF MUSIC

                                (Shaikh Ibrahim bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Centre)


                                       DAY THREE: 13 October 2017


08:30 – 09:00:   REGISTRATION
 


09:00 – 10:00:   PANEL 7

                           New Technologies and the Museum
Chair: Felix Beck, Assistant Professor of Practice of Design and Director of Lab for Narrative Technologies and Spatial Installations, NYU Abu Dhabi, UAE

09:00   PHYGITAL MUSEUM EXPERIENCE: A COMMUNICATION MEDIUM OF HERITAGE MUSEUMS’

              COLLECTIONS IN THE GULF
              Eslam Nofal, Research Design, Department of Architecture, KU Leuven, Belgium; Rabee M. Reffat, Department                   of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Assiut University, Egypt; Andrew Vande Moere, Research Design,      

              Department of Architecture, KU Leuven, Belgium

09:20   THE SPACE OF CURATION: ON THE POSSIBILITIES OF OPEN CULTURAL DATA IN ARABIA
              Dr. David Joseph Wrisley, Visiting Associate Professor of Digital Humanities, NYU Abu Dhabi, UAE

09:40   VISUAL TRENDS: DECODING THE VISITING EXPERIENCE AT THE MUSEUM OF ISLAMIC ART IN DOHA,                     QATAR
              Maria Paula Arias, PhD Candidate, University of Manchester, UK

10:00   QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION



10:20 – 10:50:    BREAK
                                TEA & COFFEE



10:50 – 12:30:   PANEL 8
                           Urban Transition: Conservation and Adaptation

Chair: Dr. Sabrina DeTurk, Assistant Professor, Art History, College of Arts and Creative Enterprises, Zayed University in Dubai, UAE

10:50   KUWAITI MUSEUMS WITH TRADITIONAL VENUES
             Dr. Marjorie Kelly, Independent Researcher, USA

11:10   SARUQ AL HADID ARCHAEOLOGY MUSEUM: A CASE STUDY OF NEW AND CREATIVE APPROACH TO        

           DESIGNING, EXECUTION AND MANAGEMENT OF MUSEUM PROJECTS
           Shatha Amin Al-Mulla, Project Manager, Architectural Heritage and Antiquities Department, Dubai Municipality,

           Dubai, UAE and Nehad Ziad Hendawi, Senior Object Conservator, Architectural Heritage and Antiquities

           Department, Dubai Municipality, Dubai, UAE

11:30   TRADITIONAL ARTS INSTITUTES IN THE PRESERVATION OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS
            George Richards, Art Jameel, Dubai, UAE


11:50   ACCENTING THE CONTEMPORARY: NEW GEOGRAPHIES OF DISPLAY IN THE UAE
            Dr. Woodman Taylor, Chair of the Department of Visual Communication and Professor of Art History, American             University in Dubai, UAE

12:10   QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION 



12:30 – 13:30:   LUNCH BREAK


13:30 – 14:30:   WRAP UP AND DISCUSSION


 
                                                                 END OF DAY THREE