Photo Credit: Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Sarina Wakefield

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Museums in Arabia is a non profit organisation, which provides a dedicated international platform for museum and heritage practitioners, academics and emerging scholars to engage in discussions and debates about the role of museums and heritage in the Arabian Peninsula. It aims to facilitate dialogue between academic disciplines, and between academics and museum and heritage practitioners, and in doing so to develop multi-disciplinary understandings of museum and heritage practice in the Gulf.

Established in 2011, Museums in Arabia has organised several highly successful conferences. The conference series has been held at different host institutions, including the British Museum in 2012 as a special session at the Arabian Seminar and at the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, in partnership with UCL Qatar in 2014. The conference provides a platform for local, regional and international scholars and practitioners to come together to discuss and exchange ideas around museum and heritage practices in the Gulf.

Director: Dr. Sarina Wakefield