​​​​​​Museums in arabia

International collaborative network for the study of museums, cultural heritage and art in the Arabian Peninsula

Photo Credit: Bahrain National Museum, Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities 

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 2012, the conference series has developed successful events at host institutions including the British Museum in 2012 in partnership with the British Foundation for the Study of Arabia; the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha in 2014 in partnership with UCL Qatar in 2014 and the Bahrain National Museum, Kingdom of Bahrain in 2017 in partnership with the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities. 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.

Dr. Sarina Wakefield, Director, Museums in Arabia