Modernity and the Museum in the Arabian Peninsula

Museum Studies literature has struggled to keep pace with such developments and Modernity and the Museum in the Arabian Peninsula is the first book to coherently present: a contemporary overview of the ever-evolving landscape of museums and ...

Modernity and the Museum in the Arabian Peninsula

Modernity and the Museum in the Arabian Peninsula

Modernity and the Museum in the Arabian Peninsula is dedicated to the recent and rapid high-profile development of museums in the Arabian Peninsula, focusing on the a number of the Arabian Peninsula states: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and theUAE. These Gulf states are dynamically involved in the establishment of museums to preserve and , represent their distinct national culture and heritage, as well as engaging in the regional and global art worlds through the construction of state-of-the-art art museums. Alongside such developments is a rich world of collection and displaying material culture in homes and private museums that is little known to the outside world. Museum Studies literature has struggled to keep pace with such developments and Modernity and the Museum in the Arabian Peninsula is the first book to coherently present: a contemporary overview of the ever-evolving landscape of museums and related heritage projects in the Arabian Peninsula a critical evaluation of the nature of these museum projects within the political and cultural conditions in the Arabian Peninsula suggestions for productive ways forward for museum developments in the Arabian Peninsula Museums Studies students and museum professionals now have a book that fills an important gap in the picture of the museum worldwide. Contextualising this study in the history and politics of the region, from a scholar working within the region, this in-depth overview and critical analysis of museums in the Arabian Peninsula stands alone as an entry into this important topic.

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Modernity and the Museum in the Arabian Peninsula
Language: en
Pages: 230
Authors: Karen Exell
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-10 - Publisher: Routledge

Modernity and the Museum in the Arabian Peninsula is dedicated to the recent and rapid high-profile development of museums in the Arabian Peninsula, focusing on the a number of the Arabian Peninsula states: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and theUAE. These Gulf states are dynamically involved in the establishment of museums
Art and Cultural Production in the Gulf Cooperation Council
Language: en
Pages: 118
Authors: Suzi Mirgani
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-31 - Publisher: Routledge

State-driven investments in art and cultural production in the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are an important part of the search for longer-term alternatives to the longer-term unsustainability of the hydrocarbon-based economic development model. They also are an element in the search for soft power and status, and
Museums of the Arabian Peninsula
Language: en
Pages: 244
Authors: Sarina Wakefield
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-18 - Publisher: Routledge

Museums of the Arabian Peninsula offers new insights into the history and development of museums within the region. Recognising and engaging with varied approaches to museum development and practice, the book offers in-depth critical analyses from a range of viewpoints and disciplines. Drawing on regional and international scholarship, the book
Museums in Arabia
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Karen Exell, Sarina Wakefield
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-12 - Publisher: Routledge

Museum activity has, in recent years, undergone major and rapid development in the Arabian Peninsula, with the regeneration of existing museums as well as the establishment of new ones. Alongside such rapid expansion, questions are inevitably raised as to the new challenges museums face in this region and whether the
Cultural Heritage in the Arabian Peninsula
Language: en
Pages: 226
Authors: Karen Exell, Trinidad Rico
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-22 - Publisher: Routledge

Heritage projects in the Arabian Peninsula are developing rapidly. Museums and heritage sites are symbols of shifting national identities, and a way of placing the Arabian Peninsula states on the international map. Global, i.e. Western, heritage standards and practices have been utilised for the rapid injection of heritage expertise in

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