CfP: The Third Internationa Conference on Museums in Arabia

The Third International Conference on Museums in Arabia 18 -20 April 2017, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Organizers: Dr. Sarina Wakefield, Independent Scholar, UAE
Seth Thompson, Associate Professor, Art and Design, American University of Sharjah, UAE

The focus of the third edition of the 'Museums in Arabia' conference encourages participants to engage in a broad discussion around architecture, art and design within the context of museums and galleries in the Gulf. The conference will be hosted by the College of Architecture, Art and Design at the American University of Sharjah in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, April 18-20, 2017.

Authors are invited to submit paper proposals relating to architecture, art and design within the context of museums, galleries and heritage institutions in the Gulf region. This is an interdisciplinary conference and, as such, we welcome paper proposals from scholars and practitioners from a broad range of disciplines.

This conference will be of interest to academics and students working in the field of museums and cultural heritage in the region and globally, museum and gallery practitioners, art historians, artists, designers, architects, and, more broadly, those with an interest in the sociocultural, economic and political landscape of the region.

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 September 2016

Please submit abstracts to:

For any queries regarding abstract submissions please email Sarina Wakefield at or Seth Thompson at

Decisions will be communicated by 31 October 2016

Please note that selected conference papers will be developed into a book, co-edited by conference organizers Dr. Sarina Wakefield and Seth Thompson. If interested in participating, please indicate so on your paper proposal submission. Details regarding the potential publication will be communicated after accepted participants have been notified.

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Yujie Zhu