July 21-23, 2020, Cambridge UK

3 DAYS / 10 Workshops

Pamela Erskine-Loftus

Independent Researcher on Arabian Peninsula Museology, Founder MAPcollective - Independent .

Pamela Erskine-Loftus has worked in museums for over 15 years and has held senior museum positions including as a curator with Qatar Museums Authority, founding Head of Interpretation and Education at Sharjah Museums Department, UAE, and at the Museum of Modern Art in New York as Manager of the Department of Education. Pamela holds a Ph.D. in Museology in the Arabian Peninsula (ICCHS, University of Newcastle), and a Master’s in Museum Studies (University of Leicester) with a dissertation with distinction on the effects of the 1991 Gulf War on art museums in Kuwait and Iraq. She is the editor of, and contributor to, “Reimagining Museums: Practice in the Arabian Peninsula” (MuseumsEtc., 2013), and “Museums and the Material World: Collecting the Arabian Peninsula” (MuseumsEtc., spring 2014). In 2011 she created the online crowdsource platform MAPcollective (www.mapcollective.org), for sharing resources on museum practice, museology, and museums in the Arabian Peninsula.

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