Dr. Karen Exell

Honorary Senior Research Associate - UCL .

Dr. Karen Exell is Honorary Senior Research Associate at UCL Qatar and, from 2015-2019, Senior Museum Development Specialist at the National Museum of Qatar, Qatar Museums, where she led the delivery of this new museum project to its opening in March 2019 (https://nmoq.org.qa/). Prior to joining Qatar Museums, she directed the MA in Museum and Gallery Practice at UCL Qatar from 2011-2015, after teaching museums studies and holding curatorial 5 positions in university museums in the UK for several years. She is also currently concluding a three-year research project funded by the Qatar National Research Fund exploring the concept of national identity in relation to the new National Museum of Qatar.

About Workshops

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  • February 25, 2021: Deadline to apply as a paper presenter
  • June 6, 2021: Deadline for paper presenters to submit their first draft
  • July 23-24, 2021: Dates of the 2020 Gulf Research Meeting
  • Note There is no deadline to register as a listening participant. However, seats are limited in each workshop and registration for non-paper presenters will be allowed on a space available basis.

GRM 2020


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