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Reimagining Museums: Practice in the Arabian Peninsula

Reimagining Museums: Practice in the Arabian Peninsula

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Reimagining Museums is the first book to examine the emerging - and innovative - globally-significant museum developments taking place in this fascinating and increasingly influential region. Ultimately its contents aim to inspire museum practice both in the region and around the world. A uniquely distinguished range of professionals, with senior experience of museums, the arts and heritage in the Gulf and beyond, contribute to Reimagining Museums, a groundbreaking 700-page guide to best practice in "the world's economic powerhouse" - and the thinking and innovation taking place there which are of international importance. The Gulf States have activated the most explosive museum building boom per capita in history. And with it a fundamental rethinking of museums' role. Currently museums see themselves as a place rather than a process - but there is nothing inherent to the ICOM museum definition which requires a museum to function, engage, or operate in the way Western museums do...