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MA MGP student exhibition has been extended until 5 October 2017.

UCLQurates is a yearly student-led initiative which involves the collaboration of UCL Qatar’s MA Museum and Gallery Practice students with a cultural organisation in Qatar. This year, the UCL Qatar students have partnered with Msheireb Properties in curating and organising an exhibition taking place at Mohammed Bin Jassim House at Msheireb Museums. Entitled “Back to Msheireb: Shared Streets – Shared Stories”, it interprets the vibrancy of Qatar’s old Msheireb district as a centre of commerce and diversity.  

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The Kingdom of Kush and the Royal City of Meroe

UCL Qatar’s Sudan archaeology team, headed by Dr Jane Humphris, has just completed field work for the 2016 – 2017 academic year following 12 weeks working at the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Kush, the Royal City of Meroe. This season was the most ambitious to date and saw many exciting archaeological results and activities, including community meetings and the opening ceremony of the UCL Qatar Iron and Kush information point.

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Shifting Sands Exhibition Success

On 6 April 2016 the student led exhibition ‘Shifting Sands; A Journey of Qatar and its People’ was opened by Sheikh Turki Bin Faisal Al Thani, on behalf of Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani. Organised by UCL Qatar’s MA Museum and Gallery Practice students in collaboration with the Museum, the exhibition aims to highlight the rapid changes of Qatar’s cultural and physical landscapes, particularly over the last forty-fifty years.

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Research-Based Practice in Libraries Summit Attracts Leading International Scholars

Leading library scholars from the UK, US and Australia visited Education City recently to present at the ‘Research-Based Practice in Libraries Summit’. The event, which was sponsored through the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) aimed to foster a culture of research based practice in libraries in Qatar and the region. The event, organised by UCL Qatar in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), was attended by over 60 library professions from Qatar, as well as several of their colleagues from the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. 

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UCL Qatar Celebrates Second Graduation Ceremony

UCL Qatar has celebrated the achievements of its 43 graduating students in a spectacular ceremony at the Education City campus in Doha. The traditional ceremony, comprising a formal procession of faculty, dignitaries, and students was presided by Professor Anthony Smith, UCL Vice Provost (Education & Student Affairs), and Professor Thilo Rehren, Director of UCL Qatar, in front of 250 family members, friends, faculty and VIP guests.The occasion marks the second graduation ceremony for UCL Qatar, which conferred Master’s Degrees in Library and Information Studies, Museum Studies, Archaeology and Conservation, as well as a Diploma in Academic Research and Methods.

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UCL Qatar Congratulates Student's Success at ARC’16

UCL Qatar would like to congratulate all of its students and staff that took part in the Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference (ARC) 2016. A special congratulations goes to MA Archaeology of the Arab and Islamic World student, Jonathan Ouellet, who won third place in the student category ‘Best Poster in the Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities Pillar’. Jonathan’s poster titled, ‘The Imitation Game: Georgian-Sasanian Coins and Their Meaning in Numismatics’, received a high level of interest and many positive comments from the judges.

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Photo Call for UCL Qurates Exhibition ‘Shifting Sands – A Journey of Qatar and its People’

The annual exhibition organised by UCL Qatar’s MA Museum and Gallery Practice students is requesting photos of ‘Old Doha and Qatar’ to become part of the exhibition. This year the exhibition titled ‘Shifting Sands – A Journey of Qatar and its People’, to be displayed in the temporary exhibition space at the Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Museum, is looking to actively engage the community by providing a platform to share old photographs.

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H.E. Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Inaugurates 'Recovered Treasures' Exhibition

On the 5 November 2015 H.E. Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani opened the 'Recovered Treasures from the Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum Collection' Exhibition to an audience of 150 diplomatic and VIP guests.  The exhibition, developed in partnership with UCL Qatar and the Sheikh Faisal Museum, aims to raise awareness of the importance of conservation of cultural heritage in Qatar through showcasing the conservation work undertaken by UCL Qatar's MSc Conservation Studies students on artefacts from Sheikh Faisal’s collection.

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Libraries: Global Reach - Local Touch

UCL Qatar welcomed Barbara J. Ford, Distinguished Professor Emerita from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library in the USA and past president of the American Library Association, to host a seminar in Doha, titled ‘Libraries: Global Reach – Local Touch’.

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Launching ‘Research in Translation’: communicating scholarly research to a wider audience

UCL Qatar is pleased to announce the launch of the short film ‘Research in Translation’. The film is one of the outcomes of the project Research in Translation: Public Engagement through Exhibition Displays, which Dr Serena Iervolino, Lecturer in Art Curation and Museology and Coordinator of the MA in Museum and Gallery Practice UCL Qatar, has worked on since September 2014. The project was collaboratively led alongside Dr Ceri Jones, Research Associate at the School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester and funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

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UCL honours 59 students at first Qatar graduation ceremony

UCL Qatar has celebrated the achievements of its first 59 graduating students in a spectacular ceremony at the Education City campus in Doha. Graduating students shared the occasion in front of an audience of 300 guests that included family, friends, faculty and VIP guests from Qatar and the United Kingdom. The students are the very first to receive a Master’s degree from a British university based in Qatar. 

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