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UCL Qatar News
Getting to Know... Dr Myrto Georgakopoulou
Publication date: 23 October 2014
In Getting To Know… we speak to a member of staff from the UCL Qatar community about their role and responsibilities, their background, and their experiences within the UCL and Qatar communities. In this edition, we speak to Dr Myrto Georgakopoulou, UCL Qatar’s Lecturer in Archaeological Materials Science.
UCL and QNRF to host Heritage of Doha, Identity of Qatar workshop
Publication date: 22 October 2014
On 5 November 2014 UCL Qatar alongside Qatar National Research Fund (QNFR) will host a public workshop Heritage of Doha, Identity of Qatar. The workshop will present the work of UCL Qatar’s QNRF-funded Origins of Doha project, including the results of the joint Qatar Museums-UCL Qatar excavations in central Doha. These archaeological findings will then be used to explore the history and people of Doha, the transformation of the traditional town to a modern city, and the experience of its inhabitants through time.
Exhibition to showcase Qatari Natural Heritage
Publication date: 20 October 2014
This November, UCL Qatar is to exhibit the results of a series of workshops run at three local secondary schools. Students from the Al Ruqayya School, Qatar Canadian School and Doha College have created artworks to form the basis of the exhibition Qatar Natural Heritage under the Microscope: Designs based on Flora and Fauna found in Qatar.
UCL Qatar student wins coveted award at 20th European Association of Archaeologists conference
Publication date: 18 September 2014
First graduation ceremony a milestone moment for UCL Qatar
Publication date: 3 September 2014
The first students to graduate from UCL Qatar have been honoured at the UCL Graduation Ceremony in London. The students, who were the first cohort of MA Museum and Gallery Practice students to enrol at UCL Qatar in 2012, were conferred in front of family, friends, distinguished guests and the wider UCL community.
Archaeology staff and students present at Seminar for Arabian Studies
Publication date: 4 August 2014
Sudan research team concludes latest excavations at Royal City of Meroe
Publication date: 25 June 2014
UCL and Sheikh Faisal Museum inspire the public to explore museum objects through drawing
Publication date: 4 June 2014
UCL Qatar and the Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al-Thani Museum have joined
forces to inspire the public to explore museum objects through drawing. Adventures
in Drawing, which took place on Saturday 31 May, saw four international Doha-based artists offering drawing workshops in different locations within the unique
environment of the Sheikh Faisal Museum.
New book on Cultural Heritage in the Arabian Peninsula published by UCL Qatar academics
Publication date: 15 May 2014
Dr Karen Exell, Lecturer in Museum Studies and Dr Trinidad Rico, Lecturer in Heritage Studies, have co-edited a new volume exploring the issues and debates surrounding the construction of heritage in the Arabian Peninsula: Cultural Heritage in the Arabian Peninsula: Debates, Discourses and Practices (Ashgate 2014).
Peruvian Deputy Minister for Cultural Heritage Delivers Distinguished Lecture at UCL Qatar
Publication date: 1 May 2014
Gulf region's first Maritime Archaeology course takes place at UCL Qatar
Publication date: 14 April 2014
The first formally accredited maritime archaeology course to ever be held in the Gulf region has taken place at UCL Qatar. The intensive two week course, with a particular focus on maritime archaeology in the Arabian Gulf, provided students with an overview of the principles and practices of maritime archaeology.
Special Library Association Arabian Gulf Chapter conference a success for UCL students
Publication date: 31 March 2014
MIA and UCL create new forum on heritage accessibility for Qatar’s disabled community
Publication date: 26 March 2014
UCL teams with British Council to launch Museum Training School
Publication date: 25 March 2014
UCL has teamed with the British Council to launch the Museum Training School (MTS). Commencing with a summer school in London in August 2014, MTS will provide arts and heritage professionals from around the world with the skills and knowledge necessary to increase the sustainability and growth of museums and galleries.
Museum Studies students launch UCLQurates with two Doha exhibitions
Publication date: 23 March 2014
Students from the MA Museum and Gallery Practice degree programme at UCL Qatar have launched UCLQurates as a platform for curating student-led exhibitions under the guidance of academic staff. Debuting with two exhibitions to be held in Doha in April, UCLQurates 2014 is the first of what is set to become an innovative annual feature on Doha's cultural calendar.
Prospective students invited to discover UCL at first Qatar Open Day
Publication date: 17 March 2014
UCL Qatar to hold first Spanish-language Public Lecture
Publication date: 2 March 2014
Dr Jane Humphris presents UCL's Sudanese archaeological research to German audience
Publication date: 22 January 2014
Museum object brought to life for community outreach
Publication date: 13 January 2014
UCL’s Outreach programme strives to enrich and inspire individuals through engagement in activities related to heritage and culture. As part of this mission, UCL Qatar’s Outreach team have delivered an education programme for children that has brought to life one of Qatar’s most recognised museum objects.
Roundabouts in Qatar: an overlooked heritage?
Publication date: 13 January 2014
Archaeology students join Origins of Doha excavations
Publication date: 11 December 2013
Students from the Archaeology of the Arab and Islamic World MA have joined archaeologists from UCL and Qatar Museums Authority in a round of excavations in the heart of downtown Doha, as part of the UCL Origins of Doha Project.
Introduction to Cultural Communication and Museum Marketing added to Short Courses schedule
Publication date: 18 November 2013
Doha Drawathon to take place on 9 November
Publication date: 7 November 2013
Dr Karen Exell on new approaches to Egyptology
Publication date: 30 October 2013
Lecturer in Museum Studies at UCL Qatar Dr Karen Exell has published an edited volume exploring new approaches to Egyptology. The book, Egypt: Ancient Histories, Modern Archaeologies is an extension of Dr Exell’s previous research in the field of Egyptology and covers Egyptian history from the Predynastic to the late Roman Period.
New programmes commence at UCL Qatar
Publication date: 2 October 2013
UCL Qatar has today welcomed students onto two new programmes. The MA Library and Information Studies and the Diploma in Academic Research and Methods (DARM), developed to address substantial local and regional needs, draw upon the expertise of existing programmes offered at UCL’s Department of Information Studies, as well as the UCL Centre for Languages and International Education (CLIE).