UCL Qatar


Public Lecture Series at UCL Qatar

Join us, learn something new, be curious

UCL Qatar delivers a series of exciting lectures and panel discussions open to the public throughout the academic year

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Upcoming Public Lectures 

Please stay tuned for more information or follow us across our social media accounts for news on our upcoming Public Lectures. Thank you.

Past Public Lectures

8 October 2019 

Panel Discussion: Women in Cultural Leadership

Women play a significant role in the museum and cultural sector in Qatar. But, how do they lead? And, how do they shape the sector?

Join Dr Catharina Hendrick as she chair’s this discussion on her key findings from her research project on female leadership in Qatar.

Guest Speakers: 

Shaika Nasser Al Nassr - Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs, MIA 

Sheikha Reem Al Thani - Director of Exhibitions, QM

Machaille Al Naimi - Director of Community Development, QF

Clemence Bergal - Head of Acquisitions and Collections, QM






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30 January 2019

How Do Museums Frame Their Image? On the Production of Cultural Heritage by the Pergamon Museum and the Future Humboldt Forum in Berlin.

Dr Annette Loeseke, Lecturer for Museum Studies at New York University Berlin

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18 February 2019

A Conversation on Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Goods with;

  • Dr Sam Hardy – Researcher in Illicit Trafficking, UCL 
  • Clemence Bergal – Head of Acquisitions and Collections, Qatar Museums
  • Dr Gaetano Palumbo – Archaeologist, UCL Qatar
  • Brendan Cassar – UNESCO Regional Office in Doha

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27 February 2019

Islamic Manuscript Illumination: Functions, Forms, and Styles

Dr Mohammed Isa Waley, Former Curator at the British Library

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16 April 2019

The Transformation of the Moroccan Landscape in the Islamic Period: Archaeological Surveys in the Tingitan Peninsula

Dr Gaetano Palumbo, UCL Qatar Research Associate

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