Training for Qatar Museums Authority

Training for Qatar Museums Authority 2012Nine Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) employees participated in a follow-on professional development exchange in Doha, Qatar, following an exchange in the United States in February 2012. Meridian’s GlobalConnect division and Center for Cultural Diplomacy (formerly the Art for Cultural Diplomacy division) worked together to create a two-day schedule covering topics recommended by the Qatar Museums Authority and mutually agreed upon with the U.S. Embassy in Doha. The workshops were attended by a diverse group of QMA employees, including Qatari women and men, as well as expatriates. Meridian’s Dr. Curtis Sandberg, Senior Vice President for Arts and Cultural Programs, conducted sessions on “Using Art to Convey Culture and History” and “Public Engagement in Museums: Bringing Art to the Public.” Additional workshops included “Marketing, Branding and Audience Development,” led by Donna Williams, Chief Audience Development Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and “Trends in Technology and Interactive Museum Design,” conducted by Wayne LaBar, Principal at ALCHEMY Studio.

Project summary

Training for Qatar Museums Authority
Number of Visitors: 9
Regions: Near East and North Africa
Countries: Qatar
Impact Areas: Cultural Diplomacy, Education
Program Areas: Training
Partners: Diplomatic Corps, Public Sector