Exhibits Without Borders: Museum Professions in a Global World


WHEN December 14, 2014
6:30-8 PM WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

As our globalizing world gets smaller, audiences at home and abroad become ever more diverse. This panel discusses the museum professions and outlines the academic training needed for the emerging generation of exhibition designers, curators, educators, and conservators for the 21st century, when museum teams must integrate across disciplines for a holistic approach to visitor experience. How do museums create inclusive exhibitions and programs relevant to both local and global communities? Who are the professionals that create these exhibitions, and how is their work adapting to this new reality? The panelists also discuss their own paths to museum professions, and entry to career paths within museums and related fields today.

Image: Seeing Through Light: Selections from the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Collection
Manarat Al Saadiyat
Courtesy of Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority

Simultaneous Arabic interpretation will be provided.


Leigh Markopoulos Chair of the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice and Associate Professor, California College of the Arts, San Francisco 

Moaza Matter Exhibition Design Officer, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority

Marjorie Schwarzer Co-Director, Museum Studies Graduate Program, University of San Francisco 

Glenn Wharton Visiting Professor of Museum Studies, NYUAD

Moderated by
  • Salwa Mikdadi, Associate Professor of Art History, NYUAD

In Collaboration with

Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority

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