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Heritage Middle East Museum and Exhibition Technologies Fair and Conference
30 September 2019 - 2 October 2019Free but pre-register
A new three-day event for “leading global museums, museum curators, engineers, art historians, conservators and professionals of culture and art”. The ambitions aren’t modest: “It is planned to be a destination where all artistic and cultural activities of [the] Arabic world are planned and the future projects are discussed … It will be an international meeting point which aims to be the market for the actors of global museology sector and where they join different activities together”.
The aim is around 3,000 visitors, with “more than” 100 companies and institutions featured in conference sessions and the associated fair. The conference programme looks interesting, but it is heavily populated with speakers from Turkey (where the organisers are based, and where they already have a similar event) and Germany; there doesn’t seem to be any local contribution, which might I suppose make sense if the idea is to show the region how it’s done elsewhere …