In the lead-up this tour, we present a series of public talks by our tour lecturers here at the University's Parkville campus, highlighting new museum and cultural developments in the rapidly expanding region from Doha to Sharjah and Dubai.
Monday, 21 August 2017 6.15pm–7.15pm
'The Louvre Abu Dhabi and the Twenty-First Century Art Museum: From Agent of the West to Global Art Experience'
Presenter: Associate Professor Christopher Marshall
Monday, 4 September 2017 6.15pm–7.15pm
'Shifting Global Perspectives on the Private Art Museum: From Private Delectation to Public Benefit and Beyond'
Presenter: Dr Georgina Walker
Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 6.15–7.15pm
An Architect's Perspective on Cultural Developments in the Middle East
Presenter: Professor Donald Bates