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Qal’at al bahrain site museum - A case study

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  • Qal’at al-Bahrain site museum A case-study
  • After its designation as a World Heritage site in 2005, a museum was conceived. The new museum was designed by Danish architects (Wohlert architecture) and fully sponsored by Arcapita Investment Bank. It opened in 2008.
  • Dilmun period Tylos Islamic period The museum reflects the long settlement history of Qal’at al-Bahrain site (2200 BC – 17 th century AD)
  • Varied Cultural Activities Spring of culture – May 2010 local talents Elham art festival – May 2009
  • Enkiru Club Discover Dilmun with Enkiru: July 2009
  • Drawing competition – November 2009 Water-fight at the fort – July 2009
  • Enkiru and National Day – Dec 2009
  • Training programs in the fields of museum and protection of cultural properties 1. Collaboration with UNESCO (Doha office): within the framework of the UNESCO program for culture and in particular for the preservation of cultural objects and capacity building in museum-related fields in the Gulf region, we have established a long term training program at the site museum in the conservation and restoration of archaeological artifacts October 2009 : Introductory training course on the conservation and restoration of Metal and ceramic objects Mars 2010 : Phase 2 – conservation of ceramic objects June 2010 : Phase 3 – Conservation of ceramics and Manuscripts
  • The program was planned to be an introductory and preliminary one so that the participants become acquainted with the concepts and principals of conservation and restoration of cultural properties
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  • Collaboration with the conservation department at the MIA 1. Mars 2010 2. June 2010
  • 2. Techniques of exhibitions – February and May 2010
  • Opening of the exhibition: Dilmun is blessed, Dilmun is pure Book signing: the manual to Strategic Planning in Museums (Arabic translation)
  • Collaboration with ICOM and University of Bahrain For International Museum’s Day, the site museum in collaboration with ICOM and the University of Bahrain organised a workshop on the new role of museum.
  • Future projects
    • Advanced workshops in conservation
    • Workshop for museum guides (September 2010)
    • Workshop on inventory and documentation (November 2010)- UNESCO and ICOM
    • Workshop on Illicit Traffic (UNESCO)
    • A number of workshops to be planned in collaboration with ICOM