Qater Museums shake-up

The Qatar Museums Authority (QMA), the body that oversees the present and future museums in the tiny, energy-rich Gulf state of Qatar, is completing a transition into a “private entity for public good”, including new policies that will impact on finance, human resources and tendering. “It is a major change,” Ed Dolman, the chief executive of the authority, tells The Art Newspaper. “This is a commonly used structure in Qatar, where so many projects are funded by the government. It means that the QMA will generate its own revenues, for example through sponsorship, but will still have government support and will still be approved and audited.”

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