The Sharjah Museums Department (SMD) have signed a ground breaking Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the State Museums of Berlin, the largest museum organisation in Germany, and the Goethe Institute, the worldwide cultural institution of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Over two years after its foundation, Mathaf, an institution located in Doha and dedicated to promoting Arab culture, has put modern Arab arts on the world map with its contributes to the cultural landscape of the Gulf region, the Middle East and the Arab diaspora. With its recent exhibition, Tea with Nefertiti, Mathaf aimed to create a dialogue across time and geography in the context of art.
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The Brooklyn Museum has hired curator and collector Susan L. Beningson to be its assistant curator of Asian art, Artforum reports, a role in which she will oversee the institution’s overhauling of its permanent collection galleries of Asian and Islamic art, which are scheduled to reopen in 2015.
The Detroit Institute of Arts has hired Birgitta Augustin as associate curator of Asian art in the department of the Arts of Asia and the Islamic World. Augustin is a specialist in Chinese and East Asian art.
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