Manal Ataya, Director General of Sharjah Museums, speaking at Museum Ideas 2018
Manal Ataya is a museum specialist with 12 years experience in cultural heritage preservation, museum development and cultural diplomacy. As Director General of the Sharjah Museums Authority she is responsible for the overall management of 16 museums in the emirate of Sharjah. The authority is responsible for the strategic development of future museum projects, fostering partnerships with the international museum community and leading the efforts to deliver international best practice in museum services. The current museum offering covers Islamic culture and history, contemporary art, heritage, maritime history, archaeology, science and children’s learning. Manal Ataya holds a BA in Studio Art and Communication Studies from Hamilton College and a Graduate Degree in Museum Studies from Harvard University, USA. She is a Clore Fellow having completed the distinguished UK cultural leadership program in 2010.
Museum Ideas 2018 takes place in London on 2 – 4 October with 3 days of workshops, special events, an exclusive study day at the National Maritime Museum and the essential Museum Ideas international conference at the Museum of London. Delivering an international programme of change, key themes include social justice, activism, digital strategy, participatory practice, representation, collaborative working and co-curation.
Explore the ideas shaping the future of museums with speakers from India, New Zealand, United States, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, and the UK. Early-bird registration closes 31 July: Find out more and book your ticket today