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The NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery: 2014-2020


When New York University Abu Dhabi opened on Saadiyat Island in 2014, it also launched The NYUAD Art Gallery, a museum-format space for scholarly, experimental, and envelope-pushing exhibitions. It has since been recognized for its growing contribution to the UAE’s cultural landscape, as museums spring up around it, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi in 2017, and more to come.

This dual-language English-Arabic publication tells the origin story of The NYUAD Art Gallery – the first of its kind in the Arabian Peninsula – giving voice to the founders and collaborators. Mariët Westermann writes about the role of exhibition-making and study of art in a university’s mission; H.E. Zaki Nusseibeh situates the arrival of The NYUAD Art Gallery in the history of the UAE’s cultural sector; while Maya Allison details the origins and development of the mission and vision for exhibition-making at NYU Abu Dhabi in the context of the UAE’s fast-changing cultural landscape.

With elegant cloth binding and slipcase, and extensive color images charting the timeline of exhibitions, this beautiful edition offers a retrospective of the Gallery’s exhibitions, book publications, and projects. Contributors include Sam Bardaouil, Guido Comis, Emily Doherty, Anthony Downey, Till Fellrath, Scott Fitzgerald, Bana Kattan, Salwa Mikdadi, H.E. Zaki Nusseibeh, Alistair Rider, Beatrix Ruf, Slavs and Tatars, and Mariët Westermann.

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UCL Legacy


Just over a decade ago, University College London (UCL) partnered with Qatar Foundation to establish UCL Qatar as a seminal organisational milestone aimed at advancing training and education in Qatar’s cultural heritage sector. This dual-language publication, which was issued in both print and e-book editions, celebrates UCL’s activities in Qatar between 2010 and 2020, and the impact these activities have had on Qatar and the wider region.

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Qatar Sudan


Since 2012, an international team of archaeologists has been investigating the history of iron production at the ancient site of Meroe, which lies on the banks of the River Nile, about 200 km north-east of the Sudanese capital, Khartoum. Through interviews and photographs, this dual-language publication showcases this living heritage, shedding light on the cultural objects, stories and technologies of the region.

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Quotations From Stories Yet To Be Written


 

 

This striking volume, the second of its kind, distils the experience of a highly successful business magnate into fifteen pithy chapters of observations on human behaviour, intended to provoke fresh, effective analysis and insights by the reader into the panoply of personalities and plot twists encountered in every life. Superlative design and production values complement a witty selection of fine-art illustrations accompanying parallel Russian and English text for a book of the very highest standards: accessible, thought-provoking and beautiful to view and handle.

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Breaking News: How the Smartphone Changed Journalism


This edition of Voices and Conversations features a collection of interviews and essays from journalists, broadcasters, academics, critics, and creatives from around the world. Discussions explore the empowering, enabling and facilitation aspects of the smartphone in journalism, and hint at possible futures. This publication accompanies an exhibition that was hosted at The Media Majlis at Northwestern University in Qatar that opened in 2020. The exhibition revealed how smartphones are reshaping the practice of journalism and recasting the role of the audience. By using digital audio and visual media, physical objects, and interactive surveys, audiences could explore the opportunities, limitations and blemishes of mobile technology in relation to expanding journalistic platforms, a diminishing gap between consumers and producers of news, human behavioral shifts and technological design innovations.

 

Contributors to this edition of ‘Voices and Conversations’ are Martin Cooper, Everette E. Dennis, Rachel Davis Mersey, Richard Ling, Yusuf Omar, Corinne Podger, Rawya Rageh, Mandy Jenkins, Julia Leeb, David Guttenfelder, Hendrik Lehmann, Coleen Baik, Nat Gyenes, Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, Khalifa Saleh Al Haroon, Yasuomi Sawa, Elina Hiltunen, and James E. Katz.

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This is the third publication in the Voices and Conversations series of the Media Majlis at Northwestern University in Qatar. With contributions from leading analysts and academics, this series explores and cross-examines the effects, opportunities and threats in a diverse number of areas.

 

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Jassim the Leader: Founder of Qatar


The Gulf state of Qatar climbed to a pinnacle of wealth and influence in a remarkably short time, and from a starting point of obscurity and insignificance. This astonishing transition is the direct result of the efforts nearly 200 years ago of one visionary man – Jassim bin Muhammad Bin Thani, born in 1825 and known as ‘the Leader’. This publication in Arabic traces the story of Jassim’s life from his youth in the fragmented region of the 1830s – a desert peninsula without security or borders, where coastal communities depended on pearling for survival – to his ascension as the first leader of a new country and the establishment of power in Doha.

Rashid Yaseen: The Complete Poetic Works


This publication in Arabic presents the complete poetic works of the late Iraqi poet Rashid Yaseen, one of the pioneers who revolutionized Arabic poetry in the twentieth century by creating a new style with more fluid and expressive meters and rhymes. Over the course of more than six decades, he wrote some of the most beautiful verses ever written in the Arabic language in both the classic and modern styles. His poetry touched on a wide range of subjects, from the tumultuous events in the Middle East and the world as he witnessed them, to beauty, love, and the suffering of the human soul. He also wrote a great deal of literary criticism and translated many literary texts into Arabic, including exquisite translations of some of Shakespeare’s sonnets into Arabic verse. Categorized by year and thereby tracing the evolution of his penmanship, this anthology represents the entire known body of Rashid Yaseen’s poetic work, capturing the beauty of rhythm and rhyme, and the amazing combination of depth, eloquence, and simplicity of expression that are the hallmark of his style and that place him among the world’s greatest poets.

 

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UCL Annual Report 18/19


Following on from the success of the first four editions of the Report, this dual-language edition of the Annual Report focuses on the track record and advances made by the university over the course of the 2018-19 academic year.

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The first edition of the report

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The second edition of the report

The third edition of the report

The fourth edition of the report

Expo 2020 Dubai Sustainability Report


This is the first Sustainability Report for Expo 2020 Dubai, which has been prepared in line with the internationally recognised sustainability reporting standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). These standards provide a common language and platform for organisations and their stakeholders to communicate their economic, environmental and social impacts. Using a balanced and transparent approach, this annual report conveys the impacts of Expo 2020 Dubai in the UAE.

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Meissen Porcelain


This sumptuous dual-language Russian-English publication traces the history of Meissen porcelain and catalogues a very fine private collection, from vases and dishes to figurines and animals, using a design template inspired by the idea of the book as contemporary museum showcase.

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