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The Visual Arts Studies Third Annual Conference, 2020-2021

The Future Museum in the Future City

Co-organized by Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, and Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art from December 2020 to April 2021

Traditionally, the modern city constructed the museum as its mirroring mechanism, narrating the story of the city via multi-mediums; visually, architecturally and socially.

Today, both the city and the museum have been deeply implicated and radically transformed, as a result of the pandemic. In this workshop, the participants will discuss the manners through which the museum and the city narrate this crucial moment of transformation, as and when it occurs.

First Workshop
Monday 14 December 2020  
16:00 - 19:00 Doha time
13:00-16:00 GMT

Next Workshop 
On 25, 26, 27 April 2021

We invite you to send proposals to participate in the conference (up to 500 words), In response to one of the selected topics. Submission for proposals closed.

Call for Proposals

The workshop is held via Zoom app 

Invited curators, artists, intellectuals, and practitioners will present the different potential scenarios to come upon us in the near future in an open platform for discussion with the audience.  


This workshop webinar will take place over Zoom. You will receive a booking confirmation upon registration and a link to join the workshop webinar on the Zoom app.  

The event will be held in English and simultaneous Arabic translation will be provided.  

You can watch the live broadcast on @dohainstitute social media pages.

For inquiries, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Workshop Programme