Doha, 3 June 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA).
Dr Abdellah Karroum has been named as the new director of Mathaf, the Arab Museum of Modern Art situated in Doha.
Nominated by the Qatar Museums Autority (QMA), presided over by Prince Al Thani, Dr Abdellah Karroum – an independent curator, researcher and artistic director – is to assume his role from June 2013. He is to supervise the managerial and curatorial aspects of the museum, including the conservation of collections, educational and public progammes, research, communication, publishing projects, and the management of the institution’s Library. The Mathaf programme of events and exhibitions is to display works by Arab artists, showing Modern and Contemporary Arab Art in a setting with an international reach.
In a statement issued by the site Artlyst, Executive Director of QMA Edward Dolman stated “Abdellah brings to Mathaf more than 20 years of experience in the art sector organising and co-curating numerous international exhibitions and programs for various institutions around the world. We are looking forward to working closely with Abdellah in further developing the Museum and establishing Mathaf as a vibrant centre for the promotion and understanding of Contemporary Art in a local and international context.”