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Cultural Leadership and the Role of Women in the Museum and Cultural Sector in Qatar

By: Catharina Hendrick  

The topic of cultural leadership and the role women play in the museum and cultural sector, in Qatar and the region, is gaining importance and awareness, but, the role women play in shaping the development of museums is, in general, neglected in museum literature. The aim of my research project at UCL Qatar is to investigate the significant role women play in the museum and cultural sector in Qatar (such as in the governing bodies of Qatar Museums (QM) and Qatar Foundation (QF)). Thus, the leadership role women (both Qatari and non Qatari) play in the development of the museum and cultural sector in Qatar will be investigated. This paper will outline preliminary research findings from fieldwork to consider the ways women lead in cultural heritage institutions in Qatar, if there are different ways of working and in what ways do women play an active role in shaping and developing the museum and cultural sector in Qatar?

Women, Management, Leadership
Organizational Cultures
Paper Presentation in a Themed Session



Catharina Hendrick

Lecturer - Museum Studies , UCL Qatar, UCL Qatar, Qatar
Qatar