Issue # 13

Editorial / Ahmad Zohadi ...............................................14

Museums of the Middle East: criss-crossing cultural identities / GEORGE KATODRYTIS
Co-editor ...............................................16


In the Middle of the Museum: Display I – V / SUSANNE WEISS / Co-Editor ...............................................17

A Brief Look at the History of Museums in the Region and Wider Middle East / PAMELA ERSKINE
LOFTUS ...............................................18


DISPLAY I / SOPHIE-THERESE ...............................................21

To the Holy Lands / MICHAEL TELLENBACH ...............................................26

Virtually Speaking: The Museum as Majilis / SETH THOMPSON ...............................................34

DISPLAY II / SOPHIA POMPÉRY ...............................................37

Challenging Censorship in the Middle East / JEGAN VINCENT DE PAUL & ALIA FARID ABDAL ...............................................38

DISPLAY III / TAREK AL GHUSSEIN ...............................................40

Syria’s National Museum / HUGH MACLEOD ...............................................42

Museums in Egypt at a Crossroad? / SUSAN KAMEL ...............................................46

Museums and Memorials of Iran 1935 to 1979 / Nader Ardalan ...............................................54

DISPLAY IV / ROSE FRAIN ...............................................58

Museums in Cyprus / YIANIS TOUMAZIS ...............................................62

War Museums / PETER SAVVIDES ...............................................66

Entity / ANTJE MAJEWSKI ...............................................70

DISPLAY V / KATRIN GREILING ...............................................76

Reconstruction of Jahili Fort /Al Ain / ADACH (Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage) ...............................................80

National Museum of Archeological Stone Artifacts City of Kermanshah / Behrooz Pakdaman ...............................................84

DISORIENTATION II / MONA EL-MOUSFY ...............................................88

Dubai - Düsseldorf / INGO NIERMAN ............................................... 92

The return of the itinerant fair / YIANNIS COLAKIDES & HELENE BLACK ...............................................95

Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi / TDIC ...............................................98

Museums Heritage and Community / RASHAD BUKHASH and EMAN ASSI ...............................................102

Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum House Shindagha, Dubai / Dariush Zandi ...............................................104

Museum and Identity / MONA BIN HUSSAIN ...............................................110

Museum of Islamic Art in Doha ...............................................113

Rewritten the Historical Beginning of Eastern Civilization / Report by Sanaz Eftekharzadeh ...............................................114

Museum of Islamic Art / ALI AL ROUF ...............................................120

The Renovation of Dr. Moien’s House and Amir Jahed’s House / Farzad Rostamifar ...............................................128

The Oil Industries Museum of Masjed-e Soleyman / Sinam Consultant Engineers ...............................................132

Museum as a mediator ...............................................136

Dubai Museum The Experience of Real Dubai / Marzieh Birjandian ...............................................138

Anthropology Museum in Bandar Abbas / SHAHBEDDIN ARFAEI ...............................................142

Restoration and renovation of Raees-Ali Delvari museum / Hamed Badri Ahmadi Mahshid
karami ...............................................146


The Establishment of the Marib Museum / IRIS GERLACH, ROBERT C.ARNDT & SUSAN KAMEL ...............................................148

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF THE I. R. OF IRAN ...............................................156

Smart Urban Growth, The Way to Quality Of Life” / Bardia Bakhtiar ...............................................168

New Architectural Movement / Kourosh Rafiey ............................................... 170

Commercial- Residential Complex Competition , Mashad- Iran ...............................................174

The Second 2A Art Exhibition at the Orientalist Gallery ...............................................178

Calligraphy & Spirituality / Fatemeh Abbasi ...............................................180

AJMAN INTERNATIONAL URBAN PLANING CONFERENCE ...............................................182

Designing inner city neighborhoods; 2010 / Simon Atkinson ...............................................216

Children’s Training and Entertaining Park / Nassim Eshaghi ...............................................224

The First Iranian Architectural Façade (using Natural Materials) Award ...............................................228

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