CALL FOR PAPERS "Museums and the Digital Experience"

Location: Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization Date: 25 March 2021 - 18 May 2021
Museums in the Middle East Journal is a biennial publication published by Sharjah Museums Authority. The third issue of this journal covers the theme of Museums and the Digital Experience and is expected to be published in January 2022.

In the ongoing change that museums have faced locally and globally during the pandemic, the roles and responsibilities of museums have evolved to better adapt modes of engagement with communities through more effective digital approaches.

In this process, there has been a constant need for museums to connect with audiences through online platforms, while making their galleries more digitally accessible with minimal physical interaction. For the upcoming journal, we invite submissions to highlight projects, initiatives and programmes related to the digital experience of museums in the Middle East.
Submission keywords: online engagement, new audiences, social media, digital solutions, virtual exhibitions, contactless programming, connection, museum learning, engagement, adaptation.

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Final deadline to register will be on May 18, 2021.


Location :
Al Majarrah area in Heart of Sharjah.
Opening Hours :
Saturday to Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Opening Hours in Ramadan:
Saturday to Thursday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Friday: Closed

Visitors Health & Safety Measures During Covid-19

Entry Fees to the museum
Children (under 2 years): Free
Children (2-12years): 5.00AED
Adults (13+ years): 10.00AED
Government school trips: Free
Private school trips: Free
Government University trip: Free 
Private University trip: Free
Senior (60+) + one companion: Free
People with Disabilities: Free

The museum entry is free during the following days:
  • The Holy Month of Ramdhan (Islamic Calendar).
  • International Museum Day on 18th of May.
  • Martyr's Day on 1st of December.
  • UAE National Day on 2nd of December. 

The museum is closed during the following:
  • 29th & 30th of Ramadan (Islamic calendar).
  • First day of Eid Al-Fitr (Islamic calendar).
  • 9th of Dhul Hijjah (Islamic calendar).
  • First day of Eid Al Adha (Islamic calendar).
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