ANN: Aiming to Revise Canon, Arab Art Center Opens at NYU Abu Dhabi

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Exciting news about founding AMCA board member Salwa Mikdadi.

New York University Abu Dhabi has opened its Arab Center for the Study of Art, which is dedicated to research on the visual art and photography of Western Asia and North Africa. Headed by NYUAD art history professor Salwa Mikdadi, social research and public policy professor May Al-Dabbagh, and literature and visual studies professor Shamoon Zamir, and located on the university’s Saadiyat campus, the center will support the development of publications and post-doctorate fellowships and symposia, according to a report by the National. It will also house and digitize archival materials related to the art histories of the Middle East and North Africa.