Doha, 23 June 2011, Art Media Agency (AMA).
After twenty-seven years at the helm of Christie’s, Edward Dolman is resigning as president to become the new managing director of the Qatar Museums Authority.
Dolman will supervise a network of museums in Doha, the capital of Qatar. He will be in charge of new acquisitions as well as the conservation of the state’s collections. Mr Dolman will work in Doha, New York and London and will launch various cultural initiatives. In 2008, the Qatar Museums Authority opened the Islamic Art Musseum, designed by Ieoh Ming Pei. Last year, the institution supported the opening of Mathaf (Arab Museum of Modern Art), which houses a collection of 6,000 works ranging from the 1840’s to today.
The Museums Authority’s most recent project, scheduled for late 2014, is the reopening of the National Museum of Qatar in a new building designed by French architect Jean Nouvel.
This is a massive cultural investment for Qatar and the authorities are determined to succeed, as shown by this new appointment.
Edward Dolman will therefore join American Peggy Loar, director of the Wolfsonian Museum in Miami, who was appointed to run the National Museum in Qatar.