All research team members are involved in reviewing literature pertinent to museums, identity, and research methodologies in the Arab region and internationally. The literature reviews run across the duration of the project, and seven preliminary literature reviews on topics relevant to the research project had already been produced by the team. The areas covered thus far include audience research in the Arab Gulf region, museums in the Arab Gulf region, national museums in the Arab Gulf region, identities in the Arab Gulf region, national identity, the blockade against Qatar, and research methods in the Arab region.