Museum Pre-Opening

The pre-opening stage will provide baseline indications of public perceptions of national heritage, values, and identity prior to the influence of the National Museum of Qatar. This stage also includes research objectives and tasks that run across the duration of the project and it builds towards final publications. 

Research Project Achievements in Year One

Designing and testing regionally appropriate quantitative and qualitative research methodology

Training students in social science methodologies

Media content analysis 

Telephone Survey

Interviews

Focus groups

Literature Review

International Workshop


Immediate Post-Opening 

This stage of the research project will investigate the immediate change in public perceptions that occurred as a result of the museum opening, and how the museum is being initially situated in the public imagination of the diverse communities of Qatar. 

Research Project Achievements in Year Two


Longitudinal Study 

This stage of the research project will investigate the longitudinal change in public perceptions one year from the opening of the National Museum. 

Research Project Achievements in Year Three