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Maral Jule Bedoyan is an expert museum professional and a strategist who has been engaged by museums in the Gulf region for over 10 years, starting at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Qatar.
She currently leads the Education Department at the Louvre Abu Dhabi and recently led a variety of initiatives for the museum’s wellbeing programs with the aim of engaging diverse sectors and age groups in the community. Over the years, Maral has curated multiple educational programs that focus on participatory learning, object-based storytelling, community empowerment and art re-interpretation while mentoring and coaching young local talents and cultural leaders for future opportunities in museums in the region. Maral holds a Master’s degree in Museums and Gallery practice from UCL Qatar and is passionate about all things arts, experiential learning, culture, and communication.
Maral will be speaking at:
Tuesday, 7th February 2023
Although museums were only created for the elite, historically, they have now been transformed into a space for public encounters, regardless of the visitor’s background or any categorisation that marginalises a group of people. Following the post-modernistic movement, museums can provide accessibility to our communities by integrating mindfulness-based museum well-being programs. Museums can now tap into their therapeutic values to cater to the public’s social, physical, and mental well-being needs. With the collaborative efforts transversally within a museum space and the creation of mindfulness-based programming and experiences accompanied by empathy and cultural humility, best practices are incorporated within a unique space, collection, and architecture such as the one of Louvre Abu Dhabi.