human rights abuses committed by the guggenheim and louvre museums on saatiyat Island

This essay argues that it is imperative for all museums to adopt human rights-centered frameworks in order to educate and serve diverse populations ethnically and responsibly, and to continue to endure as cultural institutions in the twenty-first century. Specifically to this end, this essay employs the documented human rights abuses committed by the Guggenheim and Louvre museums at their respective satellite construction sites on Saadiyat Island in the United Arab Emirates as case studies.

This essay was appeared in the first edition of Fwd: Museums: Inaugurations.
Published by StepSister Press, LLC and the University of Illinois-Chicago Museum and Exhibition Studies Graduate Program. 2016.
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