Posted on April 07, 2014

The Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) has announced that Edward Dolman has decided to return to London and New York and therefore will not be renewing his contract with the QMA. Edward Dolman joined the QMA three years ago as Executive Director of the Chairperson's Office and later also assumed the role of Acting CEO of the QMA. During his tenure, Edward Dolman oversaw the opening of several internationally-renowned exhibitions and successfully delivered the QMA's ten-year strategic plan. He will be continuing his association with the Qatar Museums Authority as a member of the International Advisory Board.

"I feel honoured and privileged to have worked alongside such talented colleagues under the leadership of Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa, whose vision and commitment to the arts in general and to the QMA in particular, makes the work we do in the development of museums, educational programmes and exhibitions so important to Qatar, to the region and beyond", said Edward Dolman.

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"This work received international recognition last year when our endeavours in the field of archaeology were rewarded by UNESCO's designation of Al Zubarah as a World Heritage Site. My decision to leave was a difficult one, but I know that the QMA will continue to deliver world-class arts institutions over the coming years and, in doing so, will create better understanding between the world's many cultures and faiths. We all look forward to the opening of the National Museum of Qatar in two years' time".

Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the QMA states "I would like to thank Ed Dolman for the progress made at QMA during his tenure. On behalf of the QMA, I wish him well and success in his next endeavor."