Doha’s Mathaf Director Leaving to Pursue Ph.D

Ms. Al-Khudhairi (Photo courtesy of

Wassan Al-Khudhairi, director of Doha’s Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art will leave that museum to pursue a Ph.D, Blouin Artinfo’s In the Air blog reports.

She joined the museum staff in 2007 as chief curator, and became director in 2010. More details via the website:

“We fully support [Ms. Al-Khudhairi] in her decision to advance the understanding of Arab modern art through new scholarship, and we take pride in having helped to add this exceptional professional to the field,” Qatar Museums Authority chairperson Sheikha Al Mayassa Bint Hamad Al Thani said in a statement.