Dr. Bakr M. Barnawi Nationality: Saudi Arabian Languages: Arabic - English Assit. Professor of Museology Department of Heritage Resource Management and Tour Guidance Collage of Tourism and Archaeology Personal Postal Address: P.O. Box 54041 Riyadh 11541 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Phone-Office: (966-1-4675222) Fax: (966-1-4674941) E-mail: M_Bakr0017@hotmail.com Collage Postal Address: P.O. Box 2627 Riyadh 7524 - 12372 Qualifications: Degree University BA (Hons) Ancient Archeology (Hons) (Dissertation topic Forts in the city of Maddinah) King Saud, Riyadh G.Dip. Museum Curator ship (course work) James Cook University of North Queensland, Australia MA. ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' Museology (Thesis Topic: The role of museums in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with particular reference to their responsibilities in museum education) PhD ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' Archaeology & Museology (Thesis Topic: Archaeology museum in the Arab World: its history, its objective and its role) Interests My research interest in the field of museum studies can be broadly categorized under the heading " Museum and Community", more specifically my interests include : Museum education Museum and contemporary issues Museum and cultural tourism The development of museums in the Saudi Arabian society The phenomena and values of museum Professional Fields (i) Museology: museum management, museum development in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, museums in the Arab world. (ii)Tour Guidance: (iii)Cultural Heritage: Heritage management Research Participation Participated in the Archaeological excavation of Qaryate Al-Fau, a preIslamic site southwest of the City of Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 1981. Participated in the Archaeological excavation at Al-Rabadhah, an Islamic site, some 200 km to the south-east of the City of Maddinah (fifth season) 1982 Participated in the Third International Symposium on studies in the History of the Arabian Peninsula, Faculty of Arts, King Saud University 1982. Participated in Museum and Archaeology Research in the Department of Archaeology and Museology - King Saud University 1982 - 1983. Participated in Al-Fau Research Project, Department of Archaeology and Museology 1982 – 1983. Participated in the excavation work at the site of Al-Rabadhah (sixth season) 1983. Memberships of Scientific Societies and Organizations ICOM (International Council of Museums, Paris) ICOM Australia ICOM Arab British Museum Association The Saudi Society for Archaeological Studies The History and Archaeology Society – GCC Countries Museum and Events Exhibitions Participation "North Queensland Pottery" This exhibition was part of the Graduate Diploma Course, Material Cultural Unit , James Cook University1986 "Stone Tools" Material Cultural Unit, James Cook University 1986 Participated in setting up the Exhibition "Ethnography and Art Of Oceania" University Gallery, State Administration Building Townsville 1987 King Saud University Exhibition Wing Annual National Folk Culture Festival in Al-Jinadiriyah in Riyadh City. King Saud University Exhibitions (University Weeks and Community). King Saud University Exhibition- in the celebration of the university's 50 years of establishment 2006. Publications Published articles: Article on Museum (In Arabic) published in Student Magazine of the King Saud University, Riyadh 1980 Archaeology museums and cultural tourism, Al-Riyadh Newspaper, no.13101, 2004 The Saudi Arabian museums: a culture, Ahwal Almarefa Magazine, no.42, 2007 Educational programs in the national museums – Riyadh – a recommendation guide to educational activities in the Museum 1998 Unpublished Studies The Social Life of Saudi Arabian People (unpublished articles) 1984 The Sharp Edge: A brief look at stone tools, Material Cultural Unit, James Cook University 1986 The Spearthrower: An examination of the collection of spearthrowers in the Material Cultural Unit, James Cook University 1986 Museum Education: It's importance and it's role 1998 Archaeology Museums in Saudi Arabia and Museum Education 1998 Current Research Activities I am currently writing a Muselocgical Glossary (English – Arabic) expected to be ready for publication in 12 – 18 months. I am also working on a project entitled Guidelines for Disaster Management Planning: for museums in Saudi Arabia. Studies under publication Private Museums in Saudi Arabia: Their role and importance. Museums and the contemporary visitor An Analysis Study on the National Museum Visitors – Riyadh City Museum in the Arab World: The understanding – a case study (Saudi Arabia) Archeological taxonomy and its importance Academic and Administration Responsibilities Teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The collage supervisor of the Student Affairs Unit. Supervision of the Collage Student Committee (social and cultural activities). Member of different Committees within the Department, the collage and the university. Courses HERT 101 HERT 151 HERT 201 HERT 301 HERT 353 HERT 354 HERT 402 HERT 451 HERT 452 HERT 371 HERT 374 HERT 471 Currently Teaching (First Semester) – September 8 – December 16, 2007 HERT 151 Principles of Tour Guidance HERT 201 Cultural Tourism HERT 301 Introduction to Museology Current Research Students I am currently tutoring a research student with her M.A thesis plan (the thesis topic: The Saudi Arabian museums and disabled people - experimental study) Dept. of Archaeology.