About the museum

Welcome to the first media museum in the Arab world.

The Media Majlis at Northwestern University in Qatar is a museum dedicated to exploring journalism, communication and media. Through exhibitions, publications, events and online resources, we engage with themes that connect audiences to an ever-changing media landscape. Our interactive exhibition space brings people together, using the latest digital technologies to challenge standard narratives and provide 360-degree views on global, regional and local stories.

The Media Majlis is an active space where visitors can participate, comment and engage. We do not simply collect and commemorate media and journalism in its physical forms, we create opportunities to explore and interact with its content and messages. Our exhibitions are a place where visitors can interrogate and be inspired by all forms of media, challenging preconceptions, learning, delving into the why? and to what end?, not just the when? or the how? As a museum, we believe there is always another side. We aspire to represent the diversity of voices, perspectives, events and people that contributes to the evolving media world that surrounds and affects us all.

The Media Majlis is located in the Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) building in Education City. Inspired by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, the project is a central component of NU-Q, its educational mission and building. NU-Q is one of the 12 schools that comprise Northwestern University, the first of which was established in 1851 in Evanston, Illinois. Founded in 2008 in partnership with Qatar Foundation, NU-Q draws from its parent organization a distinguished history, famous programs and an exceptional faculty. At its campus in Doha, Northwestern provides a framework by which students explore the world—and ultimately shape its future—through its programs in communication, journalism and the liberal arts, as well as research and thought leadership. The Media Majlis is open to everyone. Its presence extends Northwestern’s commitment to deliver a holistic education, and to provide a site for learning and enjoyment for all residents and visitors to Qatar.

NU-Q is grateful to Her Highness Sheikha Moza and Qatar Foundation for their support of The Media Majlis, and to the many staff of the Foundation, and associated entities, who have contributed to the development of the project.


Who we are

Pamela Erskine-Loftus, PhD

Hadeel Eltayeb
Associate Curator

Jack Thomas Taylor
Assistant Curator

Alden Cormany

Safa Arshad
Manager of Audiences and Community Outreach

Dana Abu Shanab
Visitor Services Coordinator

For details on The Media Majlis staff please visit the NU-Q Directory page of the NU-Q website.

The Media Majlis employs students in a variety of roles including research, programming, and digital media production and filming. Available student employment opportunities can be found on the MyNU-Q website.


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