The Bidoun Library is a collection of books, catalogues, journals, and ephemera that traces contemporary art practices as well as the evolution of the various art scenes of the Middle East. The Library premiered at Abu Dhabi Art in November of 2009, and is now being developed as a touring, pop-up resource. The project allows visitors to explore, research, and create wide-ranging connections through materials that are generally unavailable commercially. The Library focuses particularly on materials created by and for artists, primarily published by independent organizations based in the Middle East.
The Bidoun Library is presented in partnership with Abu Dhabi Art. Bidoun would like to recognize the support of the Emirates Foundation, the Bohen Foundation, and the Foundation for Arts Initiatives.
Museum as Hub is made possible by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.
Endowment support is provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Skadden, Arps Education Programs Fund, and the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs at the New Museum.