Our Team

Dr Michele Bambling Ph.D.Creative Director, Lest We Forget

Dr. Michele Bambling is Creative Director of Lest We Forget, a creative archival initiative recently launched under the Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation. She is curator of the exhibition, “Lest We Forget: Emirati Family Photography 1950-1999” and Editor-in-Chief of the accompanying book by the same title. Bambling was curator of the National Pavilion UAE at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition in La Biennale di Venezia in 2014. She curated Lest We Forget exhibitions held at the Qasr Al Hosn Fort Festival in 2014 and 2015.

Dr. Michele Bambling holds Ph.D., M.Phil. and M.A. degrees from Columbia University in art history. She received a post-doctorate Jane and Morgan Whitney Fellowship from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She was an Assistant Professor in the College of Arts and Creative Enterprises at Zayed University for three years where she taught art history, curatorial practices and visual art at the undergraduate level and museum studies in the graduate program.

Lest We Forget Staff

An ambitious team of recent university graduates who coordinate various archival, exhibition, publication, film-and-art making, oral history, product design, public programming and internship projects

Safiya Al Maskari Project CoordinatorBA, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi

Esraa Al KamaliProject CoordinatorBA, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi

Ayah Al HeeraProject CoordinatorBA, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi

Sarah Al HosaniProject CoordinatorBA, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi

Nasser Al ZayaniResearch AssistantBArch, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah