Jack Thomas Taylor is the interim director of Northwestern Qatar’s museum, The Media Majlis. He joined The Media Majlis in 2017 as one of the founding curators and has worked extensively across multiple areas of the museum since its inception. In 2021 he was a key member of the team that helped the museum receive its accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums (awarded in 2022). Taylor holds a Master of Arts in Culture, Criticism and Curation from Central Saint Martins (CSM) at the University of the Arts London (UAL) with a thesis observing the values that pertain to Universal Expositions (World Expos). In 2021, Taylor completed his Master of Business Administration in Culture and Enterprise, jointly awarded by Birkbeck Business School and his alma mater CSM, with a dissertation with distinction questioning if business strategy tools can be used in the arts and culture domain. Taylor also has a diploma in Intellectual Property and Collections from the Institute of Art & Law at Queen Mary University, London. Taylor’s current research interests include the exploration of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and its impact on the cultural and creative industries in Doha, Qatar. This research is being supervised by King’s College London where he is also currently obtaining his PhD within the culture, media, and creative industries faculty. In 2023, Taylor was appointed a founding board member of the inaugural International Council of Museums (ICOM) national committee in Qatar.