Southern University at New Orleans
Haitham Eid is an assistant professor of Museum Studies and the interim director of the Master of Arts in Museum Studies Program at Southern University at New Orleans. Eid specializes in museum digital innovation models. He received his Bachelor in Archaeology majoring in Conservation of Artifacts from Cairo University, Egypt (1999) and his Master of Arts in Museum Studies Degree from Southern University at New Orleans (2008), and is ABD for the Ph.D. in Museum Studies at the School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, United Kingdom. His dissertation is entitled “The Museum Innovation Model: A Museum Perspective to Open Innovation, Social Enterprise and Social Innovation”rnrnEid’s research investigates the conceptualization of innovation and enterprise in the museum context, an area that continues to be under-theorized. Drawing upon theories from business studies, economics and technology literature, the research seeks to contribute towards building a museum perspective of innovation and possible ways to appropriately embed it in museum practice. He argues that formulation of such perspective could greatly influence how we perceive some existing museum theories that deal with sustainability, organizational change, efficiency and social responsibility.rnrnPrior to joining the faculty of Museum Studies at SUNO, Professor Eid taught Art in New Orleans public schools, curated local, national and international exhibitions and worked closely with a number of key organizations in the New Orleans metro area to create educational programs for students and adults.