Qatar’s staging of the 2022 World Cup highlighted the Middle East’s rich culture and heritage.
Qatar Museums have added a “enjoyable experience” to connect with its attractions and antiquities. giving them a fresh contemporary viewpoint.
Streets, parks, airports, universities, and hospitals display art and heritage, and 40 new public artworks have transformed Doha this year.
Ugo Rondinone’s Doha Mountains (2022) at Stadium 974, Shezad Dawood’s Doha Modern Playground (2022) in Al Masrah Park, and Jeff Koons’ “Dugong” along the Corniche are the latest public artworks.
In March, Qatar Museums welcomed the Middle East’s first 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum, so you get to experience the rich tradition of sports throughout the world and the Olympic Games in this interactive museum.
Qatar Museums initiated a series of cultural events in July to reinforce the country’s status as a regional and worldwide cultural centre.
The Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), a Doha landmark constructed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect I M Pei, reopened in October. MIA introduced a new family route and fresh theme interpretations to attract local and worldwide audiences.
From now to 2023/2024, Baghdad: Eye’s Delight at the Museum of Islamic Art, Maison Valentino at M7, the Art Mill Museum of international modern and contemporary art, and the Lusail Museum, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, are hosting a wide range of exhibitions.
Qatar Museums’ partnership has expanded all the way to New York. The Metropolitan Institution of Art in New York City and the museum collaborated on exhibits, events, and research in September.
The Qatar Gallery at The Metropolitan Museum of Art features works from the Umayyad and Abbasid periods (ca. 7th to 13th century) and was named in honour of the state of Qatar for its financial support of The Met’s exhibitions.
The Qatar Museums have provided The Metropolitan Museum of Art with loans from their world-famous collections as part of the partnership between the two museums.
Qatar Museums supports local, regional, and international artists through Al Najadah and the Fire Station Artist in Residence (AIR) Program.
The New Crafts of Qatar, including Contemporary Heritage, Culinary Arts, and Digital Experiences, is flourishing thanks in large part to Al Najadah, a production-oriented and inclusive creative cluster.
In 2023, Herzog & de Meuron’s Lusail Museum will begin construction. Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed bin Thani, Qatar’s founder, lived in Lusail. Dr. Xavier Dectot stated the museum would be a site of ideas, meetings, exchange, and identity.
The museum’s director, Catherine Grenier, said it will showcase transdisciplinary works from the 19th century to the present and complete the country’s 25-year culture agenda.