This is a list of museums in Qatar
Museums in Qatar
Arab Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Islamic Art (Doha)
Qatar National Museum
Qatar Olympic Sports Museum
The Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha offers an Arab perspective on modern and contemporary art, supports creativity, promotes dialogue and inspires new ideas. It was established in 2010 and is considered among the most important cultural monuments in the country.
The museum was opened in December 2010 in a temporary building in the Qatar Education City in Doha and designed by French architect Jean-Francois Boden. The first collection, Hassan bin Mohammed bin Ali Al Thani, collected and the Qatar Museums Authority raised the conditions for preservation as a public institution headed by Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.
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The museum has an area of 5,500 square meters and is located in a former school building in Doha Education City and includes more than 9,000 artworks as reported in 2014, which provides a rare comprehensive view of modern Arab art which represents the main trends that extend from the forties to The current century. It was donated by Hassan bin Mohammed bin Ali Al Thani to Qatar Foundation and later acquired by the Qatar Museums Authority. It is believed to be one of the largest collections of Arabic paintings and sculptures in the world. “We … make Qatar a place to see, explore and discuss the creations of Arab artists in the modern era from our own time,” said Mayassa Al Thani, Chair of the Qatar Museums Authority, on the occasion of the museum’s opening in 2010.
The Museum of Islamic Art in Doha is a museum located in the Qatari capital, Doha, which was designed by the architect Io Ming Bee, which (IMP) was short for, the design of the museum was influenced by ancient Islamic architecture. The museum has a total area of 45,000 square meters and is located on the edge of the Doha Port at the southern end of the Gulf of Doha.
The structure of the museum was completed in 2006, but the interior design has undergone many changes. The museum was opened on November 22, 2008.
Sheikh Hamad Al Thani inaugurated the museum by signing the first pages of the museum’s golden book, in which he wrote: “The Islamic world has presented human civilization with an artistic, cultural, scientific and architectural heritage that we cherish. With a deep-rooted civilization. ” Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad also said that one of the most important goals of establishing Qatar for this museum is to introduce the characteristics and components of Islam, adding that among the goals is also the definition of the tolerance of Islam, and that “we transfer to the world the tolerance of Islam in a world that does not deal objectively with the Islamic religion.” Sheikha Mayassa, Chairperson of the Museum’s Board of Trustees, said that in Qatar they hope the museum will be a beacon of knowledge for scholars and researchers from countries near Qatar as well as those away from them.
The Qatar National Museum is a museum that is currently under construction and is located opposite the Doha Corniche in the Qatari capital, Doha. The building that was built in place of the Qatar National Museum was designed by the architect Jean Nouvel. It is scheduled to open in December 2018.
The new Qatar National Museum under construction is characterized by an innovative design by Pritzker award-winning architect Jean Nouvelle, who drew inspiration from the desert flower and rose and grew naturally around the Abdullah Bin Qassim Al Thani Palace. The historic palace has been restored by the Berlin architectural firm Zegert, Roswag and Seeler Architecture. This important memorial to Qatar’s past is now preserved as the heart of the new Qatar National Museum. The relationship between the new and old building is part of creating the bridge between the past and the present called by Mayassa Bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani because it is the way to “define ourselves rather than be defined forever by others … a celebration of our identity.”
The 430,000-square-foot (40,000-square-meter) museum was created by a series of interlocking discs that create cavities to protect visitors from desert heat. The building is located on an area of 1.5 million square feet at the southern end of the Doha Corniche. The new Qatar National Museum building will rise from the sea and it will be connected to the beach by two pedestrian bridges and a car bridge.