Qatar Museums offers a selection of exhibition publications, recording and reflecting on past visiting artists and artworks.
Adel Abdessemed: L’âge D’or
Working across a wide range of media, Adel Abdessemed transforms well-known materials and imagery into charged artistic declarations.
Etel Adnan: In All Her Dimensions
This book on the work of the Lebanese-American visual artist, poet, playwright and essayist Etel Adnan was published to accompany the exhibition at Mathaf in 2014.
Forever Now: Five Anecdotes from the Permanent Collection
Forever Now: Five Anecdotes from the Permanent Collection presents a selection of 57 works by five artists: Fahrelnissa Zeid, Jewad Selim, Saliba Douaihy, Salim al-Dabbagh, and Ahmed Cherkaoui.
Marvellous Creatures: Animal Fables in Islamic Art
This book showcases the real and mythical animals from the legends and fables of the Islamic world as reflected in a range of artworks from the collection of the Museum of Islamic Art.
Sajjil: A Century of Modern Art
A catalogue on the inaugural exhibition at Mathaf in 2010, this book presents highlights from the Museum's rich collection of works by over 100 regional artists.
Swalif: Qatari Art Between Memory and Modernity
Mathaf’s first publication on Qatari modern artists, Swalif presents intimate responses by 23 artists to the country's rapid transition from a traditional lifestyle.
Tea with Nefertiti: The Making of the Artwork by the Artist, the Museum and the Public
This book explores the mechanisms by which artworks come to acquire a range of meanings and functions that can embody a number of diverse narratives.