Whether you are looking to learn more about the world of art or discover the history and traditions of the Arab world, Qatar Museums has plenty of resources to help guide you in your research.
The Mathaf Library, or Maktaba in Arabic, is a research library specialising in modern and contemporary Arab art from the region.Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Islamic Art's library offers a range of specialist books and monographs on Islamic art, an insightful museum collection and exhibition catalogues.Museum of Islamic Art (MIA)
Library Catalogue (OPAC)
The catalogue of all Qatar Museums libraries can be accessed via the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC).
A Written Cosmos: Arabic Calligraphy and Literature Throughout the Centuries
This book looks at the history of literature in Arab culture and the reasons why calligraphy was to become its most original form of visual arts.
Yousef Ahmad: Story of Ingenuity
Yousef Ahmad: Story of Ingenuity presents a selection of his most striking pieces, from his early career in the 70s to the present day.
Research and Resources
Cultural Heritage Management
We engage in archaeological fieldwork daily and are continuously excavating and conserving heritage structures across Qatar.
New Life for Old Qatar
In addition to our work on forts, palaces and towers, our team gives new life to old buildings and historic areas.
Museums and Galleries
Qatar Museums offers a sweeping array of arts and culture experiences, from traditional Islamic craft and historical objects to modern and contemporary art and, coming soon, the beauty of sport.