Terms and Conditions for Filming at Qatar Museums

Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before submitting a Filming Request Form.

These Terms and Conditions are binding on anyone who has been granted permission to film by Qatar Museums. If your Filming Request is approved, you will be required to sign a copy of these Terms and Conditions before you enter the location to start filming.

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  • Applicant” and “You” means the person who submitted the Filming Request Form;
  • We” means Qatar Museums;
  • Permission” means the written permission which Qatar Museums sends to you by email with specific details about the filming which you are permitted to carry out;
  • Location” means the location owned or controlled by Qatar Museums at which you intend to film, as stated in the Permission;
  • Area(s)” means the particular area(s) where you intend to film within the Location, as stated in the Permission;
  • Filming Dates” means the date(s) on which you are permitted to film, as stated in the Permission;
  • Permitted Hours” means the period of time in the day during which you are allowed to film at the Location, as stated in the Permission;
  • Crew” means the group of individuals associated with you who are involved in the filming;
  • Equipment” means any equipment that you bring to the Location;

  • These Terms and Conditions, together with the Guidelines for Filming at Qatar Museums, are intended to constitute a legally binding agreement between you and Qatar Museums.
  • You warrant and represent that the information provided by you in the Filming Request Form is true, accurate, and complete.
  • You accept full responsibility for the actions of your Crew at the Location and shall ensure that you and your Crew abide by these Terms and Conditions and the Guidelines.
  • You shall promptly comply with the directions of Qatar Museums’ staff at all times within the Location. You shall adhere to any particular rules that are set by the management of the Location.
  • You must adhere to the conditions stated in the Permission granted to you by Qatar Museums, including the stated Location, Areas within Location, Filming Dates, Permitted Hours, Crew limit, details as to Equipment, and any restrictions or limitations thereof.
  • You agree to send Qatar Museums a copy of the completed film before releasing it to the public.
  • Qatar Museums will not provide you with any electrical power supply at the Location unless you have clearly stated your electrical power needs in the Filming Request Form which we accepted.
  • Qatar Museums shall have the right at any time to cancel your Permission in any of the following circumstances:
  1. if we discover that the information you provided in the Filming Request Form is not (or is no longer) true, accurate, or complete;
  2. if you or any member of your Crew fail to comply with the directions of Qatar Museums’ staff at the Location or with the Guidelines or these Terms and Conditions;
  3. if we are obliged by a governmental body at short notice either to close or restrict the Location or Area, or otherwise to cancel the Permission for another reason;
  4. if we have reasonable cause to believe that the Location will not be fit or safe for filming during the Filming Dates;
  5. if we are required to cancel the Permission due to overriding reasons of public interest.

You understand and accept that Qatar Museums will not compensate you in the event that the Permission is cancelled for any of the above-mentioned reasons.

  • You will be liable for any damage that occurs to any property at the Location if it is caused directly or indirectly by your (or your Crew’s) activity at the Location.
  • You must use the Location in a safe and careful manner, having regard to the safety and wellbeing of the people and objects at the Location as well as the Location itself.
  • You must remove from the Location any Equipment, props, temporary sets, or any other personal property brought by you or the Crew before you leave the Location.
  • You must not move or change any signs, fixtures, furniture or other items contained in or attached to the Location.
  • You expressly release Qatar Museums from any and all liabilities for any loss, injury, or damages to person or property that may be sustained by reason of your or the Crew’s use of the Location.
  • You shall indemnify Qatar Museums and keep it indemnified against all actions, proceedings, costs, claims or demands which may be brought or made against Qatar Museums in respect of personal injury, death, infringement of intellectual property rights, or damage to any property which is caused by any act or omission of you or your Crew with respect to the Location.
  • Qatar Museums does not warrant or guarantee that the Location is appropriate, safe, or fit for the purposes of your filming.
  • Permission does not constitute endorsement of your film or you or any of your projects on the part of Qatar Museums. You shall not state or imply that Qatar Museums has endorsed your film in any way. You may state that the filming was taken at the Location, provided that such statements are not used as an endorsement or advertising feature.

Guidelines for filming at Qatar Museums

  1. Filming must take place within the time limit(s) specified by Qatar Museums prior to the shoot.
  2. All members of the crew must be supervised by a member of Qatar Museums staff at all times and must act as advised by the Qatar Museums staff member.
  3. Only trained personnel authorised by Qatar Museums can touch or move museum objects and antiquities. Anything that needs to be moved for the filming must be arranged at least two weeks in advance.
  4. Filming equipment must be handled carefully when moving around the museum in order to avoid damaging the premises or any objects within it.
  5. Lighting used by the crew must comply with the requirements given by Qatar Museums staff at any time. Light wavelengths below 400 nanometers (ultraviolet) and above 700 nanometers (infrared) are not within the visible spectrum and can damage or shorten the life of works of art. They should therefore be eliminated from light sources. When possible, lights should be filtered or screened to eliminate ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) radiation.
  6. No filming equipment will be allowed to enter our premises unless it was approved in advance by Qatar Museums.
  7. Filming crew must conduct themselves in a manner that is respectful towards Qatar Museums staff and visitors.
  8. No food or drink is allowed in the museum galleries unless an authorised member of staff allows it.
  9. Filming crew must not leave litter or waste of any kind in our premises.
  10. No chemical products are allowed in our premises.