MIA Education

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The museum offers huge diversity for learning opportunities and is an education centre for visitors of all ages.

Explore the Museum of Islamic Art, or register for a programme or course today.

MIA offers learning opportunities for all ages, as well as teachers wishing to further develop their careers. The collection provides a unique opportunity to explore a range of curriculum-related topics and approaches to learning. A dedicated team of museum educators and staff welcome school groups for tours, workshops, events and activities throughout the school year.

Spaces are limited so make sure you register ahead!

"Many maths and science classes take place within the MIA using the museum's astrology collection... the second largest collection of astrolabes in the world so it's great for students to go back to their own history to apply current scientific methods"
H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa, QM Chairperson
Childnen's Educational activities at Museum of Islamic Art
Educational workshops for adults at Museum of Islamic Art

Learning resources

The museum offers a range of programmes so it's easy to find something that suits your schedule and interests, from tours of current exhibitions, to art classes and object handling. A wide range of learning materials is available and those can be useful before visiting a programme or after you've attended. Find out more about learning resources at MIA here.

Walk-in tours and workshops

In addition to the programmes listed below, MIA offers drop-in tours in a variety of subjects. No booking is required, just turn up! Walk-in gallery tours take place every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 2pm on the following subjects:

Monday – Science

Tuesday – Techniques (from 24 June 2018 onwards)

Thursday – MIA Architecture

Friday & Saturday – Museum Highlights

Workshops are offered for all ages throughout the year in a wide variety of disciplines including geometry, illumination, miniature painting, plaster carving, weaving, clay and printmaking, whilst families can enjoy drop-in (calligraphy  workshops (third Saturday of the month, 1pm) as well as a variety of library events.  Please see the Education Calendar for more details.

Speak to the MIA Education team:

Send an email to educationmia@qm.org.qa or call +974 4422 4421

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