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Art Mill Museum

The Art Mill Museum [مطاحن الفن Matahen Alfan] is a pioneering institution in the non-Western world that will represent modern and contemporary art of all regions of the globe on an equal basis, engaging local and international audiences alike through multiple narratives of art history.

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The Museum will house an exceptional and international art collection assembled over the past 40 years, with multidisciplinary works of great diversity dating from 1850 to the present. Its museological concept is developed by art historian Catherine Grenier and the prefiguration team, under the leadership of Qatar Museums.

An architectural project by ELEMENTAL, led by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Alejandro Aravena, the Art Mill Museum will be situated at the location of the existing Qatar Flour Mills factory, a spectacular site between the newly renovated old port and the Corniche in Doha. The flour mill has produced flour for breadmaking in Qatar since 1996 and is being reimagined as the Art Mill Museum comprising a main museum building of 80,000 square meters (including 23,000 square meters of gallery space); a Creative Village with resources for artists, artisans and designers as well as the general public; and a garden designed by VOGT Landscape Architects, led by Günther Vogt.

Projected to open in 2030, the Art Mill Museum will complete a cultural district that already comprises the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), MIA Park and the National Museum of Qatar.

On the occasion of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and the year-round national cultural movement Qatar Creates, Qatar Museums will present the special exhibition, Art Mill Museum 2030, on view to the public from 24 October 2022 through 30 March 2023 in the Qatar Flour Mills warehouse and in the recently renovated Al Najada Heritage House #15 in Doha. Art Mill Museum 2030 will introduce the concept of the museum, the architectural project and the garden design, as well as new commissioned artworks filmed and photographed on the flour mill site by 6 contemporary artists.

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