Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Qatar: Current Scenarios, Challenges and Future Perspectives

Date: Tuesday,  5 November 2019

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: National Museum of Qatar, Auditorium



Qatar Museums in collaboration with UCL Qatar

What is “Intangible Cultural Heritage”? What should the State of Qatar do to preserve it?

Intangible cultural heritage encompasses the practices, expressions, knowledge and skills—as well as the associated objects and cultural spaces — that people recognize as an inherent part of their cultural heritage. This heritage is transmitted from generation to generation and evolves together with the communities, their environment and the circumstances of history. Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage can only be achieved by protecting the cultural identity and integrity of communities and their people. This is what Qatar Museums and UCL Qatar aim to achieve with the new Cultural Heritage Law that they are drafting for the State of Qatar.


Join us for a panel discussion on this fascinating subject with the participation of national and international experts.


Live event translation will be provided from Arabic to English and English to Arabic.



Mr. Fernando Brugman (UNESCO Regional Office)

Prof. Frederico Lenzerini  (University of Siena)

Mr. Hamad Al Muhannadi  (Ministry of Culture and Sports)

Dr. Mariam Ibrahim Al-Hammadi (Qatar University)

Dr. Abdulla Mohammed Al Sulaiti (Qatar Museums)