Stories
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Exhibitions

Celebrating Contemporary Arab Design

20 February 2024

Design Doha Read
Golden astrolabe

Collection Highlights

Collection Highlight: The Astrolabe Journey

14 February 2024

By Loubna Zeidan

Museum of Islamic Art Read
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Collection Highlights

Collection Highlight: Yousef Ahmad and the Evolution of a Visual Language

30 January 2024

By Noora Abdulmajeed

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art Read
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Public Art

Through Her Eyes: Conversations with Artists

23 January 2024

Interviews by Hissa Al-Hitmi and Mohammed Al-Thani

Qatar Museums Read
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Sport

Gallery Highlight: Lee the Little Dragon

17 January 2024

by 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum Curatorial Team

3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum Read
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Library

Book of the Month: Snooker Legends

8 January 2024

By 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum Library Team

3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum Read
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Islamic Art

The Museum of Islamic Art: Bridging Cultures and Celebrating Heritage

21 December 2023

By Loubna Zeidan

Museum of Islamic Art Read
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Exhibitions

Connect with Us During Expo 2023 Doha

10 December 2023

Qatar Museums Read
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Audio

Introducing The Power of Culture Podcast

10 December 2023

Qatar Creates Read
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Collection Highlights

Gallery Highlight: Racing Ships of the Desert

28 November 2023

By 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum Curatorial Team

3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum Read
Book cover displaying two men carrying golf carts with a title "The Ultimate Golf Book"

Library

Book of the Month: The Ultimate Golf Book

28 November 2023

By 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum Library Team

3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum Read
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Exhibitions

The Power of Objects

21 November 2023

Interview by Loubna Zeidan

Museum of Islamic Art Read
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Exhibitions

What Makes It Great? Highlights from the Vitra Design Museum

7 November 2023

By Hissa Al Hitmi

M7 Read
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Library

Book of the month: The Bandies of Fortune

7 November 2023

By 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum Library Team

3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum Read
Abstract drawing with a blue triangle in the middle and prominent red and black line drawings on top.

Exhibitions

Fall 2023: Explore Our Exciting Exhibitions

31 October 2023

By Boshra Al Meraikhi

Qatar Museums Read
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Library

Book of the Month: The Boy Who Wanted to Box Like Ali

11 October 2023

By 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum Library Team

3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum Read
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Collection Highlights

Gallery Highlight: The Art of Fencing

10 October 2023

By 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum Curatorial Team

3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum Read
A painting with a deep blue background, circular images and featuring the Arabic letter 'ain' in the bottom center.

Collection Highlights

Collection Highlight: Madiha Umar, Precursor of Early Modern Calligraphy

26 September 2023

By Rim Albahrani

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art Read
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Collection Highlights

Collection Highlight: A Timeless Vase from Damascus

19 September 2023

By Loubna Zeidan

Museum of Islamic Art Read
Circular shelters and rings placed in a desert landscape

Public Art

We asked ChatGPT about Public Art in Qatar. Here’s what happened.

12 September 2023

By Ali Alzuheiri

Qatar Museums Read
A young child in a classroom

Education

First Time to School with Dadu: 7 Tips for a Successful Start

5 September 2023

Dadu, Children’s Museum of Qatar Read
A black, red and white Wilson racquet signed by renowned tennis player Roger Federer.

Collection Highlights

Gallery Highlight: ‘Game, Set, Match’ The Mighty Federer

8 August 2023

By 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum Curatorial Team

3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum Read
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Collection Highlights

Collection Highlight: The Varanasi-Style Diamond Necklace

1 August 2023

By Loubna Zeidan

Museum of Islamic Art Read
Photo of a gallery space with a sculpture of a peasant women with a jug on her head in the middle.

Collection Highlights

Collection Highlight: Mahmoud Mokhtar and the Pride of a Nation

11 July 2023

By Arthur Debsi

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art Read
A horizontal white torch with a burgundy leather strap and the logo of Doha 2006 Asian Games

Collection Highlights

Gallery Highlight: The Flame of Hospitality

4 July 2023

By 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum Curatorial Team

3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum Read
A man standing in a desert landscape looking into a round mirror with pink and purple curtains in the background

Exhibitions

Olafur Eliasson's Artistic Practice in Qatar

20 June 2023

Interview by Loubna Zeidan

National Museum of Qatar Read
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Collection Highlights

Collection Highlight: The Story of Al Zubarah

20 June 2023

By Aiman Rizvi

National Museum of Qatar Read
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Exhibitions

Beirut and the Golden Sixties: Finding Resonance

13 June 2023

Interview by Loubna Zeidan

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art Read
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Exhibitions

An Exercise in Remembrance: A Conversation with Sam Bardaouil

6 June 2023

Interview by Aiman Rizvi

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art Read
NMoQ explorer platform online collection page interface

Collection Highlights

NMoQ Explorer: Opening the Museum's Doors to the World

30 May 2023

By Ali Alzuheiri

National Museum of Qatar Read
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Exhibitions

Beat the Heat: Tips for Visiting Outdoor Artworks this Summer

23 May 2023

By Loubna Zeidan

Qatar Museums Read
Red Scuderia Ferrari 1933 displayed in a museum space

Collection Highlights

Gallery Highlight: A Driving Legend’s Custom Car

16 May 2023

By 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum Curatorial Team

3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum Read
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Collection Highlights

Collection Highlight: Sitara of the Ka‘ba

9 May 2023

By Loubna Zeidan

Museum of Islamic Art Read
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Heritage

Preserving Culture: A Conversation about Climate Change

18 April 2023

Interview by Margaux Montserrat De Pauw & Reem Shaddad

Qatar Museums Read
A golden coloured football with text that reads 'This ball was used at the Oval, London, in the final for the English Cup, March 24th 1888.

Collection Highlights

Collection Highlight: A Piece of Football Association History

12 April 2023

By 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum Curatorial Team

3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum Read
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Collection Highlights

Collection Highlight: The Damascus Room

4 April 2023

By Aiman Rizvi & Loubna Zeidan

Museum of Islamic Art Read
Two colourful abstract paintings in a gallery

Collection Highlights

Collection Highlight: Huguette Caland’s Beginnings (1964-69)

28 March 2023

By Noora Abdulmajeed

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art Read
A boy looking at an insect display at the National Museum of Qatar.

Visiting

Visiting Qatar Museums during Ramadan

21 March 2023

By Aiman Rizvi

Qatar Museums Read
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Collection Highlights

Collection Highlight: The Jordan Touch

14 March 2023

By 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum Curatorial Team

3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum Read
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Books

QM Publications: Discover What’s New

21 February 2023

Compiled by Loubna Zeidan

Qatar Museums Read
Black and white image of a stadium packed with spectators.

Collection Highlights

Gallery Highlight: Tracing the History of a Legendary Stadium

13 February 2023

By 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum Curatorial Team

3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum Read
Black and blue painting with arabic text

Exhibitions

Baghdad's Poetic Legacy

7 February 2023

By Ali Alzuheiri

Museum of Islamic Art Read
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Public Art

2022 Student Initiative: Meet the Artists

5 February 2023

Qatar Museums Read
A group of people in white coats standing on the Spanish Steps in Rome.

Exhibitions

Haute Humanity: Behind the Scenes of Couture

31 January 2023

By Alexander Fury

M7 Read
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Exhibitions

Baghdad: Symbol of Islamic Glory

24 January 2023

Interview with Dr Julia Gonnella

Museum of Islamic Art Read
Image of a man fighting a tiger.

Exhibitions

A story about stories: One Tiger or Another

17 January 2023

By Aiman Rizvi

Rubaiyat Qatar Read
Different embroidered textiles hang against a red wall.

Exhibitions

Eye on Palestine: Spotlighting the Palestinian Experience

10 January 2023

Interview with Baha Jubeh

Qatar Museums Read
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Exhibitions

Confronting Representations: An Interview with Lila Abu-Lughod

8 January 2023

Interview by Aiman Rizvi

National Museum of Qatar Read
Two dresses and a sculpture

Exhibitions

All Roads Lead to Doha: Cities as Creative Inspiration

3 January 2023

Interview with Massimiliano Gioni

M7 Read
Photo of multiple, colourful football scarves hanging on a white, caged, frame.

Visiting

When the World Came to Town: The View from Qatar Museums

27 December 2022

By Aiman Rizvi

Qatar Museums Read
Exterior of Dadu, Children Museum of Qatar

Visiting

Welcome to the Dadu Gardens

20 December 2022

By Hissa Al Hitmi

Dadu, Children’s Museum of Qatar Read
Red Palestinian Football Association shirt.

Collection Highlights

Collection Highlight: Palestinian Football’s Queen Bee

20 December 2022

By 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum Curatorial Team

3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum Read
Picture of the 1998 World Cup France football shirt, signed by Zidane, in blue, white and red.

Collection Highlights

Gallery Highlight: Zinedine ‘Zizou’ Zidane’s Legacy

15 December 2022

By 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum Curatorial Team

3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum Read
Children climbing on top of ladder to go on top of a tower that says ''use of liquified petroleum gas'' in Arabic

Visiting

Introducing the New Qatar TotalEnergies Playground

7 December 2022

National Museum of Qatar Read
Rows of books are seen in stacked shelves.

Books

A World Cup Reading List: For the Love of Football

6 December 2022

List compiled by Zine El Abidine Hamdi Cherif

3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum Read
A side view of Al Zubarah Fort

Visiting

10 steps to protect Qatar’s heritage

29 November 2022

By Margaux Montserrat De Pauw

Qatar Museums Read
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Visiting

A Football Fan’s Guide to Qatar Museums

20 November 2022

Qatar Museums Read
Al Bayt Stadium

Architecture

The Marvelous Architecture of Qatar: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Stadiums

1 November 2022

By Loubna Zeidan

Qatar Museums Read
A white football, time-weathered leather, with faint blue writing visible.

Collection Highlights

Gallery Highlight: A Football Fit for a King

11 October 2022

By 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum Curatorial Team

3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum Read
A camel coloured, aged, leather boxing glove lies on its side.

Collection Highlights

Gallery Highlight: Float like a Butterfly, Sting like Muhammad Ali

21 September 2022

By 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum Curatorial Team

3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum Read
An image of neon lights highlighting the QOSM 3-2-1 signage

Exhibitions

Fall 2022: An Exhibition for Every Interest

14 September 2022

By Boshra Al Meraikhi

Qatar Museums Read
An intricately designed brown blouse and skirt on a mannequin

Exhibitions

Behind the scenes at Zwara's 'Doha Dreams'

16 August 2022

M7 Read
The exterior of a pearl box, made of wood, against a black background

Collection Highlights

Collection Highlight: 18th Century Pearl Chest

9 August 2022

By Ali Alzuheiri

National Museum of Qatar Read
A close up of the underbelly of a skateboard, featuring red, black and yellow stickers and a black felt-tipped Tony Hawk signature.

Collection Highlights

Gallery Highlight: Tony ‘The Birdman’ Hawk’s Skateboard

2 August 2022

By 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum Curatorial Team

3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum Read
Photo of the Al Zubarah Qur'an opened to reveal the Al Kahf chapter of the Holy Qur'an in Arabic script, surrounded by intricate designs and colours.

Collection Highlights

Collection highlight: The Al Zubarah Qur’an

19 July 2022

By Ali Alzuheiri

National Museum of Qatar Read
Sachin Tendulkar's Adidas Master Blaster bat featuring the iconic ST emblem.

Collection Highlights

Collection Highlight: Sachin Tendulkar’s Master Blaster

28 June 2022

By 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum Curatorial Team

3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum Read
Children playing with magnetic building blocks to create interesting shapes

Education

Dadu’s Museum in Residence

21 June 2022

By Hissa Al Hitmi

Dadu, Children’s Museum of Qatar Read
An exterior view of the Museum of Islamic Art during the day, showing the building's reflection in the water

Architecture

Reimagining MIA: Inside and Out

7 June 2022

By Loubna Zeidan

Museum of Islamic Art Read
A mural depicting a girl with a peculiar fish head, as she extends a welcoming hand up for a fish making its way to her hand.

Public Art

JEDARIART: Meet the Artists – Part Two

31 May 2022

Qatar Museums Read
A side view of Al Zubarah Fort

Qatari Heritage

Preserving Heritage: Finding A Nation's Voice

10 May 2022

By Abdullatif Al Jasmi

Qatar Museums Read
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Collection Highlights

Collection Highlight: Qatari Currency

26 April 2022

By Loubna Zeidan

National Museum of Qatar Read
Multicoloured metal in the shape of a desert rose

Public Art

Public Art Student Competition Winners

19 April 2022

By Hissa Al Hitmi

Qatar Museums Read
The Peace Bench at Qatar National Museum

Public Art

A Place for Peace at NMOQ

12 April 2022

National Museum of Qatar Read
A photograph of a group of children standing in the lobby of MIA looking skywards

Education

Education at MIA: Checking In and Looking Ahead

5 April 2022

By Loubna Zeidan

Museum of Islamic Art Read
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Collection Highlights

Collection Highlights: Five Qur’an Manuscripts

29 March 2022

Museum of Islamic Art Read
Nine dresses on view in the Christian Dior Designer of Dreams exhibition

Exhibitions

East Meets West in Fashion: Sheikha Moza and Dior

22 March 2022

By Mohammed Al Thani

M7 Read
The geometric architecture of M7 and hexagonal tiled flooring against a cloudy Doha sky

Design

M7: Qatar's New Creative Hub

16 March 2022

M7 Read
English Book cover of Farid Belkahia: Pour une autre modernité For a New Modernity

Books

QM Publications: Latest Releases

14 March 2022

By Loubna Zeidan

Qatar Museums Read
A gallery view with Christian Dior's 1947 Bar suit on show at the exhibition in M7.

Exhibitions

Millinery at Dior

8 March 2022

By Boshra Al Meraikhi

M7 Read
Woman using tactile accessible information panels at NMoQ

Visiting

Re-imagining the Museum: Accessible NMoQ

1 March 2022

By Aimen Jan

National Museum of Qatar Read
Massimiliano Gioni talking to a group of visitors in a gallery, standing in front of Jeff Koons' painting Triple Popeye

Exhibitions

Jeff Koons: Art, Audience and Controversy

8 February 2022

Interview with Massimiliano Gioni

Qatar Museums Read
Picture of “Burzuy Presents 'Kalilah wa Dimnah' to King Nushirvan” of Shahnameh of Shah Tahmasp at the Museum of Islamic Art

Collection Highlights

Collection Highlight: The Shahnameh

1 February 2022

By Boshra Al Meraikhi

Museum of Islamic Art Read
The main website page for Mathaf's online encyclopedia showing a slideshow of artist profiles

Collection Highlights

The Mathaf Encyclopedia: A Unique Resource

25 January 2022

By Hissa Al Hitmi

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art Read
A black-and-white photograph of Jeff Koons as a child sitting at a table with a box of crayons and holding a large crayon in his right hand

Exhibitions

Jeff Koons: In His Own Words

17 January 2022

Qatar Museums Read
An embroidered floral shape made up of diamonds placed on a gold and silver ground.

Collection Highlights

Collection Highlight: The Baroda Carpet

11 January 2022

By Loubna Zeidan

National Museum of Qatar Read
English Book cover of Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Books

Join Us at the Doha International Book Fair

5 January 2022

By Loubna Zeidan

Qatar Museums Read
MIA's atrium showing curved staircases, glass walls and engraved ceilings

Visiting

MIA Opens its Doors Virtually

28 September 2021

By Loubna Zeidan

Museum of Islamic Art Read
Dugong diving deep in the sea

Exhibitions

Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Dugongs

1 August 2021

By Hissa Al Hitmi

National Museum of Qatar Read
A view of The Park with trees, grass, walkways and the NMoQ building in the background

Architecture

Sustainable from the Start: NMoQ's Award-Winning Design

15 July 2021

National Museum of Qatar Read
A row of classic cars parked in bright daylight for the Mal Lawal exhibition

Exhibitions

Mal Lawal 3: Classic Cars

1 July 2021

By Loubna Zeidan

National Museum of Qatar Read
Five abstract figures of women wearing the Qatari cultural clothes known as the Abaya and Batoola.

Public Art

JEDARIART: Meet the Artists – Part One

1 March 2021

Qatar Museums Read
An open parkland space with green grass and native trees and the Museum of Islamic Art in the background

Visiting

Green Spaces in Qatar

15 January 2021

Qatar Museums Read
A sculpture of a  yellow teddy with a lamp above its head at Hamad International Airport

Public Art

Public Art: Activating Spaces Through Beauty

7 January 2021

Qatar Museums Read
Qatari artist and Curator of ‘What If?’ exhibition, Muna Al-Bader.

Exhibitions

Qatar-USA Year of Culture Exhibition: Meet The Curator

6 January 2021

Qatar Museums Read
An illustrated group of dugongs swimming including mothers with calves

Exhibitions

Celebrating the 'Sea Cows' of Qatar

5 January 2021

National Museum of Qatar Read
A close-up shot of an archeologist's hand as it brushes a half-buried fossil.

Archaeology

Mapping Old Doha

30 December 2020

Qatar Museums Read
200 Qatari Riyal banknote with NMoQ in the background

Design

Birth of a Banknote: An Emblem of Art and Culture in Qatar

1 December 2020

By Loubna Zeidan

Qatar Museums Read
Plants in the foreground with a view of NMoQ in the background

Sustainability

Spreading Environmental Awareness

1 November 2020

Qatar Museums Read
Person wearing white gloves and holding an antique book in front of library book shelves at the Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar

Books

What is a rare book?

13 October 2020

Museum of Islamic Art Read
A visitor in traditional Qatari Thobe looking at archival manuscripts and books stacked in library shelves

Books

What is a manuscript?

15 September 2020

Museum of Islamic Art Read
Restored historic palace with arches and sand coloured buildings in the background

Collection Highlights

Doha's Old Palace

1 May 2020

National Museum of Qatar Read
Excavation found fossils in the desert

Archaeology

Old Doha Rescue Excavation

1 February 2014

Qatar Museums Read