One of Qatar Museums’ primary focuses is showcasing the breadth and diversity of Arab culture. From celebrating Baghdad, to explorations of nomadic movements across the Sahara, offerings are revelatory and wide ranging. Amplifying Palestinian stories and voices is an essential element of this programme. With that in mind, we spoke with Baha Jubeh, part of the curatorial team for Labour of Love, about the importance of showcasing Palestinian culture.
Q. What impact does showcasing Palestine in the arts have? And why is it important to amplify Palestinian stories in this way?
Baha Jubeh: Showcasing Palestinian art and heritage is one of the most important tools we have, in my opinion, to show the civilised and true image of the Palestinian people. It presents the human aspects of the Palestinian cause, and deals with the history of the Palestinian people and the related social, cultural, political and artistic issues. Just like other peoples in the world, the Palestinian people deserve a dignified life. It is important to show their suffering and resilience as a people who have been under occupation for decades.