The new design of the Museum of Islamic Art, which will be unveiled later this year, will provide a space for families and younger audiences to explore Islamic art, history and culture in a friendly, innovative setting. But what about the less visible parts of the project? The work going on behind the scenes is just as vital.
From the very beginning of the project, MIA’s leaders set their sights on introducing visitors to Islamic art in an innovative way that relies on technology, interaction and exploration of Islamic heritage using different senses.
This ambitious project is in line with Qatar Museums' mission to build a better and more sustainable future, which includes environmentally friendly development. The mission of museums is not only to promote cultural heritage and pass it on to future generations, but also to highlight important environmental, social and economic aspects.
In order to achieve these goals, MIA’s Operations Department, led by Acting Deputy Director of Operations Mr Abdullah Al-Dosari, is working together with the Public Works Authority "Ashghal" to implement the logistical aspects of the current project. Ashghal is in full coordination with Wilmotte and Associates Architects, which developed the new designs for the museum, and Ashghal contractors are permanently present on the site to ensure that plans and initiatives are implemented at the highest levels.