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Sinbad's Qatar Pocket Guide: Museum of Islamic Art, Doha

 Museum of Islamic Art, Doha 



List of Museums and Galleries in Doha, Qatar


Museum of Islamic Art


Qatar, is a museum for the world. It will bring the world to Doha, but it will also connect Doha to the world. The Museum of Islamic Art is dedicated to being the foremost museum of Islamic art in the world, and as well a centre of education and information in the field of the arts of the Islamic world. Through the vision of its leadership and the dedication of its staff, the Museum of Islamic Art will manifest this commitment by establishing, preserving, and documenting a collection that reflects the vitality, the complexity, and the diversity of the arts of the Islamic world.
t  +974 4422 4444

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Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art
Mathaf Museum



Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art


Mathaf hosts exhibitions, programs and events that explore and celebrate art by Arab artists. We hope you will use us as an inspiring space for dialogue and scholarship about modern and contemporary art in the region and the Arab diaspora. Our story really begins more than twenty years ago, when our patron and founder H.E. Sheikh Hassan bin Mohamed bin Ali Al Thani first began to imagine what an Arab Museum of Modern Art might look like. He started to build a collection that could serve artists and public as a rich and representative treasure-house of modern Arab art. And he saw this collection as a starting point, to create more opportunities for artists and for art-lovers in Doha and around the world.
t +974 4487 6662 or  4402 8855

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Orientalist Museum


The Orientalist Museum has of one of the most significant collections of Orientalist art ever assembled in the world and offers a unique ideology of Orientalist art history because it is the only institution in the world dedicated solely to Orientalist art. Its approximate 900 paintings, watercolours, drawings and prints, as well as sculpture and applied art trace Orientalism back to the early 16th century.
t +974 4436 7711

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Qatar National Museum


The Qatar National Museum opened in 1975 in a restored palace originally built in the early 20th century by Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al-Thani. It served as his family residence and the seat of government for approximately 25 years. In addition to the original Amiri Palace, the former Qatar National Museum included a Museum of the State, a lagoon and a very popular marine aquarium. In 1980 the building won the Agha Khan award for restoration and rehabilitation of Islamic architecture. The National Museum of Qatar is currently closed and the new museum is scheduled to open in December 2014.
t +974 429 1777 or 444 2191

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Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum
Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum



Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum


The museum has been established to preserve and display the different collections of arts and artifacts accumulated by Sheikh Faisal over the years from around the world. The exhibit focuses on Middle Eastern and Islamic history and culture, reflecting the interest of the Qatari people in their national heritage and cultural identity; a cultural movement supported by Sheikh Faisal. The museum contains some of the finest and most important examples of Arabic manuscripts, fine arts and militaria. It serves as an excellent resource for anyone who seeks a further understanding and knowledge of Islamic civilization and Qatari Heritage.
t  +974 486 1444 

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Ethnographic Museum

Situated on Grand Hamad Street. This is a massive square structure and is also known as the Wind Tower House. This building is the last remaining construction (1935) of its kind in Doha, it gives us knowledge about the historical and artistical background of the region.
Open: Sunday - Tuesday from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon and Wednesday to Friday from 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm and closes on Saturdays. Friday: 3.00 pm to 6 pm.
Entrance is free of charge.