Powder & Damask: Islamic Arms and Armour from Fadel Al Mansoori’s Collection

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27 September28 September29 September30 September
10:30 am12:00 pm2:00 pm12:00 pm
1 October2 October4 October
10:30 am10:30 am10:30 am

About the event

Under the visionary guidance of Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Qatar Museums (QM) is proud to present a series of captivating exhibitions that will be taking place in Qatar this Summer. The wide-ranging choice of shows comes as part of QM’s commitment to educate and inspire residents and visitors, spark creativity amongst artists and enthusiasts and ultimately, develop an engaged cultural audience.

In addition to the exhibitions described below, an exciting programme of events will be presented by institutions in both Qatar and Germany as part of Qatar Germany 2017 Year of Culture. The initiative aims to strengthen existing ties between both countries through a mutual exchange of arts, culture and sport, and to promote dialogue, mutual understanding, recognition and appreciation between Qatar and Germany.

This exhibition presents Islamic arms and armour from the private collection of Fadel Al Mansoori. Including both edged weapons and firearms, the objects on display range from 17th to the 19th century, and were produced primarily in Turkey, Iran and India. Powder and Damask explores the art of craftsmanship, which reached unprecedented levels in these regions under the Ottoman, Safavid and Mughal empires, where these objects were considered not only as weapons but also as works of art.


Opening hours: 

Sunday, Monday and Wednesday: 10:30 am – 5 pm
Tuesday: CLOSED
Thursday and Saturday: 12 pm – 8 pm
Friday: 2 pm – 8 pm

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