Crowd-sourced exhibition of ‘Tamim Al Majd’ murals at MIA

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Qatar Museums today invited members of the community to participate in a unique, crowd-sourced exhibition in celebration of the country’s leadership by contributing their ‘Tamim Al Majd’ murals for display.

Murals are to be collected from around Qatar and brought together for the exhibition which takes place in MIA Park later this month.

Entitled ‘Tamim Al Majd: celebration of unity’ the exhibition celebrates the cultural contribution made by the many tens of thousands of people who have added their voices in support of HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in recent weeks.

It marks a period of cultural and artistic significance in Qatar’s history and highlights the extent of the goodwill towards the country’s ruler that has been expressed by the population since the start of the economic and diplomatic blockade.

A number of murals of a wide variety of shapes and sizes are expected to be gathered together from all over the country in the coming days.

To ensure the exhibition features the widest range of contributions from communities and neighbourhoods, Qatar Museums is taking care of all the logistical requirements necessary to transport the murals to MIA Park. Those interested in taking part can contact Qatar Museums to have their murals collected and transported to the exhibition site.

The murals will be displayed in the grounds of MIA Park and presented in a broad sweep right the way along the perimeter wall of the Corniche, reflecting the wonderful diversity of comments and messages of support made by residents and visitors of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities.

Bearing the iconic image of HH the Emir created by talented Qatari artist Ahmed bin Majed Almaadheed, many hundreds of outdoor murals have sprung up around Doha in the past few weeks in an unprecedented expression of goodwill.

Given the mass participation and the personalised nature of the ‘graffiti’ messages covering them, the murals represent a significant cultural form of expression. The exhibition is designed to capture a powerful and symbolic moment in the country’s history.

Qatar Museums is inviting donations of murals and participation in the exhibition from all members of the community through widespread promotion on social media, press activity and direct engagement by its employees within communities around the country.

Those people who are interested in contributing to this unique crowd-sourced exhibition should contact Redouane Salahddine at Qatar Museums atrsalahddine@qm.org.qaor call 55376438

Khalid Al Ibrahim, Chief Strategic Planning Officer at Qatar Museums said: “We are committed to supporting our country’s strong and visionary leadership and the people of our country with the means and resources at our disposal. Following the huge success of our earlier exhibition of work by Ahmed bin Majed Almaadheed, our forthcoming exhibition at MIA Park is the latest example of how we are deploying our operational expertise and experience to highlight the unprecedented artistic and cultural expression that we have seen in recent weeks. We invite as many members of the community to participate and donate their murals for this unique cultural exercise and to help us build what promises to be an inspiring and unforgettable exhibition.”

 

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