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Posted On: 4 January 2021 08:00 am
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Museum of Islamic Art events for January 2020

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Event Details:

Location: Museum of Islamic Art
Date: 3 January 2021 - 27 January 2021
Time: 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: Online
Phone: +974 4402 8888
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Nasta'liq Beginners for Adults

3, 4, 5, 6 January, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Nasta'liq was used and developed in Iran (where it was called Naskh Tal'eq) and the Ottoman states (as Tal'iq). It was invented by Mir Ali Al-Tabreezi in the 15 century and is characterised by its beauty, the accuracy of length of its letters and its clarity. This course will be most suitable for those who have already completed MIA’s beginner Ruq'ah or Kufic courses. To sign up, please visit

Clay Inspired by A Falcon’s Eye: Tribute to Sheikh Saoud Al Thani

4, 5, 6 January, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Inspired by an inscribed jar from A Falcon's Eye exhibition, in this course students will work with clay, using coiling techniques, and practice on the proportions, starting with the basic form and ending up working on the details. To sign up, please visit

Drawing for Adults

17, 18, 19, 20 January, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn the basics of drawing and shading techniques through sketching in the exhibition and drawing in the Studio. Working on light and shadow, this workshop will allow students to work on their artistic visual skills by drawing from observation. To sign up, please visit

Ottoman Design for Children aged 8 to 11

19, 20 January, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Students will gain basic knowledge of Ottoman islimi design, painting, gilding and brushwork techniques. As well as completing an illumination painting, by the end of the course, each student will have a small portfolio of painting and drawing studies to take home.
To sign up, please visit

Please note: If Ministry of Public Health restrictions regarding activities for children*continue, then the programmes may need to be cancelled. *activities for children were prohibited until end of December

A Falcon's Eye: Photography for Adults

20 January from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The 4th Floor Galleries have been hosting the Photography and Camera section of the A Falcon's Eye: Tribute to Sheikh Saoud exhibition. Join exhibition curator Dr Giles Hudson for an informal tour of the galleries and learn more about the fascinating art of photography and its early history, as well as seeing some very unusual cameras! To sign up, please contact [email protected]

Curator-led tours of A Falcon's Eye

26 January, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join exhibition curator Dr Mounia Abudaya for a tour of MIA's special exhibition, A Falcon's Eye: Tribute to Sheikh Saoud Al Thani. Sheikh Saoud was responsible for acquiring the foundation collections for many of the QM museums, but as well as being an avid collector, he was also an environmentalist dedicated to saving rare species. Learn more about this amazing man and his passion for art and knowledge in this special tour. To sign up, please contact [email protected]

Majlis Book Club for Adults

27 January, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join MIA to read and discuss a wide variety of books – whose topics link with Islamic Art history, museums and collections, and regional artistic themes. A new book is selected for each meeting, inspiring readers to exchange ideas and thoughts within the creative group and explore the world of Islamic art from a new perspective. During 2021, the Book Club will be focusing on books related to the diverse subjects in our Sheikh Saoud Exhibition, whilst also revisiting old favourites. To sign up, please visit

Source: Qatar Museums