The new National Museum of Qatar presents an exhibition ‘Making Doha 1950-2030’ themed around an exploration of the ongoing urban and architectural development of Qatar’s capital city.
The exhibition is going on at the Temporary Exhibition Gallery in the National Museum of Qatar that started on March 28 and will run until August 30 to take visitors on a journey to discover the development of Doha from the past, through to the present and future.
Over the past few decades, Doha has undergone a remarkable transformation in terms of infrastructure, and the city is still expanding with futuristic growing plans. The exhibition provides an ideal platform to see how far the city has come since 1950 and where it will go by 2030. It also focuses upon the modern and thoughtful practices used to facilitate such rapid development.
Curated by Rem Koolhaas and Samir Bantal of OMA/AMO, Fatma al Sehlawi and the Qatar-based research team from Atlas Bookstore, and designed by a team from OMA/AMO, ‘Making Doha 1950-2030’ brings together 70 years of exclusive collections of photographs, models, plans, texts, films, oral histories and archival materials to showcase Doha’s organic transition to a modern city.
Doha is a thriving urban metropolis created according to forward-looking architectural values and state of the art practices that put the needs of people first. Architects from around the globe, including eleven Pritzker Laureates, have contributed to the creation of a futuristic city with architectural features that are unparalleled globally.
This ambitious new exhibition perfectly illustrates how progressive humanistic principles can be translated into a superb state-led urban development. The exhibition was launched on the eve of the National Museum of Qatar inauguration. The National Museum of Qatar is Qatar’s newest landmarks and is becoming one of the most sought–after destinations in the country. A visit to this museum is an all-encompassing journey, carrying you from millions of years ago to the edge of tomorrow.
The National Museum of Qatar has designed and developed a wide variety of exciting and engaging learning resources for school, family and youth audiences. Hands-on interactive gallery spaces, family trails, student activity booklets, art-trolleys, handling collections, gift shops, and outdoor playgrounds —all contribute to creating a dynamic and fun environment for young learners.
Dates: From March 28 to August 30
Location: NMoQ - Temporary Exhibitions Gallery
Organiser: Qatar Museums (QM)
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