The National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) will host all Qatar-based collectors to attend a gathering on Thursday Feb 20 at 10am in the museum's auditorium.
The event, titled Al Barzah Forum, comes ahead of the third edition of the Mal Lawal exhibition set to take place later this year. Collectors will be introduced to the exhibition's new identity and will be invited to discuss ways of future collaboration with the museum. The event is open to all collectors in Qatar regardless of their participation in the upcoming exhibition.
Mal Lawal, meaning "from the old days", is an exhibition that showcases collections owned by private collectors from Qatar. Items presented in the exhibition can include manuscripts, weapons, Islamic collections, maps, coins, ethnographic and heritage items, jewelry, clothing, accessories and even cars. Mal Lawal 3 is the only event of its kind in the region and acts as a platform that brings together private collectors, helping support and further establish the practice of collecting in Qatar. The collections that will be showcased in 2020 will present the personal stories of the collectors and highlight their passion for art, culture and heritage.
Commenting on the announcement, Sara Saqr Al Mohannadi, Associate Curator stated: "The art of collecting is an important part of our country's heritage. This event and the upcoming Mal Lawal exhibition aims to act as a platform where collectors in Qatar can get together to exchange expertise, thoughts and ideas on how to enhance private collecting practices in Qatar. We look forward to hosting them at our event."
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