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Posted On: 10 March 2021 05:45 pm
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Qatar Museums launches exciting activities for March

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Qatar Museums has launched several events and activities catering to a wide array of interests and artistic passions, to be hosted across its cultural institutions throughout March. Members of the community can look forward to a range of culturally enriching programmes designed to promote creativity and take art beyond four walls.

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

Story Time for Families Mathaf

Every third Saturday of the month from 10 am -11.30 am

A monthly activity for children four to nine years old and their families. You and your children can enjoy bilingual stories read in both English and Arabic. Explore the connections between art and storytelling by visiting Mathaf’s galleries, reading together, and taking part in hands-on learning activities.

World Book Day

20 March from 11 am -12 pm

World book day is an annual event celebrating the enjoyment of books and reading. The program will show children how to create their own book by writing and illustrating a book.

Museum of Islamic Art (MIA)

Majlis Book Club

Curator-led tours of A Falcon's Eye: Photography

24 March, 6 pm - 7 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! This is the last photography tour as the exhibition will close on 10 April

Curator-led tours of A Falcon's Eye

30 March, 11 am - 12 pm

Join exhibition curator Dr Mounia Abudaya for this final 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.

For the full roster of MIA activities taking place in March, please visit http://www.mia.org.qa/en/whats-on/calendar-2

National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ)

Virtual Field Trip for Students

Daily from Sunday to Wednesday, from 8 am - 12 pm via Zoom

Students can continue to experience NMoQ from the comfort of their classroom. These virtual guided tours are designed to be an engaging and culturally stimulating adventure. Schools can choose one of the following themes: The Formation of Qatar and Qatar’s Natural Environments, the Archaeology of Qatar, the People of Qatar or the Modern History of Qatar.

Virtual tours are delivered in Arabic, English, French, Italian, Chinese, Spanish, Turkish and German.

Sketching the Desert Rose

13 and 20 March from 9 am - 11 am

This workshop introduces participants to the skills of architectural drawing on location. Using the fantastical architecture of NMoQ as a source of inspiration, participants will walk around the building and sketch its different angles. The workshop is led by artist Mr. Ahed Al Khatib in both Arabic and English. The cost is 100 QAR. For more information and booking contact us at [email protected]

History of Architecture in Qatar (virtual tour)

Mondays: 4 pm - 5 pm (Arabic) and Wednesdays: 3 pm - 4 pm (English)

Have you ever wondered how architecture affects our lives and reflects our culture? Join our architectural virtual tour to engage with the ‘desert rose’ and its iconic symbol. In this tour, you will explore the past through architecture, from the Old Palace and throughout the galleries. Each space reveals the story of our nation, its history and the astonishing present.

Discovering Qatari Vernacular Architecture

Art workshop+ guided tour for families

20 and 27 March from 4 pm - 6 pm

Come along to this special event to find out more about features and elements of the vernacular architecture through our special guided tour. Then NMoQ artists will lead an art workshop exploring the architecture elements of traditional Qatari mosque and use this as inspiration to create your own mosque model. For more information and booking contact us at [email protected]

Architectural Monuments of the Founder, Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed bin Thani

24 March from 6 pm – 7 pm

Speaker: Mr. Mohammed Ali Abdulla

Qatar has a great balance of architectural heritage. Its protection is a necessity to preserve Society’s identity. This lecture will shed a light to the most important monuments that were built by the founder of the state “Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammad bin Thani”.
For more information and booking contact us at [email protected]

  • For a full list of forthcoming events and activities, please visit qm.org.qa

Source: Press Release
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