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Posted On: 22 March 2023 04:58 pm
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Qatar Museums announce Ramadan opening hours, public events & family activities

Cassandra Pallagud
Cassandra Pallagud
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Qatar Museums has announced that it will operate at revised opening hours during the Holy Month of Ramadan, implementing the following revised operational hours for all its museums, galleries, and institutions:

  • Saturday to Thursday: 10 am – 2 pm, and 8 pm – 12 pm
  • Friday: 8 pm – 12 pm
  • First Day of Eid al-Fitr: Closed

In addition, Qatar Museums invite members of the community to participate in a series of creative activities for children and families in celebration of the Holy Month of Ramadan. The Museum of Islamic Art will hold a family day, inviting families to learn about the act of prayer and MIA’s prayer-related artifacts. Other activities planned over Ramadan include a lecture series hosted by the Musuem of Islamic Art and The Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs, storytelling and writing sessions by Lusail Museum: Tales of a Connected World at QM Gallery - Al Riwaq, photography and zine-creation sessions with Tasweer; a painting workshop for children at Mathaf, and social media and content creation workshops with Experience Al Jazeera at Fire Station: Artists in Residence. Liwan Design Studios and Labs will also host Liwan for Good, to bring together local charities and artists for an evening of giving.

Qatar Museums recently unveiled several new exhibitions and installations which are open for the public to explore and enjoy over Ramadan.

Among these are five new exhibitions as part of the 2023 Tasweer Photo Festival Qatar which have opened across different locations, including Doha Fashion Fridays and A Chance To Breathe at M7 Mashael Al Hejazi: My Mother Lulwa's House in Majlis Barahat Al Jufairi, Hadeer Omar: And Thereafter in Al Koot Fort and I Am The Traveler And Also The Road at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art. Also at Mathaf last week opened Beirut and the Golden Sixties: A Manifesto of Fragility, a multidisciplinary exhibition that revisits a turbulent chapter in the development of modernism in Beirut, spanning the 1958 Lebanon Crisis to 1975 Lebanese Civil War. Now open to the public is also The curious desert, the first solo exhibition of Olafur Eliasson’s work in the Gulf region which brings together a dozen new site-specific installations located in the desert, near the Al Thakhira Mangrove in Northern Qatar, and an extensive gallery presentation at the National Museum of Qatar of artworks created over the artist's career. Fire Station: Artists in Residence has opened Picnic ‘88, a solo exhibition by Kuwaiti/Qatari artist Anfal Alkandari which presents a reimagined scene of a picnic that the artist took when she was 6 years old back in 1988.

In addition to this new schedule of exhibitions, don’t miss out on the last chance to visit Art Mill Museum 2030 at Qatar Flour Mill and Al Baraha (closing 30 March), a preview of the concept, architecture, and garden design of Qatar’s future museum of international modern and contemporary art; Hermès Heritage: Harnessing The Roots (closing 1 April) at National Museum of Qatar, a fourth chapter of the Hermès Heritage cycle of touring exhibitions, which explores the story of Hermès from its origins; Forever Valentino at M7 (closing 1 April), a major perspective exhibition that pays homage to the Maison’s founder, Valentino Garavani and which features over one-hundred-and-twenty pieces; World of Foodball at 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum, an exhibition which takes visitors on a journey through the beginnings and history of football and the origins of the FIFA World Cup; Lusail Museum: Tales of a Connected World at QM Gallery – Al Riwaq (closing 29 April), a special exhibition which previews the vision for the new Lusail Museum and showcases a world-class collection of art, and A Sneak Peek At Qatar Auto Museum Project, a special exhibition at the National Museum of Qatar’s Mawater Gallery which introduces the concept design of the museum and teaser of its collection (On view through January 2024).

Also open during the revised hours during the holy month of Ramadan are the permanent collections at National Museum of Qatar and 3-2-1 Olympic and Sports Museum, Museum of Islamic Art, and Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art.

Source and cover image credit: Press release