Jean-Paul Engelen, Director, Public Art Programs at Qatar Museums, Qatari artist Yousef Ahmad, Egyptian artist Wael Shawky, Dr Abdellah Karroum, Director of Mathaf, Arab Museum of Modern Art and Mohammed Hafiz from Athr Gallery take to the stage for the finale of the three day International New York Times ‘Art for Tomorrow’ conference, which came to close yesterday at the W Hotel in Doha. The hugely successful conference, organised under the patronage of Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Chairperson, Qatar Museums and the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage of Qatar, reflected the growing international recognition for Qatar’s contribution to dialogue and progress through art and showed Qatar Museums’ success in becoming a vibrant centre for the arts, culture and education.
More than 500 senior leaders from the arts, public and private sectors, tourism experts, city planners and business developers were in attendance to discuss the changing dynamics of art and architecture and their potential to transform people and places. Guests were treated to key note speeches from 45 internationally renowned figures and cultural pioneers, as well as the leading lights of the arts and culture community from across the Middle East and in Qatar.
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