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Posted On: 10 April 2017 10:02 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:17 pm

QM’s educational offering attracts crowds over the weekend

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Under the patronage of its Chairperson, Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani Qatar Museums (QM) successfully ran a series of fun educational events over the weekend that attracted families across the country.

Back by popular demand, QM’s Treasure Hunt returned on Saturday 8 April at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA). Adults, children and families took part in an educational adventure which took them on a journey through both MIA and QM Gallery Al Riwaq, where they explored one of the world’s greatest collections of Islamic Art, discovered artworks by the internationally acclaimed Iraqi artist Dia al-Azzawi and took part in a series of challenges. Prizes selected from the MIA gift shop were awarded to lucky winners with the highest scores.

Concurrently, in collaboration with University College London, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art hosted an educational event designed for families to experience Dia al-Azzawi’s retrospective, which is open until 16th April. During the event, children explored colours and shapes through various creative activities and created their own artworks inspired by the show.

Khalid Yousef Al Ibrahim, Chief Strategic Planning Officer at Qatar Museums, said:

“We are very proud of the success of our educational activities, which help to inspire an indigenous culture of creativity and innovation, and I am impressed with the level of community engagement and interaction with our programmes. At QM, it is important for us to continue to host educational events such as these that will ultimately lead the development of imaginative, compassionate and engaged individuals.”

QM organises educational activities and workshops all year that aim to strengthen family bonds, develop creativity, build confidence and improve communication skills. For more information, visit: