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Posted On: 12 April 2018 11:54 am
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'We are the Daughters of Qatar' exhibition opens to the public!

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If you're looking for an interesting outlet in the Souq Waqif area apart from their spices, camels, pigeons, and shisha, you might want to check out a newly-inaugurated public exhibition called 'We are the Daughters of Qatar' (WDQ) -- a Musheireb Museums and UCL Qatar MA Students' collaboration initiative that tells the stories of Qatari women whose lives were transformed as a result of the discovery of oil.

Musheireb Museums -- Downtown Doha's new cultural landmark that reflects the history of its four heritage houses (namely Radwani, Al Jalmood, Mohammed bin Jassim, and Company House where WDQ is located) -- is happy to house the one-of-a-kind venture which sees the curated hardwork of UCLQ's MA students installed in a grand exhibition display. The exhibition project is one of the core modules that the students undertake each year.

Through the perspectives of grandmothers, mothers, and daughters of Qatar, WDQ explores what has changed and what has remained the same in women's lives. At the heart of this exhibition are the personal encounters of three generations of Qatari women as UCLQ students examine their memories and ideas concerning education, career, fashion, crafts and art and celebrate these resilient and inspiring Qatari women.

Talking a few minutes before the media tour, a UCLQ MA student said: "Our aim is to understand what kind of lives Qatari women have lived in the personal, familial, and professional sphere. We hope it will strengthen the female narrative in the storytelling of Qatar's development."

WDQ is a truly unique and special tribute to Qatari women who have played a major role in the transformation process of Qatar -- which aptly comes hot on the heels of 'International Women's Day', that aims to recognize the contributions and strength of women around the world, as well as more locally reflect the real values of Qatar's flourishing society.

Musheireb Museums support the Qatar Vision 2030 by conserving the nation's human development story to inspire the generations of now and tomorrow.

Aside from the exhibition, there will also be a series of of events organized for the public. Family activities include a Treasure Hunt, a Family Mood Board event encouraging conversations amongst family members on April 14 (Saturday) and an interactive and fun craft workshop on April 21 (Saturday). It's open for everyone.

The 'We are the Daughters of Qatar' exhibition is free for public viewing and will run from today until May 9 -- a week before the holy month of Ramadan arrives.

Check out their timings below:

Sunday - Closed
Monday to Thursday - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

About Musheireb Properties:

Contact number/s: (+974) 4459 0459

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(Images courtesy of Musheireb Museums)