Qatar Museums today unveiled Dadu Gardens, a signature feature of Dadu, Children’s Museum of Qatar. Dadu Gardens, open to the public from 21 November, is dedicated to delivering creative and educational activities to members of the community. The Promise, a public art installation by renowned US-based artist KAWS, has been at Dadu Gardens to mark its official opening.
Representatives of the Dadu Founding Family ‒ donors of QAR 3.65million or more to the project ‒ were in attendance during the opening ceremony of Dadu Gardens. The Dadu Founding Family members currently include: Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, Baladna, Baladiya, ConocoPhillips, DAAM, Eni, ExxonMobil, IntesaSanPaolo, Ooredoo, Shell and SLB.
Throughout the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Dadu Gardens invites children and their families to participate in a series of activations centred on the theme of nature and environment, with Dadu, Children’s Museum of Qatar, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, 321 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum and the National Museum of Qatar coming together to deliver vibrant cultural programming to engage and educate the local community and visitors to Qatar.
Dadu Gardens showcases Qatar Museums’ commitment towards sustainability and is located on grounds that include programming and event spaces, water features and diverse landscapes, an amphitheatre, playgrounds, and picnic areas. The community space comprises an outdoor kitchen, community garden and permaculture garden with different types of edible landscapes including a herb garden, vegetable crops and fruit trees.
As the first-of-its-kind publicly funded national entity in Qatar, the Dadu, Children’s Museum of Qatar aims to make the local community feel empowered through its collective contributions towards enriching the cultural, environmental and social ecosystems in the country.
Source: Press Release
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