QATAR MUSEUM TOUR
10:00 – 18:00
Mathaf, the Arab Museum of Modern Arts is doing exhibitions, programs and events that explore and celebrate art by Arab artists and offer an Arab perspective on international modern and contemporary art. Home to a permanent collection that offers a uniquely comprehensive overview of modern Arab art, Mathaf (“museum” in Arabic) also performs an important role as a center for dialogue and scholarship and a resource for fostering creativity.
The museum is located in a former school building in Dohaʼs Education City that has been transformed by French architect Jean-François Bodin. Afterwards you will visit the Museum of Islamic Arts with its permanent galleries, marvel at our international and local temporary exhibitions. You will see the masterpieces of Islamic art, including metalwork, ceramics, jewellery, woodwork, textiles and glass.
Representing the full scope of Islamic art, the collection includes manuscripts, ceramics, metal, glass, ivory, textiles, wood and precious stones. Collected from three continents, including countries across the Middle East, and reaching as far as Spain and India, the Museum’s artworks date from the 7th through to the 19th century. The Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum has been established to preserve and display the different collections of arts and artifacts accumulated over the years by Sheikh Faisal from all around the world. This magnificent private collection was acceded to His Highness Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani by his father, Sheikh Qassim bin Faisal.
eginning its life in the 1960s, it has now grown in size and splendor and is now beautifully displayed at the museum for the public to enjoy. The sizeable 17,000 sqm building features more than 15,000 unique pieces, including ancient Islamic manuscripts, major archaeological findings, militaria, textiles, carpets, embroidery and antique furniture.
There is also a comprehensive and fascinating collection of historic cars, including a 19th century steam vehicle. In an expression of Qatar’s renowned respect for cultural diversity, the museum’s pavilions will also display religious objects from other faiths.
Included: Transportation with Driver – Water & Soft Drinks – Insurance – Tour Guide