The National Museum of Qatar threw its doors open for the media before the official opening by High Highness the Amir of Qatar who formally opened it to public at 6pm on March 27.
The National Museum of Qatar threw its doors open for the media before the official opening by High Highness the Amir of Qatar who formally opened it to the public at 6 pm on March 27.
The media was guided on a tour through the museum facilities by Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairperson of Qatar Museums and the architect Jean Nouvel who conceived this building which will be a standing tribute to the nation for a lifetime and more.
Welcoming the first visitors from the media to the Museum, HE Sheikha Mayassa said, “The National Museum of Qatar supports the country’s ambition to celebrate the local in the global, the global in the local, and all our shared humanity.”
“Qatar is an ancient land, rich in the traditions of life in the desert and by the sea. It is also a country whose modern history has been defined by oil, with all the dramatic change that its discovery brought,” said HE Sheikha Al Mayassa, “Today, as we enter a new era, Qatar’s trajectory onto the contemporary world stage has been just as rapid.”
“But a future must grow out of an understood and integrated past. So, as we move forward, we are focusing strongly on culture, in diverse forms. We are delving into our Arab heritage while also exploring the arts as they are evolving today, both within Qatar and far beyond,” she said.