Anyone interested in art is invited to take part in an online tour of the National Museum of Qatar from their homes or classrooms. The tours take place in Zoom every Tuesday and Sunday in August. These tours are an interesting and culturally stimulating adventure for students of any ages with a direct online help of a museum guide.
Students are offered to choose one of the following themed tours:
- Life on the Coast in Qatar
- Qatari Architecture
- The Discovery of Black Gold and Transformation in Qatar
- The Modern History of Qatar
The live tour will start at 9am and will last until noon. It is free to attend. Though participants should keep in mind that they need to register by email before attending. The available languages are Arabic, English, French, Italian, Chinese, Spanish, Turkish and German.
Opened in 2019, the National Museum of Qatar tells about the culture of the country and about the Qataris. Also, it offers an exhibition of objects that illustrates an important aspect of the entire history of the state. Around the museum, visitors are welcome to stroll in a beautiful landscape park with 114 fountain sculptures.
The museum was built around the old palace of Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani, the late son of the founder of modern Qatar. At first, it served as the home of the royal family. Nowadays, it is the national museum.
The architecture of the building of the National Museum of Qatar captivates the residents and guests of the city with its uniqueness. The museum building was designed by French architect Jean Nouvel. The inspiration of the architect was the “desert rose”, which is one of the varieties of the mineral gypsum. The building of the National Museum of Qatar turned out to be incredible, unlike any other building in the world.
For more information, please visit the official website of the National Museum of Quatar.