The Museum of Islamic Arts opened its doors on Sunday for the exhibition titled ‘A Falcons Eye: Tribute to Sheikh Saoud Al-Thani’.
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02 August 2020, 09:00 AM
02 January 2021, 07:00 PM
A Falcons Eye: Tribute To Sheikh Saoud Al-Thani exhibition will be held at The Museum of Islamic Arts till January, 2021.
Sheikh Saoud is considered one of Qatar's greatest collectors, largely responsible for laying the foundation for Qatar Museums world class collections. He was head of the national council of culture, arts, and heritage in Qatar from 1997 to 2005.
The exhibition will showcase more than 300 outstanding art works from prehistoric fossils and Egyptian antiquities to Orientalist paintings and masterpieces of the history of photography in a spectacular display following the concept of ancient (Renaissance) "cabinet of curiosities" reflecting Sheikh Saouds fascination with both natural history and the art world.
Chairperson of Qatar Museums HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al-Thani said that Sheikh Saoud's love for arts was limitless, adding that he was also committed to developing cultural and educational resources in the State of Qatar to serve society.