Upcoming Events in Qatar Museums this February

  • 9 months   ago

Qatar Museums announces the list of series events it has lined up for the month of February. These events and activities are designed to cater to a wide variety of interests. 

1- Fire Station: Artist in Residence, this exhibition displays the representation of how creativity manifests itself in times of uncertainty. Artists expressed their creativity through oil paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, video and photographic works. All within the same theme “times of isolation and adapting to exceptional changes in life”. Qatar Museums extends the invitation to visual arts teachers to attend the training directly delivered by the exhibition’s artists. The workshop will be split into sections; for English speakers: February 2nd and 3rd from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at studio 101, on the 1st floor in the Fire Station. And for Arabic speakers, February 7th and 8th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at studio 101, on the 1st floor in the Fire Station. 

To register visit: https://www.qm.org.qa/en/teachers-training-grey-times-exhibition

2- Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), where there will be an educational tour for children between the age of 3 years and 5 years to explore clay, glass, and metal. Children will work with these materials to produce clay sculptures and a still-life painting inspired by MIA’s beautiful collection of vases and bottles; master the art of clay firing, glass blowing and metal making in the most fun and unexpected ways. This tour will be held on the 3rd, 10th, 17th, and the 24th of February from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. 

To sign up, visit www.qm.org.qa/en/programs-calendar

3- Ottoman Design which is a course designed for students between the age 8 to 11 to help them gain basic knowledge of Ottoman Islamic design, painting, gilding, and brushwork techniques. And by the end of the course, each student will complete an illumination painting, and they will have a small portfolio of paintings and drawings to take home. This course is on the 20th of February from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. 

To sign up, visit www.qm.org.qa/en/programs-calendar

4- Fantastic Family Photograms, in which 8 families are invited to learn everything there is about photographs. This workshop is held in celebration of the Sheikh Saoud exhibition - Sheikh Saoud was a passionate collector of photography and had many early photogram images in his collection. It is held on February the 20th. 

To sign up, visit www.qm.org.qa/en/programs-calendar 

5- Curator - led tours of A Falcon's Eye, Dr. Mounia ABudaya a Curator for the exhibition leads a tour in MIA’s special exhibition, A Falcon's Eye: Tribute to Sheikh Saoud Al Thani. Sheikh Saoud was responsible for acquiring the foundation collections for many of the QM museums but as well as being an avid collector, he was also an environmentalist dedicated to saving rare species. The tour will take place on February 23rd from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. 

To sign up, please contact www.qm.org.qa/en/programs-calendar

6 - Majlis Bookclub, in which adults are invited to read and discuss a wide variety of books on topics covering Islamic art history, museums and collections, and regional artistic themes. This event takes place on the 24th of February at 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  

To sign up, visit www.qm.org.qa/en/programs-calendar. And for the full MIA activities February calendar please visit http://www.mia.org.qa/en/whats-on/calendar-2 

7- Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, the audience will join the artist Ismael Azzam for the new art lessons at the Mathaf. During these classes, they will learn techniques in portraiture drawing using pencil, charcoal and paint. Lessons are offered free of charge to people with basic to intermediate sketching and drawing skills. The lessons will be every Tuesday and Wednesday from 4:00 pm to 7:00

To sign up, please visit: https://www.mathaf.org.qa/en/ismael-azzam

8 - Story Time for Families Mathaf is a monthly activity that takes place on every third Saturday of the month. It is an event for children aged between 4 and 9 years old and their families. It helps them explore the connections between art and storytelling

To sign up, visit https://form.jotform.me/90632320586455

9 - National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) hosts virtual field trips for students to enjoy from the comfort of their own classroom via zoom. The schools are provided with themes to choose from such as The Formation of Qatar and Qatar’s Natural Environments, the Archeology of Qatar, the People of Qatar or the Modern History of Qatar. And they are delivered in different languages,  Arabic, English, French, Italian, Chinese, Spanish, Turkish and German. These virtual trips are available daily from Sunday to Wednesday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. 


For more information and booking contact at schoolsnmoq@qm.org.qa