Princess Dana Firas, Unesco Global Ambassador and president of Petra National Trust, visited the National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) and Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) on Wednesday, for a tour of the facilities and immersive galleries.
During her visit at the NMoQ, Princess Dana was welcomed by director HE Sheikha Amna al-Thani, who introduced her to the museum’s collection.
Princess Dana toured different galleries of the museum that display various stages of the geological formation of the Qatar Peninsula and its natural surroundings, petroglyphs and monuments in the archaeological sites, and the lives of the people of Qatar on land and coasts, as well as the digital gallery.
At the MIA, Princess Dana was welcomed by Qatar Museums acting CEO Ahmad Musa al-Namla and director Dr Julia Gonnella.
The dignitary was briefed by Dr Gonnella on the ‘Syria Matters’ expo, and toured the various sections of the museum and its various wings.
Princess Dana viewed the museum’s collection which embraces masterpieces of Islamic art, including metal, wooden, porcelain, jewellery, textiles and glass.
She also viewed artefacts collected from three continents dating back to 14 centuries.
Princess Dana was briefed about the MIA, its establishment phases, its role in spreading science and culture and encouraging creativity and communication with the cultures and arts of the world. — QNA
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