People in the country will have the opportunity to discover “the beauty of Islamic Art” through various activities at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) this month and in August as part of its summer programmes, Qatar Museums (QM) has announced.
In an email to Culture Pass members, QM said MIA is showcasing an array of collections, which covers 1,400 years of history and a wide variety of materials and forms.
“With over 35 courses to choose from this summer, covering all age groups, the art and calligraphy team have created an exciting calendar of workshops. Times and dates vary,” QM said, as it encouraged those who are interested to visit this page
for details and booking.
Calligraphy courses are offering courses in Kufic, Ruq’ ah, Naskh, Nasta’liq, or Diwani scripts while art workshops are being offered in acrylic or glass painting, drawing, geometry, and clay sculpting, among others.
QM is also organising activities for families this month such as the Treasure Hunts (every Sunday), Detective or Feasts Fit for a King (every Tuesday), and Digging for Treasure or Mughal Jewels (every Thursday) from 10am to 12noon.
Participants can explore MIA with a different family treasure trail and discover about objects purchased in the last 10 years as part of the museum’s 10th Anniversary Trail on July 7, “look at objects used in celebrations (today), take our Ramadan and Eid challenge (July 21) or see the some of the key objects in our collection (July 28).”
At least 10 children aged 8-12 years can take part in exploring MIA’s galleries and collection of rate cookery books “to build up an appetite looking at everything to do with food” under the Feasts fit for a King on July 16 and 30 between 10am and 12noon.
Participants will then move on to IDAM and learn creative cooking with its chef, Damien Leroux, and his team.
MIA’s museum guides are also set to welcome Culture Pass members who will be participating in its regular tours this month and in August.
“In addition to our afternoon tours, take an in-depth look at some of our objects in our new Islamic Art in Focus short tours every morning,” QM said, noting that booking is not required and details can be found in its website.
As part of QM’s summer programme, Doha Film Institute will also screen Sriram’s Raghavan’s 'Andhadhun' at the MIA Auditorium on July 18 (7pm), July 19 ( 4pm and 7pm), and July 20 (4pm and 7pm).
The film tells a story of a piano player who pretends to be visually impaired and soon faces a series of troubles after witnessing the murder of a celebrity actor.