Qatar Museums (QM) organised a series of tours for its Culture Pass Plus and Culture Pass Family members, introducing them to a number of projects that reflect the country’s “heritage, culture, environment, and its vision for the future.”
According to QM, these tours form part of ‘Menthaar’ (to take a closer look) – a year-long QM programme aimed at “raising public awareness of initiatives driving Qatar’s sustainable future.”
Tour participants visit Al Shaqab at Education City
A tour at Education City Golf Club as part of Menthaar (pictures from QM Instagram page).
In several posts on its social media pages, QM highlighted the importance of the programme saying it provides a gateway for Culture Pass members to explore some of the projects that contribute to sustainable development of the country.
Some of these tours include a visit at the facility of Elite Paper Recycling (EPR), a Qatari startup and the country’s first recycling company (first Menthaar tour); and Al Shaqab and a tour of the Equine Exercise Centre, Equine Spa, and the Emiri Stables (Royal Stables).
One of the participants at the EPR tour thanked QM for organising the activity, saying” it was really interesting to see the process. Thank you for supporting a responsible behaviour. We have to do better on our own.”
Another tour at Al Shaqab is scheduled to take place on December 24 to learn more about Qatar’s natural heritage, QM added.
In a visit at Kahramaa Awareness Park, participants also had the chance to learn more about the technology being used in the building, underlining the importance of electricity and water conservation.
A number of Culture Pass Plus and Culture Pass Family members also had the opportunity to take part in a tour at Education City Golf Club, a landmark project of Qatar Foundation, yesterday.
Apart from tours, Menthaar also held a sustainability webinar led by Qatar Green Building Council recently, discussing “how a greener home can establish a healthier environment that promotes occupants' wellbeing.”
Open only to Culture Pass Plus and Culture Pass Family members, QM noted that the programme also provides a chance for participants to explore wildlife and natural heritage, sustainable architecture, oil industry and the environment, fashion and sustainability, global brands and Qatar’s national legacy, Qatar’s culture of sustainability, and health and wellbeing.
Besides Menthaar, QM also hosted a month-long public art initiative in November dubbed as ‘Fannek’ aimed at providing “a gateway for Culture Pass members to explore the country’s public art scene through tours, talks and workshops.”
Under Fannek, QM held tours at the Museum of Islamic Art Park, Doha Fire Station, National Museum of Qatar, and Zekreet to explore East-West/West-East by renowned artist Richard Serra.