Qatar Museums (QM) has announced that all its museums will be closed until further notice.
"In line with recent measures announced on the 7th of April by the Qatari government to prevent the spread of Covid-19, kindly note that all museums, exhibitions and Food & Beverage outlets and playgrounds within Qatar Museums are closed until further notice," QM said in a tweet on Thursday evening.
In an email sent to Culture Pass members earlier yesterday, QM said: “The Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Park will remain open to the public for individual sports activities in accordance with the latest government guidelines."
Qatar Museums urged the public to stay safe and take the necessary precautions to ensure their well-being. The Cabinet had on Wednesday imposed a number of new restrictions, including the closure of public museums and libraries, to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the country
QM added that all its museums, temporary exhibitions and heritage sites, as well as museum and exhibition shops, will be closed to visitors. In addition, the National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) playground will be closed until further notice.
Apart from NMoQ, other museums such as Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, MIA, and the Doha Fire Station, as well as temporary exhibitions such as A Falcon’s Eye: Tribute to Sheikh Saoud Al Thani, The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion, Experimental Photography, and Grey Times will be closed.
A number of initiatives and projects, including school visits; workshops, lectures, tours and educational programming; public events; MIA Bazaar and NMoQ Baraha Bazaar; and MIA Park Food & Beverage outlets and activities have been cancelled or closed until further notice.
“Due to the evolving nature of the situation, we will continue to review and revise our plans and processes and follow guidance from the Ministry of Public Health. We will keep you updated on further developments,” QM said. “We thank the public for their understanding in these challenging times and look forward to welcoming visitors at our museums in the future.”