The Years of Culture initiative is profiling on WeTransfer until October 11, some of its programmes and the Qatar Museums (QM) institutions that support them to mark 10 years of cross-cultural collaboration and friendship.
The highlighted initiatives include photograph exchange programme, pearls exhibition, upcoming exhibitions at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), and an event at The Fire Station.
Photography Exchange Programme: American photographer Andrew Studer captured the first two building images seen on WeTransfer during his visit to Qatar as part of the Qatar-USA 2021 Year of Culture Photography Exchange Programme.
Pearls Exhibition: Photographs from the exhibition Pearls: Treasures from the Seas and the Rivers, which travelled to Japan, the UK, Brazil, Turkey and Russia during past Years of Culture and is now on view at the National Museum of Qatar.
Upcoming Exhibitions at the MIA: The MIA will re-open October 5 following a facilities enhancement project and the reimagination and reinstallation of its permanent collection galleries. It will host the landmark temporary exhibition, Baghdad: Eye’s Delight (October 26, 2022 – February 25, 2023) under the Years of Culture banner, which introduces and celebrates one of the world’s most influential cities. On WeTransfer, The Bridge of the Boats on the Tigris, Baghdad (1820) is juxtaposed against a striking photo of MIA captured by Andrew Studer.
The Fire Station: The Fire Station creative community space has supported dozens of regional artists since its launch. One of the pieces to be presented in the upcoming exhibition Fire Station alumni exhibition Majaz: Contemporary Art Qatar (16 September 2022 – 25 February 2023) can be seen on WeTransfer now.