National Museum of Qatar set for 2016 opening

Museum is to take pride of place on Doha’s Corniche

The museum is taking shape.
The museum is taking shape.

The National Museum of Qatar, currently being built on Doha’s Corniche, is set for a 2016 opening.

The museum has been designed by renowned French architect Jean Nouvel, with the steel disks being used to give the museum the form of a desert rose.

The announcement came as the museum revealed it had received a donation of objects from Sheikha Maryam bint Mohamed bin Hamad al-Thani on behalf of her late sister Sheikha Aisha bint Mohamed bin Hamad al-Thani.

The objects include gold items and a pearl necklace.

“The National Museum of Qatar is very happy to receive donations from members of the community,” HE Sheikha Mayassa bint Hamad al-Thani, chairperson, QM said.

“These objects will be preserved and shared with the public in order to ensure that our heritage and culture remain long after us.

“We thank all who contributed and continue to do so through the donation of objects, knowledge or oral histories.

“It is because of your efforts that the National Museum of Qatar will achieve success when it opens in 2016.”

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