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About Qatar

Qatar is a sovereign Arab country located in Southwest Asia. Qatar is the world's richest country per capita and has the highest human development in the Arab World furthermore, it is recognized as a high income economy by the World Bank.

Qatar has the world's third largest natural gas reserves and oil reserves in excess of 25 billion barrels. Qatar has become an influential player in the Arab world. Qatar's rising international profile has led some analysts to identify it as a middle power. Qatar has hosted academic, religious, political, and economic conferences. The 11th annual Doha Forum recently brought in key thinkers, professionals of various backgrounds, and political figures from all over the world.

Museum of Islamic Art

Museum of Islamic Art is a museum located in the Qatari capital Doha. The museum draws much influence from ancient Islamic architecture, yet has a unique design.

It was the first of its kind in Arab States of the Persian Gulf and has a very large collection of Islamic art, plus a study and a library.

The museum houses a collection of works gathered since the late 1980s, including manuscripts, textiles and ceramics. It is one of the world’s most complete collections of Islamic artifacts, with items originating in Spain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, India, and Central Asia. The museum has a total area of 45,000 m2 and lies on the edge of Doha harbour at the south end of Doha Bay.

Doha

Doha is the capital city of Qatar. Doha also serves as the seat of government of Qatar. Doha is home to the Education City, an area devoted to research and education.

Doha was the site of the first ministerial-level meeting of the Doha Development Round of World Trade Organization negotiations.

Much of Qatar's oil and natural gas wealth is visible in Doha, which is the economic centre of Qatar. Doha is home to the headquarters of the country's largest oil and gas companies, including Qatar Petroleum, Qatargas and RasGas. Qatar has a diverse and growing arts and entertainment industry. Doha is home to a number of sports stadiums, many of which were renovated in preparation for the 15th Asian Games, held in December 2006, which Doha spent $2.8 billion for preparation.

Arab Museum of Modern Art

Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha offers an Arab perspective on modern and contemporary art and supports creativity, promotes dialogue and inspires new ideas. It is the first institution of its kind in Qatar.

The 5,500-square-meter (59,000-square-foot) museum, located in a former school building in Doha’s Education City, has a collection of more than 6,000 artworks that offers a rare comprehensive overview of modern Arab art, representing the major trends and sites of production spanning the 1840s to the present.

The collection was donated by Sheikh Hassan bin Mohamed bin Ali Al Thani to Qatar Foundation, and was later acquired by Qatar Museums Authority.


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