Qatar Museums announced the launch of ‘Marchitecture’ – a unique, nationwide cultural showcase comprising film screenings, events, public talks and exclusive tours of many of Qatar’s best-loved buildings and sites of historic and cultural significance.
Taking place throughout the month of March, the ‘Marchitecture’ programme has been specially designed to give members of QM Culture Pass loyalty programme access to more than 70 arts and cultural experiences in various locations around Qatar. The programme has been carefully planned over many months and highlights Qatar Museums’ ongoing commitment to enhance and enrich the lives of all those who live and visit the country.
Involving large numbers of public and private sector organisations, the programme will open many of Qatar’s best-loved buildings to the public – some for the very first time. It will provide a unique insight into the fabric of one of the world’s most dynamic and fastest-growing cities, and present many of Doha’s most famous landmarks in a new light.
The programme will give Culture Pass members an even deeper appreciation for several iconic buildings with expert tours of the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), designed by Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei, the Rem Koolhaas-designed Qatar National Library, Al Bidda Tower – the headquarters of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, the Qatar Science and Technology Park building, and the Al Jazeera Media Complex, among others. More than 15 private and public sector organisations have pledged their support for the programme.
‘Marchitecture’ will not only shine a spotlight on many of Qatar and Doha’s modern design masterpieces, but will also celebrate Qatar’s rich heritage and history with a series of visits to Zekreet and the UNESCO World Heritage site Al Zubarah.