Under the patronage of its chair, HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Qatar Museums (QM) announced this week that TOTAL is now the official sponsor of the energy playground at the National Museum of Qatar (NMOQ).
The collaboration between QM and TOTAL was celebrated during a high-profile signing ceremony at NMOQ last night. The sponsorship of the energy playground, one of the three playgrounds spread across the museum gardens, will provide a unique experience for families to explore and discover the story of energy and the story of oil in relation to Qatar.
The playground will be designed for families to engage in inter-generational kinetic play activities – from the extraction of crude oil, through to its processing and even its by-products that in turn, benefit today’s societies. The playground has various pathways – enabling a ‘choose your own adventure’ experience for visitors and which will ultimately expose them to the future of renewable and non-renewable energy.
The signing ceremony was led by QM and TOTAL officials: HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, QM Acting CEO Ahmad Al Namla, TOTAL Chairman and CEO Patrick Pouyanné, and Total Qatar Country Chair Laurent Wolffsheim.
In her speech during the signing ceremony, HE Sheikha Al Mayassa said that QM is constantly engaging the community with learning resources that can connect with various groups such as schools, families, as well as today’s youth in general. She said that the energy playground is more than a playground and is in fact a place for learning and a place for play – a sector that allowed Qatar to transform its economy to what it is today.
Without the energy sector, Qatar’s National Vision wouldn’t have been realisable. We are grateful for Total’s sponsorship, and as a legacy for Qatar-France Year of Culture*, this playground will soon be available for everyone in our communities to learn about energy through play.’
Patrick Pouyanné said they highly cherish their partnership with Qatar Museums and they are proud to play a role in ensuring that families understand the past of energy and the path where it is headed.
*2020 is Qatar-France Year of Culture