The National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) is inviting collectors to showcase their private collections at the Mal Lawal 3 exhibition.

Under the patronage of Qatar Museums (QM) Chairperson, HE Sheikha Al Mayassa Bint Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, the highly anticipated exhibition is set to take place in the last quarter of 2020 at NMoQ.

Mal Lawal, meaning ‘from the old days’, is an exhibition that showcases private collections by local collectors in Qatar such as manuscripts, weapons, Islamic collections, maps, coins, ethnographic and heritage items, jewellery, clothing, accessories and even cars.

Mal Lawal 3 is the only event of its kind in the region and acts as a platform that brings together private collectors, helping support and further establish the practice of collecting in Qatar. The collections that will be showcased in 2020 will present the personal stories of the collectors and highlight their passion for art, culture and heritage. Collectors who want to participate in the exhibition are asked to submit a portfolio by the end of January 2020:

  • A short description of the selected objects
  • Object images and dimensions
  • Record of authenticity

According to Tania Al Majid, Associate Curator at NMoQ, Mal Lawal is an opportunity for private collectors to join in the development of Qatar’s cultural sector.

We encourage anyone who is passionate about collecting, to submit their portfolio and share their passion with the wider community, providing inspiration to aspiring collectors through the stories of their pieces.

The National Museum of Qatar is dedicated to bringing together local communities and supporting artistic practices in Qatar. Projects such as Mal Lawal are a testament to the Museum’s commitment to support collecting practices.’

Interested collectors should contact the Mal Lawal team at 5571 4513 (7:30 am to 2:30 pm). They can also send their queries to [email protected].