In celebration of the Qatar National Day 2019, HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairperson of Qatar Museums (QM), unveiled the final National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) gallery, in the presence of HE Sheikh Hassan bin Mohamed Al Thani and Sheikha Amna bint Abdulaziz bin Jassim Al Thani, Director of the NMoQ.
Qatar Today is the final exhibit of the NMoQ’s permanent gallery route. This striking immersive digital installation illustrates Qatar in the contemporary age. Under the wise leadership of HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Qatar overcame the blockade imposed on it on 5 June 2017 and embarked on a new journey, which has seen the country become stronger and more self-sufficient. The gallery underlines the resilience, unity, accomplishments and dreams of those living in Qatar.
The gallery consists of a striking digital installation on reflecting mirror screens, made up of 14 synchronized exhibits, playing a 12 minutes video loop that is imperceptible by the visitors.
Qatar Today was created with the help of artists, filmmakers, technicians, and producers from nearly a dozen countries. Over 50 hours of archive footage were sourced from Al Jazeera, Qatar TV, Al Rayyan TV, and beIN among others.
The gallery is one of the most striking and complex galleries at the NMoQ. Its opening marks the start of the 2nd phase of the NMoQ opening and further cements the museum’s position as a world-class institution presenting an unparalleled immersive experience for culture enthusiasts.
One of the visitors at the NMoQ was HE Sheikha Hussa Sabah al-Salem al-Sabah, co-founder of Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah (DAI). She was welcomed by HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. The visit included a stop at the Magnificent Jewels of Jean Schlumberger: From the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Collection exhibition currently on show at the NMoQ until 15 January 2020.