Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) opened the first edition of the Mal Lawal exhibition today, a new initiative in Qatar. The principal sponsor of Mal Lawal is Occidental Petroleum of Qatar (Oxy Qatar), and Al Rayyan TV is the official media sponsor. With the participation of 87 collectors and 68 artists, the exhibition will be open to the public from 12 September – 11 October in the Al Riwaq Doha exhibition space, located next to the Museum of Islamic Art.

Mal Lawal, meaning ‘from the old days’ in Qatari dialect, is a two part exhibition displaying visual treasures including artifacts, antiques and contemporary artworks. The Mal Lawal exhibition also includes a booth for ‘Wathiq’, an online forum allowing users to explore, learn, and share Qatar’s heritage and past.

Through this exhibition, QMA aims to emphasise its continuous role in supporting Qatari and foreign collectors, as well as Qatari artists. Linked to its vision and mission and aligned with the Qatar National Vision 2030, QMA is creating spaces that allow visitors to learn about the objects and pieces that exist within Qatar and are of historic and cultural value.

Admission at the exhibition will be free of charge. For more information please visit the website