Five events you shouldn’t miss this month

Five events you shouldn’t miss this month

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

Looking for something to do with family and friends this summer? Worry not, we have got you covered.

From learning about the dugongs to exploring Qatar's history, there are so many exciting events happening around town. Check them out!

1. Seagrass Tales, Dugong Trails

Location: National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ)

Date: Until September 1, 2021

Time: Saturday to Thursday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, Friday: 1:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Seagrass Tales, Dugong Trails, a special exhibition on the dugong (baqarat albahr) is currently underway at The National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ).

The dugong is the shy marine mammal that has inhabited the waters surrounding Qatar's peninsula for more than 7,500 years.

The exhibition takes the name Seagrass Tales, Dugong Trails from the trails that the animal leaves as it travels through seagrass meadows, an important element of the underwater ecosystem.

The exhibition highlights how the dugong has long held significance to the people of Qatar.

Historically, dugong hide was used for sandals, their tusks for Sheikh’s swords, and their oil and fat for cooking, medicine, potions, and to coat wooden boats.

For decades, the animal has inspired indigenous communities to make art and engage in scientific study.

The dugong lives in three main areas in the Gulf: the coastal area in the UAE near Murawah Island, the northwest coast of Qatar from the Zekreet peninsula and the Hawar Islands to Ras Ushayriq and offshore to Fasht Adhm, Bahrain, and the coastal region of Saudi Arabia between the UAE and Qatar.

Ticketing:

You will need to book your ticket online.

- Adult (Resident of Qatar): QAR 15

- Adult (Non-resident of Qatar): QAR 30

- Student (Resident of Qatar): Free

- Student (Non-resident of Qatar): QAR 15

- Children aged between 0-16 years old can enter the exhibition free of charge.

2. Mal Lawal 3

Location: National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ)

Mal Lawal (‘of the past’) is an exhibition that, since 2012, has showcased an incredible range of local and regional collectors. This third edition focuses on 26 Qatari general collectors and two Qatari car collectors and their collections.

The passion for collecting and the effort to safeguard the past are at the heart of the Mal Lawal 3 exhibition. Local collectors embed emotions, memories, meanings, and values within their objects. Their objects and collections narrate personal and local stories, while highlighting collecting practices, and acting as a catalyst for inspiration, exchange, and collaboration.

Ticketing:

You will need to book your ticket online. 

- Adult (Resident of Qatar): QAR 10

- Adult (Non-resident of Qatar): QAR 20

- Student (Resident of Qatar): Free

- Student (Non-resident of Qatar): QAR 10

- Children aged between 0-16 years old can enter the exhibition free of charge.

3. Wood Workshop

Location: Museum of Islamic Art (MIA)

Date: August 17, 2021

Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Children aged 8 to 11 are invited to learn about the different properties of wood, see examples from the MIA collection, and then make their very own wooden souvenir.

To book, please email: whatsonatmia@qm.org.qa

4. Melodies from Past and Present

Location: The session will be conducted online via Instagram Live (QNL_engage)

Date: August 22, 2021

Time: 6:30 am to 7:30 am

In celebration of the Qatar-US Year of Culture 2021, the Library invites you to enjoy a collection of musical pieces from the past and present, performed by the US Air Forces Central Band and the Music Affairs Center of the Ministry of Culture and Sports.

5. Geometry for adults

Date: August 23, 2021

Time: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the concept of geometry in Islamic art, inspired by MIA’s collection. Participants will learn the basics of geometry and how to create a pattern using a net of interlocking circles made with a compass and a ruler.

To book, please email: miaprograms@qm.org.qa

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