Qatar Museums to participate in the 31st Doha International Book Fair

Qatar Museums to participate in the 31st Doha International Book Fair

By QLNews

Qatar Museums (QM) has announced in a press release about their participation in the 31st Doha International Book Fair starting January 13–22, 2022, to be held in Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC).

QM is looking forward to this celebration of artistic and literary culture and will have its own dedicated booth book discussions and interactive workshops. Their booth will also host a wide selection of titles that offer insights into Qatari culture and heritage. Several titles on display also relate to history, Islamic art, sports, archeology, orientalism, and children’s stories too.

Some of these esteemed titles include the likes of A Falcon’s Eye: Tribute to Sheikh Saoud Al Thani; Jeff Koons: Lost in America; and Al Zubarah Archeological Site; and the National Museum of Qatar’s book. Also available at their booth will be the Christian Dior catalog displaying nearly 80 of their haute couture designs; and M.F Hussain: Horses of the Suna look at one of Mathaf collection’s most represented artist.  

The Book Fair aims to promote an in-depth literary discussion by hosting a symposium on “Museums and the Preservation of Human Heritage. The attendees include the Dadu–Children’s Museum of Qatar, the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), the National Museum of Qatar (NMOQ), and 321 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum. The symposium will feature a dialogue on vital updates and plans to open potential museums in Qatar.

The Director of QM Publishing, Randa Takieddine stated that books too have the power to capture collective imagination and knowledge by expanding our horizons. “We look forward to connecting with art, history, and local heritage enthusiasts over the coming days to share how our unique publications can carry on the magic and experience of visiting the museum,” she added.

Another potential attraction at the QM booth includes workshops by the Learning and Outreach Department for young visitors with engaging stories on art, nature, and sports. There’s going to be an Arabic calligraphy workshop; a painting workshop with artist Ismail Azzam on charcoal drawing; a hands-on class on ‘making a book jacket’; and an interactive storytime with MIA’s storyteller Ehab.

The Doha International Book Fair 2022 is touted to attract several intellectuals, global publishers, and countries seeking literary and cultural exchange of knowledge.

 

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