Qatar museums announce activities in August


Doha: Qatar Museums is hosting a series of activities throughout August inviting children and families to learn about Qatar’s transformation, traditional weaving and the fascinating collection of the National Museum of Qatar.

National Museum of Qatar
Virtual tour of the school in the field
Sunday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (45-minute visit)
Language: Arabic, English, French, Italian, Chinese, Spanish, Turkish and German
Students from schools and universities in Qatar and abroad are invited to experience the National Museum of Qatar from their classrooms through direct interaction with a museum guide during these live tours.
Schools can choose one of the following themes:

  • Life on the coast in Qatar
  • Qatari architecture
  • The discovery of black gold and its transformation in Qatar
  • The modern history of Qatar

For more information send an e-mail [email protected]

The discovery of black gold and processing in Qatar
Monday August 15 and 22 (Arabic) from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday August 17 and 24 (English) from 4 to 5 p.m.
Participants will learn about the discovery of oil and gas in Qatar and its positive impact on the country’s cultural, economic and political transformation and development.
For more information, send an e-mail: [email protected]

How big are your worries Little Bear
Saturday August 20 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
French language
Through a captivating and beautifully illustrated story, children will learn that everyday worries and fears can be overcome. They will learn to manage and overcome anxious thoughts as demonstrated with the little bear and his mother who helped him overcome his fears.
For more information, send an e-mail: [email protected]

Family screening on Saturday without appointment
Saturday August 27 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Language: English, Arabic
Experiment with mirrored light and projections to create dreamlike collages inspired by the exhibition “Pipilotti Rist: Your Brain to Me, My Brain to You”.
Information and reservations: [email protected]

Mathaf
Story time in Mathaf
Saturday August 20 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Language: Arabic, English
Children aged 7 to 12 and their families are invited to explore the link between art and storytelling. Free entry, registration required: Registration link

Mathaf Book Club
Saturday August 27 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Language: Arabic, English
Read selected artistic texts (historical, conceptual and visual) from the Mathaf Library collection.
Participation free, registration required.

Dadu, Qatar Children’s Museum

Weaving for Dadu in Fanar
Saturday to Thursday, August 8 to September 30, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Learn to weave and help build the Dadu Garden. Weave for Dadu invites the community to produce objects necessary for the growth of the Dadu garden, while discovering the art of traditional weaving.

Participants will begin by weaving placemats and coasters, then move on to weaving ornaments. Weaving sessions will be organized in the Majlis in Fanar. No pre-registration is required.

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