Qatar museums announce series of activities for October

Qatar Museums (QM) is preparing to launch several events and activities in its cultural institutions. Bringing Islamic Science to Life at the MIA Library: October 23 and 30 and November 6 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Arabic and English). The workshop for 12-15 year olds at the MIA library is with the support of ibTECHar, an Edu-Tech startup based in Qatar.

The workshop will explore medieval scientific developments such as clocks and locks. Participants will then have the opportunity to create their own using electronics, robotics and more. For more information e-mail [email protected]

Kufic calligraphy painting at the MIA library – October 11 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 15-18 year olds are invited to this workshop. Many Qurans are written in Kufic calligraphy which is characterized by its bold, vertical letters. Participants will learn about the history of Kufic script, then they will design and paint an intricate piece in Kufic script. For more information e-mail [email protected]

Traditional Tales at the MIA Library – October 24, 3pm to 4pm (Arabic and English) – To celebrate the Year of Culture Qatar – United States 2021. Different storytelling techniques are explored, from Native American to Bedouin and written stories of the Shahnameh. For more information e-mail [email protected]

Planet Kids – October 26 from 4 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. (Arabic and English) – Children ages 8 to 11 are invited to join the Planet Kids Club, a monthly online story and discussion program that highlights activities related to MIA’s sustainability initiatives.
Children will participate in a fun craft and learn more about the objects in the museum. We’ll also share some popular tips on how to save our planet. Electricity is the theme for October. To book, send an e-mail [email protected]

Majlis Book Club – October 27 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Arabic and English) – To read and discuss a wide variety of books on subjects related to the history of Islamic art, museums and collections, and artistic themes regional. A new book is chosen for each new encounter. This month’s book is titled “Arabs: 3000 Years of the History of Peoples, Tribes, and Empires”. To register, send an e-mail [email protected]

Qatar National Museum – Saturday with the family – October 9 and 16 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Arabic and English) – Families are invited to discover the Qatari gahfiya (traditional hat) through interactive activities. Participants will have the opportunity to discover the Al Thumama stadium and its architecture inspired by gahfiya. For more information, send an email [email protected]

Discovering the museum’s collection – October 10 and 18 (English) from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – October 14 and 21 (Arabic) from 4 to 6 p.m. Alignment with World White Cane Day celebrating the achievements of the visually impaired. Visually impaired visitors are invited to explore the museum and take a special tour exploring the collections incorporating interactive elements throughout the journey. For more information, send an email [email protected]

The art of recycling – October 17, 19 and 21 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle are the keys to a sustainable future. This art class helps to discover how to creatively recycle waste and turn discarded objects into works of art. At the end, participants can create a decorative object inspired by the Al Thumama stadium. For more information visit [email protected]

QM Learning and Outreach – The Journey from Architecture to Biotecture – October 27 from 4pm to 5pm – This talk will review the evolution of energy conscious design from the 70s, through sustainability and now towards’ sustainability restorer ”, then provide examples of what this might mean in terms of design, construction and urban form principles. This amounts to nothing less than a new architectural form, in other words, Biotecture – with a corresponding new aesthetic. What could it be ?
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