Expo to provide new insights into Sheikh Abdullah’s life and legacy

December 10, 2013 - 4:56:06 am

A sword owned by Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim is among the items to be displayed at the expo.

DOHA: Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) is opening an exhibition to provide new insights into the life and legacy of Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim to the people of Qatar.

Presented in partnership with ExxonMobil Qatar, “Sheikh Abdullah Bin Jassim: A Leader’s Legacy” expo is the first to be organised and curated under the new National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ), and is the first exhibition of its kind to showcase Qatar’s modern history. It will open to the public from December 16 to January 30 at QMA Gallery in Katara.

Rare artefacts, historic photographs, and original films in the exhibition will showcase the advent of Qatar’s oil industry, the development of public infrastructure, including educational institutions and hospitals, and the transformation of Doha. 

An educational programme will teach students about Qatar’s history, Sheikh Abdullah and his strong leadership characteristics. School outreach opportunities, student tours of the exhibition and family events will also be held during the expo. 

“QMA is grateful to have found in ExxonMobil Qatar a principal partner committed to showcasing Qatar’s rich history,” NMoQ Director Sheikha Amna bint Abdulaziz bin Jassim Al Thani said.

“This exhibition is part of an ongoing series of projects and exhibitions by NMoQ to showcase the history, heritage and culture of Qatar from its very beginning until the modern day,” she added.

“ExxonMobil Qatar is honoured to launch ‘A Leader’s Legacy’ exhibition in partnership with QMA,” said Alistair Routledge, Vice President Production for ExxonMobil Qatar Inc. 

“We believe that capturing and sharing Qatar’s rich cultural heritage is incredibly important. It is through events such as this that Qatar can offer a great opportunity for its people to learn more about their history, while further strengthening its standing as an international centre for arts and culture.”

The Peninsula

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