Families take part in expo activities

January 11, 2014 - 6:28:03 am

Youngsters and their families taking part in a workshop.

DOHA: Children and families yesterday visited the ‘Sheikh Abdullah Bin Jassim Al Thani: A Leader’s Legacy’ expo at QMA Gallery at Katara and attended workshops.

Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) and National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) are organising fun activities for children and families every Friday.

Family Friday activities are held between 4pm and 7pm at the gallery and comprise workshops inspired by the exhibition. Activities are free for children aged three to 12 and their families. 

Yesterday, participants made their customised sunglasses and viewed the skyline of Doha as part of Super Skylines. They also designed Doha in the future, and created their future city in a box.

The workshops are being led by NMoQ with support of principal partner ExxonMobil. 

Organised in three phases, the exhibition brings to life Qatar’s development beginning with Sheikh Abdullah’s succession to power in 1913 and the start of the modern state of Qatar. Stories then move to Sheikh Abdullah’s Old Palace — the history of the palace, its occupancy by the ruling family, geographical location in the Fareej Al Sulatah (Sharq) of Doha, and its importance as the centre of the rule in Qatar. 

Moving into modern times, the exhibition showcases the transition of the palace to Qatar’s first museum in 1975, and displays ambitious plans of QMA to develop the old palace site into NMoQ. As part of the exhibition, NMoQ offers curriculum-based educational workshops and exhibition tours in Arabic and English for different ages and abilities. The expo is open to the public until this month-end. The Peninsula

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