Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani
HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) opened this evening at the the Museum of Islamic Art. (MIA).
The opening ceremony was attended
by HE Sheikh Hassan bin Mohammed Al Thani, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) a number of officials, artists and people interested in arts.
The Journey through Art is a MIA-curated exhibition, in collaboration with the British Museum, aimed to take visitors on a journey exploring and illuminating the Muslim pilgrimage of Hajj. It presents artworks from MIA and objects from Qatari collections, many of which have never before been displayed in public.
The exhibition examines the history of this pilgrimage through the centuries, focusing on the rituals of Hajj as depicted through art, the routes taken and the experiences of pilgrims upon their return. The exhibition also includes a special section dedicated to the oral histories and objects of pilgrims from Qatar.