Desert Rose blooms as Amir Inaugurates National Museum of Qatar

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Desert Rose blooms as Amir Inaugurates National Museum of Qatar

Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani inaugurated the National museum of Qatar in its new building  Yesterday.  

NMoQ can open for the general public on twenty eight March 2019, welcoming the world to an unique immersive experience housed during a new architectural masterpiece by Jean Nouvel.

The Museum’s winding, 1.5-kilometer gallery path could be a journey through a series of distinctive, encompassing environments, every of that tells its a part of the story of Qatar through a special combination of discipline area, music, poetry, oral histories, mindful aromas, archaeologic and heritage objects, commissioned artworks, monumentally-scaled art films, and more. Together, the eleven permanent galleries take guests from the formation of the qatar peninsula many years agone to the nation’s exciting and numerous present. Giving voice to the nation’s wealthy heritage and culture and expressing the aspirations of its individuals, NMoQ can function a hub for discovery, creativity, and community engagement, providing various academic opportunities for Qatar and advancing the nation’s cultural vision on the worldwide stage.


The spectacular fifty two,000-square-meter (560,000-square-foot) NMoQ embraces as its centerpiece the renovated historic Palace of Arab chief Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani (1880-1957), son of the founder of modernQatar. A building that in former times was each the house of the house and therefore the seat of state, and was later on the positioning of the initial National museum, the historic Palace is currently the culminating exhibit within the sweeping succession of gallery experiences.

In coming up with the building that creates these experiences attainable, Jean Nouvel Drew inspiration from the desert rose, a flower-like formation that happens naturally within the Gulf region once minerals crystallize within the breakable soil slightly below the surface of a shallow salt basin. represented by Nouvel as “the initial disciplinestructure that nature itself creates,” the desert rose became the model for the Museum’s complicated structure of enormous interlocking disks of various diameters and curvatures—some vertical and constituting supports, alternatives horizontal and resting on other disks—which surround the historic Palace sort of a jewellery. A central court, the Baraha, sits inside the ring of galleries and is a gathering area for out of doors cultural events. On the skin, the Museum’s sand-colored concrete harmonizes with the desert atmosphere, in order that the building seems to grow out of the bottom and be one with it. Inside, the structure of interlocking disks continues, making a unprecedented kind of irregularly formed volumes.