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Qatar Museums Collaborates with Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

  • Publish date: Friday، 23 September 2022
Qatar Museums Collaborates with Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York
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During his trip to New York, Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani attended the reception honoring the beginning of the partnership.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and Qatar Museums have launched a brand-new collaboration. It will involve the sharing of exhibits, events, and academic partnerships.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which is known as the largest art museum in the Americas, has approximately two million permanent exhibit artifacts dispersed across 17 curatorial divisions.

In honor of the reopening of the completely renovated and reimagined Museum of Islamic Art and the 10-year anniversary of the launch of The Met's reconstructed Islamic Art department galleries, Qatar Museums has made a sizeable donation to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Umayyad and Abbasid Periods (7th–13th centuries) are represented in a gallery at The Met that has been dubbed the "Qatar Gallery" in honor of Qatar's donations.

As part of their partnership, Qatar Museums has loaned items from some of its renowned collections to The Met. Jerusalem in the Middle Ages from 2016; Sultans of Deccan India, 1500–1700: Opulence and Fantasy from 2015; The Great Age of the Seljuks from 2016; and Monumental Journey: The Daguerreotypes of Girault de Prangey from 2019; are among the collections shown here.

"The opening of the Qatar Gallery at The Metropolitan Museum of Art demonstrates the cooperation between our institutions and our determination to advance a very important objective we share, namely to increase global appreciation for Islamic art. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Chairperson of Qatar Museums, said, "We are thrilled to collaborate with The Met to recognize the beauty, depth, and variety of a global legacy that spans fourteen centuries.

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Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani attended the reception ceremony for the partnership announcement hosted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art when he was in New York.

The Amir took a tour of the museum and visited the Qatar Hall, formerly known as the Islamic Art Collection, to view its historical and archaeological holdings in addition to its Islamic literature and artwork.

The Met expresses its sincere gratitude to Qatar Museums for their extraordinarily kind gesture. According to Marina Kellen French, director of The Met Max Hollein, "This gift is the most recent example of the long-standing relationship between our institutions and signals the beginning of a broad partnership covering the exchange of exhibitions, events, and scholarly collaboration.