Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art – Qatar Museum Authority

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, founded in 2010 is part of Qatar Museums, led by H.E. Sheikha al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. Mathaf Collection, co-owned by Qatar Museums and Qatar Foundation, is now holding over 9,000 works, making it the world’s largest specialized collection of its kind. Mathaf organises major exhibitions, both historical and experimental, and large-scale education programs performing an important role as a center for dialogue, research, and a resource for fostering creativity. Mathaf hosts solo and group exhibitions by artists from the region, and events that explore and celebrate modern and contemporary art. The photograph collection includes around 1000 photographs, some dating back to the 1860s and others later than 1980s. It also includes old cameras and related paraphernalia If on view in an exhibition, the collection is open to the general public. A request has to be made in order to view objects in storage and permission is usually only granted to researchers, artists and visitors from other institutions.

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