The Museum of Islamic Art in Doha ─ Qatar

The Museum of Islamic Art in Doha ─ QatarThe Museum of Islamic Art is a museum located in the Qatar capital Doha and designed by architect I. M. Pei. The museum's interior gallery spaces were designed by a team lead by JM Wilmotte of Wilmotte Associes.
The Museum of Islamic Art is a museum located in the Qatar capital Doha and designed by architect I. M. Pei. The museum's interior gallery spaces were designed by a team lead by JM Wilmotte of Wilmotte Associes
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The museum draws much influence from ancient Islamic architecture, yet has a unique design. It was the first of its kind in Arab States of the Persian Gulf and has a very large collection of Islamic art, plus a study and a library. Facilities also include IDAM, a high class restaurant offering a dining experience of French Mediterranean cuisine with an Arabic twist. Sabiha Al Khemir served as the founding director of the museum from 2006-2008. The museum has a total area of 45,000 m2 and lies on the edge of Doha harbour at the south end of Doha Bay. Construction by Baytur Constr.Co. (Turkey) reached completion in 2006, but the museum's interior was subjected to a variety of changes thereafter. The museum celebrated its VIP opening on November 22, 2008, and opened to the general public on December 8, 2008.
The Museum of Islamic Art in Doha ─ Qatar
The Museum of Islamic Art is a museum located in the Qatar capital Doha and designed by architect I. M. Pei. The museum's interior gallery spaces were designed by a team lead by JM Wilmotte of Wilmotte Associes.
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Declining all proposed sites for the museum, Pei suggested a stand-alone island for the structure in order to avoid the encroachment on other buildings. Thus it was built on the water, 64 acres (260,000 m2) approximately 195 feet (59 m) off the Doha Corniche and surrounded by a park. Pei requested, further, that the museum spaces be designed by his collaborator on the Louvre project, Wilmotte & Associes, who then assembled a design team including Plowden & Smith (conservation consultants), Isometrix Lighting + Design (lighting consultants), SG Conseil (AV Consultants) under Turner Projacs.
The Museum of Islamic Art in Doha ─ Qatar
The Museum of Islamic Art is a museum located in the Qatar capital Doha and designed by architect I. M. Pei. The museum's interior gallery spaces were designed by a team lead by JM Wilmotte of Wilmotte Associes.
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Collection — The museum houses a collection of works gathered since the late 1980s, including manuscripts, textiles and ceramics. It is one of the world’s most complete collections of Islamic artifacts, with items originating in Spain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, India, and Central Asia. At the age of 91, Pei had to be coaxed out of retirement to undertake this enterprise. He traveled throughout the Muslim world on a six month quest to learn about Muslim architecture and history and read Muslim texts to draw inspiration for his design.
The Museum of Islamic Art in Doha ─ Qatar
The Museum of Islamic Art is a museum located in the Qatar capital Doha and designed by architect I. M. Pei. The museum's interior gallery spaces were designed by a team lead by JM Wilmotte of Wilmotte Associes.
The vision of His Highness The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, is to mold the State of Qatar into a capital of culture. Under the umbrella of QMA, the Museum of Islamic Art is the flagship project of His Highness’s vision. The Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar, is a museum for the world. It will bring the world to Doha, but it will also connect Doha to the world. The Museum of Islamic Art is dedicated to being the foremost museum of Islamic art in the world, and as well a centre of education and information in the field of the arts of the Islamic world. Through the vision of its leadership and the dedication of its staff, the Museum of Islamic Art will manifest this commitment by establishing, preserving, and documenting a collection that reflects the vitality, the complexity, and the diversity of the arts of the Islamic world. [www.mia.org.qa/english/index.html#home] Photo — Link
The Museum of Islamic Art in Doha ─ Qatar
The Museum of Islamic Art is a museum located in the Qatar capital Doha and designed by architect I. M. Pei. The museum's interior gallery spaces were designed by a team lead by JM Wilmotte of Wilmotte Associes.
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The Museum of Islamic Art in Doha ─ Qatar
The Museum of Islamic Art is a museum located in the Qatar capital Doha and designed by architect I. M. Pei. The museum's interior gallery spaces were designed by a team lead by JM Wilmotte of Wilmotte Associes.
Photo — Link
The Museum of Islamic Art in Doha ─ Qatar
The Museum of Islamic Art is a museum located in the Qatar capital Doha and designed by architect I. M. Pei. The museum's interior gallery spaces were designed by a team lead by JM Wilmotte of Wilmotte Associes.
Photo — Link
The Museum of Islamic Art in Doha ─ Qatar
The Museum of Islamic Art is a museum located in the Qatar capital Doha and designed by architect I. M. Pei. The museum's interior gallery spaces were designed by a team lead by JM Wilmotte of Wilmotte Associes.
Photo — Link
The Museum of Islamic Art in Doha ─ Qatar
The Museum of Islamic Art is a museum located in the Qatar capital Doha and designed by architect I. M. Pei. The museum's interior gallery spaces were designed by a team lead by JM Wilmotte of Wilmotte Associes.
Photo — Link
The Museum of Islamic Art in Doha ─ Qatar
The Museum of Islamic Art is a museum located in the Qatar capital Doha and designed by architect I. M. Pei. The museum's interior gallery spaces were designed by a team lead by JM Wilmotte of Wilmotte Associes.
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The Museum of Islamic Art in Doha ─ Qatar
Blue Man — Random art pieces in the Museum of Islamic Art.... Doha
Blue Man — Random art pieces in the Museum of Islamic Art.... Doha. Photo — Link
The Museum of Islamic Art in Doha ─ Qatar
The Museum of Islamic Art is a museum located in the Qatar capital Doha and designed by architect I. M. Pei. The museum's interior gallery spaces were designed by a team lead by JM Wilmotte of Wilmotte Associes.
Photo — Link
The Museum of Islamic Art in Doha ─ Qatar
The Museum of Islamic Art is a museum located in the Qatar capital Doha and designed by architect I. M. Pei. The museum's interior gallery spaces were designed by a team lead by JM Wilmotte of Wilmotte Associes.
Photo — Link
The Museum of Islamic Art in Doha ─ Qatar
The Museum of Islamic Art is a museum located in the Qatar capital Doha and designed by architect I. M. Pei. The museum's interior gallery spaces were designed by a team lead by JM Wilmotte of Wilmotte Associes.
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Quran — From the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha
Quran — From the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha. Photo — Link

The Museum of Islamic Art is a museum located in the Qatar capital Doha and designed by architect I. M. Pei. The museum's interior gallery spaces were designed by a team lead by JM Wilmotte of Wilmotte Associes.
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11th-12th century Golden Bracelet - Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Syria.
11th-12th century Golden Bracelet - Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Syria. Photo — Link
Gold — The Museum of Islamic Art is designed by architect I. M. Pei. The museum's interior gallery spaces were designed by a team lead by JM Wilmotte of Wilmotte Associes.
Gold — The Museum of Islamic Art is designed by architect I. M. Pei. The museum's interior gallery spaces were designed by a team lead by JM Wilmotte of Wilmotte Associes.

The museum draws much influence from ancient Islamic architecture, yet has a unique design. It was the first of its kind in the Persian Gulf and has a very large collection of Islamic art, plus a study and a library. Facilities also include IDAM, a high class restaurant offering a dining experience of French Mediterranean cuisine with an Arabic twist. Sabiha Al Khemir served as the founding director of the museum from 2006-2008.  The museum has a total area of 45,000 m2 and lies on the edge of Doha harbour at the south end of Doha Bay. Construction by Baytur Constr.Co. (Turkey) reached completion in 2006, but the museum's interior was subjected to a variety of changes thereafter. The museum celebrated its VIP opening on November 22, 2008, and opened to the general public on December 8, 2008.

The museum houses a collection of works gathered since the late 1980s, including manuscripts, textiles and ceramics. It is one of the world’s most complete collections of Islamic artifacts, with items originating in Spain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, India, and Central Asia. At the age of 91, Pei had to be coaxed out of retirement to undertake this enterprise. He traveled throughout the Muslim world on a six month quest to learn about Muslim architecture and history and read Muslim texts to draw inspiration for his design.

Declining all proposed sites for the museum, Pei suggested a stand-alone island for the structure in order to avoid the encroachment on other buildings. Thus it was built on the water, 64 acres (260,000 m2) approximately 195 feet (59 m) off the Doha Corniche and surrounded by a park. (Source: Wikipedia) © Ulrich Münstermann - All rights reserved. Therefore, if you intend to use one of them, you need to contact me for authorization before publication. Thank you. [www.munstermann.net] Photo — Link
Pages from one of the earliest surviving written versions of the Qur'an, 7th to early 8th C. Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar, 14-Mar-2010.
Pages from one of the earliest surviving written versions of the Qur'an, 7th to early 8th C. Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar, 14-Mar-2010. Photo by Bob Ramsak / piran café. This photo is licensed under a Creative Commons license. If you use this photo within the terms of the license or make special arrangements to use the photo, please list the photo credit as "Bob Ramsak / piran café" and link the credit to pirancafe.com Photo — Link

Museum Entry — The entry way of the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar.
Museum Entry — The entry way of the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar.  Photo — Link

This is one of the picture from last my last and final visit to Islamic Museum of Art.
This is one of the pic ture from last my last and final visit to Islamic Museum of Art.  Imran Akram is waiting for Ramadan time to take this shot as in Ramadan it open from 10:00am to 2:00pm and on weekend again from 8:00pm to 11:00 pm. He took this shot arround 10:00pm so that the details at entrance should not be destroyed because of daylight. Photo — Link
La Terrazza Del Museo: le fontane e lo skyline di Doha/fountains and skyline on the terrace of Museum.
La Terrazza Del Museo: le fontane e lo skyline di Doha/fountains and skyline on the terrace of Museum. Photo — Link

The Museum of Islamic Art is a museum located in the Qatar capital Doha and designed by architect I. M. Pei. The museum's interior gallery spaces were designed by a team lead by JM Wilmotte of Wilmotte Associes.
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The Museum of Islamic Art is a museum located in the Qatar capital Doha and designed by architect I. M. Pei. The museum's interior gallery spaces were designed by a team lead by JM Wilmotte of Wilmotte Associes.
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FM at Museum of Islamic Art, Doha — First Minister Alex Salmond tours the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha during his visit to the Middle East.
FM at Museum of Islamic Art, Doha — First Minister Alex Salmond tours the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha during his visit to the Middle East. Photo — Link
The Ramayana — Museum of Islamic Art, Doha
The Ramayana — Museum of Islamic Art, Doha. Photo — Link

The Museum of Islamic Art is a museum located in the Qatari capital Doha and designed by architect I. M. Pei. Interior Design by Jean-Michel Wilmotte. Inaugurated on November 22, 2008.
The Museum of Islamic Art is a museum located in the Qatari capital Doha and designed by architect I. M. Pei. Interior Design by Jean-Michel Wilmotte. Inaugurated on November 22, 2008. Photo — Link
Looking straight up in the center of the lobby in this beautiful building in Doha, Qatar.
Looking straight up in the center of the lobby in this beautiful building in Doha, Qatar. Photo — Link

Designed by Ieoh Ming Pei. More informations about the museum.
Designed by Ieoh Ming Pei. More informations about the museum : Wikipédia and the official website.  Photo — Link
Doha aerial view with the Museum of Islamic Art.
Doha aerial view with the Museum of Islamic Art.  Photo — Link
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