Doha 14th March 2014: Qatar Museum Authority (QMA) has invited collectors to take part in the second Mal Lawal exhibition, which will be held from November 2014 to January 2015 at Qatar International Exhibition Centre.
Under the patronage of HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Than, the exhibition will feature personal collections of collectors from across the country and the region.
Mal Lawal, meaning “from the old days” will display all categories of rare collections, such as artefacts, manuscripts, weapons, Islamic collections, old maps, ethnographic/heritage items, antiques, jewellery, clothing and accessories. It is a part of QMA’s series of programs inspiring audiences to take part in the cultural development of the country.
“As we continue to work towards our nation’s vision, we are constantly reminded and inspired by our past. Mal Lawal will be doing exactly that, as it invites collectors to enter the museum world. This will qualify them to be able to reflect our traditions, which in turn can be carried into the future. We are excited to be hosting a show that celebrates the region’s identity,” said Nasser al-Hammadi, curator and heritage expert at the National Museum of Qatar and chairperson of the second edition of Mal Lawal.
“Exhibitions such as Mal Lawal enable us, at QMA, to achieve some of our many ambitions to connect with our country’s many different communities and the community of the wider GCC. Namely, to foster a spirit of national participation and to demonstrate how we can all learn about culture and heritage through such exhibitions and other museum events,” he added.