Visitors from across the world can experience the collections and institutions that make up Qatar Museums.
Take a 360° tour of the Museum of Islamic Art, an architectural masterpiece designed by the late Chinese American architect I. M. Pei. The public is also welcome to explore the the collections of the Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar’s world-class collections of Islamic art spanning some 1,400 years; the collections of the recently opened, Jean Nouvel-designed National Museum of Qatar, which include an array of archaeological and heritage objects, such as the renowned Pearl Carpet of Baroda, embroidered with more than 1.5 million of the highest quality Gulf pearls and adorned with emeralds, diamonds, and sapphires; and the Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art’s holdings, which offer a uniquely comprehensive overview of modern and contemporary Arab art.
These collections are accessible through Google Arts & Culture. The Mathaf Encyclopedia of Modern Art and the Arab World provides free in-depth, peer-reviewed information on modern and contemporary artists from the Arab world. Launch in 2013, it includes entries commissioned from scholars and independent researchers as well as other resources.