Education at the heart of the National Museum
The Learning and Outreach Department at the National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) announced on March 11 that it is in the process of visiting a number of schools in the country as part of its community outreach initiatives. The programme prepares students for the NMOQ opening, introduces them to its collection and establishes the museum as a primary educational resource for culture, heritage and history.
Ahead of its opening to the public on March 28, 2019, the NMoQ has designed and developed a wide variety of exciting and engaging resources for school groups, families and young visitors. These extend the educational resources built into the museum itself, which include six indoor, purpose-built intergenerational learning spaces that enable students to do everything from uncover ancient objects to explore life onboard a pearling dhow. NMoQ will also host various school events, from plays to away-days, in coordination with NMoQ education staff.
“It is important for us to support the development of creative, compassionate and engaged students who come to us to learn from the museum’s resources and not to simply visit it,” said Fatima Al-Kuwari, Head of the Learning and Outreach department at NMoQ. “Education is at the heart of the National Museum of Qatar’s offerings. Our educational programmes not only complement the national curriculum but also introduce audiences to our country’s rich history, diverse culture and connection with the world around us.”