Qatar’s Desert Rose Blooms Today
The Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani will patronise the official opening ceremony of the National Museum of Qatar in its new building, today evening. His Highness will deliver a speech on this occasion. The opening ceremony will be attended by a number of representatives of Their Majesties and Excellencies and Highnesses, heads of brotherly and friendly countries, as well as a number of prominent political, cultural, artistic and media figures, and a large group of heads of international companies and institutions, museum directors, academics, film directors, celebrities and those interested in the field of heritage from around the world.
Scale reflects on Jean Nouvel’s words as we await the Museums opening, “A glance at photographs of Doha in the 1950s and 1960s, compared with today, is sufficient to understand how much this part of the world has changed. From a little village, it has become a capital. What could be more natural, then, than the desire to testify, to talk about identification, about the evolving identity of this country as it reveals itself on the sensitive paper of history? And what could be more logical than to give concrete expression to this identification process in a National Museum of Qatar that will relate the physical, human and economic geography of the country, together with its history?”