MIA to open ‘A Falcon’s Eye: Tribute to Sheikh Saoud Al Thani’ exhibition

‘A Falcon’s Eye: Tribute to Sheikh Saoud Al Thani’ exhibition opened on Sunday in MIA- The Museum of Islamic Art.

MIA to open 'A Falcon's Eye: Tribute to Sheikh Saoud Al Thani' exhibition on Sunday

Let us visit some Pre-Historic facts & brief about the -“A Falcon’s Eye”

-Sheikh Saoud was head of the national council of culture, arts, and heritage in Qatar from 1997 to 2005.

-He is considered one of Qatar’s greatest collectors, largely responsible for laying the foundation for Qatar Museums’ world-class collections.

-The exhibition showcases more than 300 outstanding artworks from prehistoric fossils and antiquities to Orientalist paintings and masterpieces of the history of photography in a spectacular display following the concept of ancient (Renaissance) “cabinet of curiosities” reflecting Sheikh Saoud’s fascination with both natural history and the art world.

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  • Chairperson of Qatar Museums HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad al-Thani said that Sheikh Saoud’s love for arts was limitless, adding that he was also committed to developing cultural and educational resources in Qatar to serve society.

She said that Sheikh Saoud succeeded in his mission, expressing her delight with the exhibition celebrating Sheikh Saoud.

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