Qatar Museums has revealed the name and brand of Dadu: Children’s Museum of Qatar, the nation’s first institution to offer children and their families a dedicated place for learning and growth through inclusive, open-ended play, exploration, and experimentation.
Conceived as an oasis of stimulating, interactive, and accessible indoor and outdoor experiences in the heart of Doha, Dadu will nurture children’s development, inspire their curiosity, encourage collaboration and dialogue, provide the tools to fuel creativity and instil a sense of social responsibility.
“Dadu” is a word in classical Arabic describing marks made in the course of play or creative activity, from footmarks left on the ground to carvings on stones. The word has a strong presence in poetry, where it calls up images of children’s natural instinct for play and their joy and curiosity in exploring the world. The physical traces called “dadu” are evidence that play is always an essential part of childhood.
The new museum has been developed under the leadership of H E Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairperson of Qatar Museums, who has long believed in the lasting, positive impact on society of empowering children and their families.
SOURCE – https://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/14/06/2021/Qatar-Museums-introduces-Dadu-Children%E2%80%99s-Museum-of-Qatar