His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani officially opened the National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) in its new building yesterday, becoming the first visitor to the magnificent museum.
Several local dignitaries in addition to a number of distinguished international cultural personalities, artists and celebrities participated in the historic ceremony.
In his speech, HH the Amir paid tribute to HH the Father Amir for his initiative to expand the museum, which was originally built in 1975 in the old palace of Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani, and for “launching a process in which modernity is integrated with our Arab and Islamic civilization and Qatari heritage.”
HH the Amir paid tribute to the initiative of HH the Amir Father to expand the museum and, above all, His Highness vision and launching a process in which modernity is integrated with our Arab and Islamic civilization and Qatari heritage #QNA
“Our goal is to build a knowledge-based economy and [to further] human development,” he added.
Stating that Qatar has achieved a lot for the benefit of its citizens, in terms of improving the quality of life and in the fields of education, health and environment, HH the Amir said, “progress through diversity and tolerance remain at the core of our commitment to development and nurturing of a harmonious and prosperous society guided by human values and fitness.”
اليوم افتتح حضرة صاحب السمو أمير البلاد المفدى #متحف_قطر_الوطني بمشاركة عدد من الشخصيات القطرية والعربية والعالمية ..
المتحف الوطني هو ثمرة جهد كبير قامت عليه عقول وطنية مبدعة ..@TamimBinHamad @almayassahamad pic.twitter.com/x3D3LUfesy
— جوعان بن حمد (@JoaanBinHamad) March 27, 2019
“Qatar has become much stronger since June, 2017. Its citizens and residents work together to build the country, strengthen the economy, maintain human dignity and defend the truth, get to know each other and exchange experiences, and most importantly, they exchange friendship and respect,” HH concluded, according to Qatar Tribune.
Qatar’s National Museum, which mirrors the nation’s rich past, remarkable present, and highly promising future, is an architectural masterpiece designed by Pritzker Prize-winning French architect, Jean Nouvel.
Amid a host of facilities for visitors of all ages, NMoQ offers a highly interactive and immersive experience, that showcases Qatar in three different chapters: Beginnings, Life in Qatar, and Building the Nation, all of which comes in 11 stunning galleries.
NMoQ officially opens to the public today. Visiting timings are from Saturdays to Thursdays 9 am to 7 pm and Fridays 1.30 pm to 7 pm. Tickets will be available at the front desk with special prices for Culture Pass members.
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