Qatar Museum’s ‘Art Mill Museum 2030’ on view from October 24
Doha: On the occasion of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and the national cultural movement Qatar Creates, the museums of Qatar will present the special exhibition Art Mill Museum 2030, which will be presented to the public from October 24 to March 30 2023 in Qatar Flour Mills Warehouse and the newly renovated Al Najada Heritage House No. 15 in Doha.
In view of the opening of the Art Mill Museum Matahen Alfan in 2030, the exhibition will present the concept of the museum, the architectural project of Elemental, led by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Alejandro Aravena, and the design of the garden.
Complementing a cultural district that already includes the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), MIA Park and the National Museum of Qatar, the Art Mill Museum will house an exceptional and international art collection assembled over the past 40 years, with multidisciplinary works of great diversity. dating from 1850 to the present day.
In the main building of 80,000 m² (including 23,000 m² of gallery space), the Art Mill Museum will offer icons of the visual arts as well as architecture and design, films and cinema props, fashion, crafts and more.
A pioneering institution in the non-Western world, it will represent modern and contemporary arts from all regions of the globe on an equal footing, engaging local and international audiences through multiple narratives of art history. The museum concept was developed by art historian and museum director Catherine Grenier and the prefiguration team.
A signature public garden is designed by VOGT Landscape Architects, led by Günther Vogt. A Creative Village for Arts, Crafts and Design will provide recreational, learning and production resources to the general public and creative communities in Qatar and beyond.
HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, President of Qatar Museums, said: “As visitors from all over the world come to Doha for Qatar Creates and the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, we are delighted to ‘take the public behind the scenes, revealing the complex and fascinating process of developing an institution that will be one of the world’s leading museums of modern and contemporary art.