Qatar Museums sheds light on making of Doha

In yet another first, Qatar Museums sheds light on the amazing urban development Doha has witnessed through the decades in an exhibition dubbed “Making Doha: 1950-2030” on show at the National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) – Temporary Exhibitions Gallery.

This retrospective trace the evolution of the city through an elaborate showcase of photographs, models, plans, films, historic and oral narratives which are a product of painstaking research by Qatar based Atlas Bookstore team.

The objects on display, which were sourced from local and international institutional archives, are complemented by rare interesting interviews with state decision-makers, architects and city planners.

Curated by Rem Koolhaas, Samir Bantal and Fatma Al Sehlawi, the exhibition is divided into four sections including Seeds of a Nation (1950–1971), Modern State (1971–1995), And the World (1995–2010) and Destination Qatar (2010–2030).

Known for its stunning buildings designed by local, regional and international prize-winning architects; Doha  is an ambitious architectural ensemble carefully put together as a functioning livable city.

The exhibition tells of Doha’s beginnings as well as its future as the country drives towards accomplishing its National Vision.

Launched in celebration of NMoQ’s inauguration, the exhibition is open to the public until August 30.