Monday, January 19, 2009

Museum of Islamic Art Doha


Islam has continually been a tolerant and progressive force, adopting, adapting and passing on ideas within and across its borders.

Dr Oliver Watson

Director, Museum of Islamic Art

Doha - Qatar

On a trip to Doha, Qatar I took the opportunity to visit the new Museum of Islamic Art. I was impressed in every sense. Starting with the apparently simple yet articulate design of the landmark building by the renown architect I. M. Pei. The collection  is equally impressive. A reminder of the openness and diversity of Islam in a day and age it got "purified"  out of its beauty.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

A good portion of the art in the museum was bought through auction from a Kuwaiti collector. You will be surprised that amount of underground art collectors in Kuwait