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Interior View, Museum Of Islamic Art
©The Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Marc Pelletreau

Interior View, Museum Of Islamic Art

MIA Permanent Galleries
Exterior View, The Museum of Islamic Art
© The Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Museum of Islamic Art

Exterior View, The Museum of Islamic Art

Interior View, Museum of Islamic Art
©The Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Marc Pelletreau

Interior View, Museum of Islamic Art

MIA Permanent Galleries
Interior View, Museum of Islamic Art
©The Museum of Islamic Art, Doha

Interior View, Museum of Islamic Art

Set in the MIA Park on the waterfront of Doha’s West Bay is the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA). Since 2008, MIA has been a core component of Doha’s flourishing cultural scene and is the flagship of Qatar Museums. The museum, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect I. M. Pei, exhibits Islamic art from three continents and spanning over 1,400 years: it is one of the most comprehensive collections of Islamic art in the world. The building draws much influence from ancient Islamic architecture, notably the Ibn Tulun Mosque in Cairo. The permanent collection, a combination of secular and religious works of art within Islamic world, includes holdings of metalwork, woodwork, textiles and ceramics. A diverse programme of temporary exhibitions explores objects from the permanent collection in different contexts and seen from new perspectives.

Collection Highlights


Vase known as "The Cavour Vase", Mamluk, Egypt or Syria
Vase known as "The Cavour Vase", Mamluk, Egypt or Syria
Gem-Set Enamelled Gold Falcon, Mughal, India
Gem-Set Enamelled Gold Falcon, Mughal, India
War Mask, Timurid, Eastern Caucasus or Western Iran
War Mask, Timurid, Eastern Caucasus or Western Iran
Blue and White Bowl (Calligraphic), Abbasid, Iraq (Basra)
Blue and White Bowl (Calligraphic), Abbasid, Iraq (Basra)
Monumental Panel with Figural Scenes, Saljuq, Iran
Monumental Panel with Figural Scenes, Saljuq, Iran
Museum of Islamic Art: Collection Highlights
Vase known as "The Cavour Vase", Mamluk, Egypt or Syria
© The Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Marc Pelletreau
Vase known as "The Cavour Vase", Mamluk, Egypt or Syria, 13th century
enamelled and gilded glass, 24.5 cm high
GL.6.1998
Gem-Set Enamelled Gold Falcon, Mughal, India
© The Museum of Islamic Art, Doha
Gem-Set Enamelled Gold Falcon, Mughal, India , 17th century
gold, enamels and precious stones, 33 cm x 8 cm
JE.69.2001
War Mask, Timurid, Eastern Caucasus or Western Iran
© The Museum of Islamic Art, Doha
War Mask, Timurid, Eastern Caucasus or Western Iran, 15th century
steel with silver inlay, 21 cm x 17.8 cm x 8 cm
MW.6.1997
Blue and White Bowl (Calligraphic), Abbasid, Iraq (Basra)
© The Museum of Islamic Art, Doha
Blue and White Bowl (Calligraphic), Abbasid, Iraq (Basra), 9th century
underglaze painted earthenware, 21 cm
PO.31.1999
Monumental Panel with Figural Scenes, Saljuq, Iran
© The Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Marc Pelletreau
Monumental Panel with Figural Scenes, Saljuq, Iran, 12th century
carved and moulded stucco, 151.5 cm x 343 cm x 9 cm
SW.160.2011

Exhibitions


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Imperial Threads Exhibition 2017.3.15

Imperial Threads: Motifs and artisans from Turkey, Iran and India

14 Mar 2017 - 28 Jan 2018
Powder and Damask Temporary Exhibition 2017.8

Powder and Damask: Islamic Arms and Armour from the collection of Fadel Al-Mansoori

27 Aug 2017 - 12 May 2018
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