About the Museum
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.