National Museum of Qatar announces third edition of Mal Lawal
December 04 2019 10:49 PM
The National Museum of Qatar
The National Museum of Qatar

The National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) has announced that it is inviting collectors to showcase their private collections at the Mal Lawal 3 exhibition.

Under the patronage of Qatar Museums (QM) chairperson HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, the "highly anticipated" exhibition is set to take place in the last quarter of 2020 at NMoQ, a press statement notes.

Mal Lawal, meaning “from the old days”, is an exhibition that showcases collections owned by private collectors from Qatar. Items presented in the exhibition can include manuscripts, weapons, Islamic collections, maps, coins, ethnographic and heritage items, jewellery, clothing, accessories and even cars.

Mal Lawal 3 is the "only event of its kind in the region and acts as a platform that brings together private collectors, helping support and further establish the practice of collecting in Qatar", the statement points out. The collections that will be showcased in 2020 will present the personal stories of the collectors and highlight their passion for art, culture and heritage.

Interested collectors have been asked to submit a portfolio by the end of January 2020, which will include a short description of the selected objects; object images and dimensions; and record of authenticity.

“Mal Lawal is an opportunity for private collectors to play a key role in developing Qatar’s cultural sector,” said Tania al-Majid, associate curator at NMoQ. “We encourage anyone who is passionate about collecting to submit their portfolio and share their passion with the wider community, providing inspiration to aspiring collectors through the stories of their pieces.”

“The National Museum of Qatar is dedicated to bringing together local communities and supporting artistic practices in Qatar. Projects such as Mal Lawal are a testament to the museum’s commitment to support collecting practices” continued al-Majid.

Interested collectors should contact the Mal Lawal team at 55714513 (from 7.30am to 2.30pm) or through email: [email protected]

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