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Museum of Islamic Arts to open exhibition in tribute to Sheikh Saoud Al Thani
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Museum of Islamic Arts to open exhibition in tribute to Sheikh Saoud Al Thani

The Museum of Islamic Arts will open on Sunday an exhibition entitled 'A Falcons Eye: Tribute To Sheikh Saoud Al Thani'.
Sheikh Saoud was head of the national council of culture, arts, and heritage in Qatar from 1997 to 2005. He is considered one of Qatar's greatest collectors, largely responsible for laying the foundation for Qatar Museums world class collections. The exhibition will showcase more than 300 outstanding art works from prehistoric fossils and Egyptian antiquities to Orientalist paintings and masterpieces of the history of photography in a spectacular display following the concept of ancient (Renaissance) "cabinet of curiosities" reflecting Sheikh Saouds fascination with both natural history and the art world.
Chairperson of Qatar Museums HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al-Thani said that Sheikh Saoud's love for arts was limitless, adding that he was also committed to developing cultural and educational resources in the State of Qatar to serve society. HE Sheikha Al Mayassa said that Sheikh Saoud succeeded in his mission, expressing her delight with the exhibition celebrating Sheikh Saoud.
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