Qatar Museums Authority chief steps down

The former Christie’s chairman Edward Dolman plans to return to London and New York

Published online: 07 April 2014

Qatar fire station to be transformed into art centre

Space will house residencies, studios and a gallery for international and Gulf artists

Published online: 06 March 2014

French footballer asked for headbutting statue to be removed

A bronze sculpture by Adel Abdessemed was taken down from display in Qatar late last month after Zinedine Zidane complained, a curator says

Published online: 28 November 2013

National Museum of Qatar appoints director

Sheikha Amna bint Abdulaziz bin Jassim Al-Thani will head the Jean Nouvel-designed museum, due to be completed in 2014

Published online: 27 November 2013

No mercy for Qatari poet

Mohammed Al-Ajami has spent two years in solitary confinement for reciting a poem in support of the Arab uprisings on Youtube

Published online: 07 November 2013

Strict guidelines imposed on Qatari exhibition prize

Award launched by museums authority and Prada Foundation restrict projects applications from involving sex, drugs, alcohol or politics

Published online: 07 November 2013

Qatar’s Sheikha Al-Mayassa clinches top spot of Art Review Power 100 list

The head of the state museum authority, estimated to spend around $1bn a year on art, is ranked number one because of her agency’s “vast purchasing power”

Published online: 24 October 2013

Hirst denies Qatar fig leaf is a cover-up

Nude saint sports accessory for Doha show

Published online: 18 October 2013

Qatar museums shake-up

As its Damien Hirst retrospective opens this week in Doha, organisation behind show rejects criticism

Published online: 10 October 2013

New Emir for Qatar

A peaceful handover of power in the energy-rich Gulf state—the world’s biggest buyer of art—leads insiders to expect little impact on cultural policy

Published online: 25 June 2013

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