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Forget the World Cup: Qatar kicks off a major museum-building programme

With a slew of institutions set to open by 2030, the country is putting itself on the global cultural map—but on its own terms

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Artists protest against human rights abuses in Qatar as Fifa World Cup opens

Andrei Molodkin and Jens Galschiøt have created works highlighting the deaths of workers who helped build tournament stadiums in the gulf state

Is Qatar's Fifa World Cup a lesson in artwashing?

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A giant inflatable Koons, a desert mirror illusion and a giant football goal: seven of the best new sculptures in Qatar

On display from the airport to the desert, the public art commissions have been installed in time for the World Cup this month

Stolen Afghan manuscripts have been coming up for sale at major auction houses, according to research group

The Himaya project based in Qatar has been working with Interpol to identify artefacts trafficked to London, Paris and Amsterdam

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Two Qatar exhibitions put Doha's vast forthcoming Art Mill Museum in the spotlight

The show will include contemporary art commissions by artists such as French-born Yasmina Benabderrahmane and Istanbul-based Ali Kazma

Revamped Museum of Islamic Art in Doha to reopen with more than 1,000 new objects

After 18-month closure, Qatar gallery to relaunch on 5 October in time for Fifa World Cup

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Koons, Kusama, KAWS: Qatar installs 40 more sculptures in time for the Fifa World Cup

Public works by some of the art world’s biggest names will pop up across Doha

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Qatar ramps up cultural programme ahead of Fifa World Cup with three new museums

Rem Koolhaas and Herzog & de Meuron selected to design new institutions

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Mass public art programme kicks off in Doha before Fifa World Cup

Works by Tom Claassen, Bruce Nauman and Isa Genzken are among the first of the initiative’s 40 sculptures to be installed

Qatari sheikh's treasures go on show at 'mini-Versailles' in Paris for the next 20 years

Collection of Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al Thani finds a long-term home at the Hôtel de la Marine, the former repository of French royal furniture, art and jewels

Design Miami is expanding to Qatar

The design fair has launched a new partnership in Doha

Vandals apprehended after covering Richard Serra’s vast desert sculpture in Qatar with graffiti

Government organisation Qatar Museums has launched campaign to encourage locals to respect public works

Strict rules and new tech: Qatar's young artists respond to life during coronavirus

New exhibition Outbreak—organised by Doha Film Institute—has been able to go ahead in real life because the country's Covid-19 cases are low

Artists criticise Palais de Tokyo partnership with Qatari museum over LGBTQ rights

Mathaf's guest show at Paris contemporary art centre marks Qatar-France 2020 Year of Culture

A US-China-Arab partnership: Lacma, Yuz Museum and Qatar Museums team up on exhibition projects

The Los Angeles and Shanghai institutions say their joint foundation is still in progress

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Mystery of London dealer’s inflated invoices for world’s biggest collector, the head of Qatar's National Council for Culture, Arts and Heritage

The Art Newspaper has obtained invoices sent by Oliver Hoare to Sheikh Saud Al-Thani of Qatar, who remains under arrest in Doha as authorities investigate alleged misuse of public funds

Review: Jean Nouvel's National Museum of Qatar opens with surprises at every turn

Every aspect of modern museography is used to create immersive displays and engaging learning experiences

Expect the unexpected at the new National Museum of Qatar

Jean Nouvel-designed museum opens in Doha with multi-sensory history galleries and contemporary art and film commissions

The women taking charge in the Gulf's rising art scene

With many of the region’s museums, fairs and festivals under female leadership, we talk to three key decision-makers

Two new shows highlight the politics of being apolitical in the powderkeg Middle East

Exhibitions on the history of Syria and on Arab revolutions in the Arab world tread a fine line

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Qatar dynasty’s collection of jewels and antiquities will be shown in the heart of Paris

The Al Thani collection to be displayed at revamped Hôtel de la Marine over 20 years, in a deal that will help fund the building’s restoration

Qatar dynasty's collection of jewels and antiquities could be shown in the heart of Paris

Al-Thani collection in discussions to show holdings at revamped Hôtel de la Marine

Syria’s war-ravaged heritage to be the focus of new Qatar show

Museum of Islamic Art exhibition looks at historic sites destroyed by years of civil war

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Ai Weiwei: 'I'm impressed Qatar wants my show about refugees'

The dissident Chinese artist on why he's tackling the global refugee crisis in his first exhibition in the Gulf

Indian jewels owned by Qatari sheikh stolen from Venice exhibition

Brooch and earrings removed during the day from a reinforced display case

Largest survey of Qatari contemporary art to open in Berlin despite ongoing blockade

Exhibition is final event in Year of Culture partnership between Qatar and Germany

Show by late curator Martin Roth goes ahead in Qatar despite Gulf blockade

German design survey has opened alongside Deutsche Bank collection exhibition in beleaguered state