Qatar

Warning over Qatar’s human rights record

UK museums’ close ties questioned after poet imprisoned for 15 years

Royaltyarchive

Revealed: Royal family of Qatar is buyer of world’s most expensive Hirst

The ruling Al-Thanis bought the artist’s Lullaby Spring at Sotheby’s last year for £9.7m and are also believed to have purchased the Rockefeller Rothko for $72.8m

Art marketarchive

Qatar sweeps the board at London Islamic sales

Spokesperson for The Museum of Islamic Art revealed the results of the sale

Collectorsarchive

World’s biggest art collector is buying again

Sheikh Saud Al-Thani of Qatar has now been pardoned

Major collectors and new museums in the Middle East

Focus on Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Oman

How François Pinault beat Sheikh Saud to a Jeff Koons flower sculpture

The Emir of Qatar, the Sheikh’s cousin, was also keen on acquiring the work

Collectorsarchive

World’s biggest art collector under arrest in Qatar

Sheikh Saud Al-Thani is being investigated for alleged misuse of public funds

Collectorsarchive

Collector interview: Sheikh Saud Al Thani of Qatar

The Art Newspaper visits the biggest art collector in the world and talks about the five museums he is building in Doha