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Palais de Tokyo

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

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Museums

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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Collectors

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

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National Museum of Qatar

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

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Openings

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

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Museums & Heritage

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

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Exhibitions

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

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

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Qatar

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

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Exhibitions

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

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Exhibitions

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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Exhibitions

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

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Art theft

Indian jewels owned by Qatari sheikh stolen from Venice exhibition

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

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Exhibitions

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

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Exhibitions

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

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Art for Tomorrow in Doha

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Exhibitions

V&A strengthens ties with Qatar by showing pearls exhibition from Doha, despite ethical concerns

Museum closes a cultural gulf

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British Museums

Warning over Qatar’s human rights record

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

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Victoria & Albert Museum

Mantuan Roundel for the V&A

Qatar agrees to loan

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Royalty

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

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Art market

Qatar sweeps the board at London Islamic sales

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

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Collectors

World’s biggest art collector is buying again

Sheikh Saud Al-Thani of Qatar has now been pardoned

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Middle East

Major collectors and new museums in the Middle East

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

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François Pinault

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

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Collectors

World’s biggest art collector under arrest in Qatar

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

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Collectors

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