Building Our Collection - Safavid and Mughal Albums
An Insight into Museum Art Collecting
16 September 2014 - 21 February 2015
The exhibition explores why MIA collects Islamic art, and how the museum’s collecting and exhibition practices shape our understanding of Islamic art through artistic and cultural connections between different regions of the Islamic world. Engaging with objects through exhibitions and programmes offers a chance to learn about their stories: from their creation and historic context, to their travels and biography, and their safeguarding in MIA’s collection. The majority of featured objects have never before been on display.
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The Tiger's Dream: Tipu Sultan
29 September - 24 January 2015
This exhibition delves into the life and times of Tipu Sultan, the South Indian ruler, statesman, and patron.
Drawn entirely from the MIA collection, and featuring many objects which have never been displayed in Qatar, the centerpiece is a group of 24 paintings showing Tipu’s victory at the Battle of Pollilur in 1780.
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Saturday Workshops - Ruq'ah
1, 8, 15, 22 November, 9am – 11am
Ruq'ah script is the last calligraphy invented at the Ottoman court, reaching its height in the 19th century. The simple, clear style of Ruq'ah script makes it ideal for students starting Arabic calligraphy.
My Iznik Plate
1, 8, 15 November, 12 noon - 1:30pm
You are invited to discover the vegetal world of the Islamic golden age, and explore one of the main areas of art in Islamic Art: Islimi or Arabesque. Let’s know more about the beautiful 16th Century Iznik ceramic created during the Ottoman Empire in Turkey. And let’s design and make our own paper plates, using wet-on-wet watercolor technique.
1 November, 12pm-8pm
With a vibrant mix of around 150 stalls MIA Park Bazaar is a modern version of the old souq tradition. It’s held on the first Saturday of every month from November to April.
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Art Walk In Workshops - March of the Puppets
Every Saturday, 3pm-5 pm
Do you like horses? Do you like elephants? Do you like coloring in really big moustaches? Then come to MIA and meet Tipu Sultan, the Tiger of Mysore and his army. We’ll make moving puppets in connection with MIA’s wonderful temporary exhibition The Tiger’s Dream: Tipu Sultan, 1750-1799.
No Booking Required, meet in MIA Atrium