The Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar - Google Cultural Institute
The Museum of Islamic Art is dedicated to reflecting the full vitality, complexity, and diversity of the arts of the Islamic world. It is a world-class collecting institution, which preserves, studies, and exhibits masterpieces spanning three continents—including countries across the Middle East, and reaching as far as Spain and India—from the seventh through the 19th centuries. As a centre for information, research, and creativity, the museum engages global audiences and serves as a platform for dialogue and cultural exchange.
Designed by world-renowned architect I.M. Pei, the Museum of Islamic Art is an architectural masterpiece rising from the sea off Doha’s Corniche.
Completed in 2008, the stone-clad museum is composed of a five-story main building and a two-story education wing connected by a central courtyard. Inspired by the geometric patterns and aesthetic details found in the art and architecture of the Muslim world, it is an iconic structure that bridges the ancient and modern world.
One of the last major works completed by I.M. Pei, the Museum of Islamic Art highlights a brilliant career. Considered one of the masters of modern architecture, I.M. Pei has designed significant and enduring buildings throughout the world.