National Museum of Qatar Library – A new library in heart of museum

AL BLOUSHI, Zaineeb and AL MARZOQI, Ahmed and PARKER-LEAVY, Susan (2018) National Museum of Qatar Library – A new library in heart of museum. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2018 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Transform Libraries, Transform Societies in Session 153 - Poster Session.

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National Museum of Qatar Library – A new library in heart of museum

THE ORIGINAL MUSEUM Qatar National Museum was opened on 23 June, 1975. Originally, its facilities included a 100 seat - Qatar’s auditorium and a library. The library’s collection of books was donated by local people and visiting VIPs. The museum enclosed the palace previously occupied by Qatar’s former emir, Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani. A lagoon was also created to provide a venue or showcasing traditional dhows and pearling equipment. In 1980, the Museum was awarded the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The royal palace which the museum was built around was refurbished in 2015 in preparation for the opening of the new museum. THE NEW MUSEUM -AN ICONIC BUILDING Skip forward for 2011 and Qatar Museum have begun to build the most icon museum to display their rich culture. To find out more visit http://www.qm.org.qa/en/project/national-museum-qatar A NEW LIBRARY IN THE HEART OF OUR MUSEUM The new library which will open in April 2019 will contain a library of over 30,000 books with four collections: Rare Books; Special Qatari Heritage Collection, Antique Gastronomy Collection and Object Handling plus the reading room.

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