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Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art

Education City off Al-Luqta Street, Doha, Qatar
+974 4402 8855
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Ranked #10 of 28 attractions in Doha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: Mathaf ('museum' in Arabic) is a new institution dedicated to Arab culture and creativity opened in Doha December 2010. Located near Education City,... more » Owner description: Mathaf ('museum' in Arabic) is a new institution dedicated to Arab culture and creativity opened in Doha December 2010. Located near Education City, the museum is home to a permanent collection offering a unique and comprehensive overview of modern Arab art, and is poised to become a vital centre for dialogue and scholarship in the region. « less
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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

In terms of location, this is this by far the hardest museum u could possibly find on the map. So just make sure where it is before going. Soecially if ur using karwa. Parking is available. Meseum organazation and management is excellent. Meseum content is more like huge commisioned/or not exhibitions rather than collection. Highly recommend

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Opening times: Sunday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Saturday: 11 am - 6 pm, Friday: 3 pm - 9 pm; Monday closed. Admission: Free admission to the permanent collection exhibition; QR25 for temporary exhibitions. Free entry for students and children under 16 to all exhibitions. Free entrance for ICOM (International Council of Museums) and CIMAM (International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art) members. The... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Well I guess it seems to be a little over the top, a super impressive building, rooms full of Islam Art, Silverware, Tapestries etc. Food is available and entry is free. A good place for some respite from the heat.

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Al-Rayyan, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I had an internship at mathaf and this was my first thing to have with modern or contemporary art. The place is very unique and the experience you get will change with every new exhibition. The people working there are really keen to be the best and to provide the best experience to the visitors. Definitely worth visiting even if... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I am an artist and when ever i travel i have to visit museums and galleries. Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art hosts artist from different Arab countries which makes it more interesting. the place is bright and relaxing. The gift shop is a must visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Mathaf Museum is a museum of contemporary art, with a very interesting collection of modern artworks, inspiring, some quite odd and mostly quite sparse. Great cafe and a souvenir shop. The museum is quite away from the main tourist sites and hotels, but there is a cool free bus running between Museum of Islamic Art and Mathaf. Definitely worth a... More

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Wolverhampton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The cafe is simple and does sandwiches, pasta and hot drinks etc. It is useful if you happen to be at the museam but wouldn't make a trip out specially. My site office is next door so is useful for a lunchtime fix.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A small museum with some interesting exhibitions planned. A very well designed museum with plenty of small rooms, to allow visitors to take their time and enjoy the art, mixed with larger open spaces. The permanent collection includes various sculptures and paintings. Friendly staff and a small café serving drinks and some food. The museum is easy to find and... More

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Bern, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

a rather small museum with very nice exhibitions and a cafeteria with good vibes. they offer a free transfer from the museum of islamic arts (mia) which takes around 25 minutes. check the bus schedule on the foto or the website: http://www.mathaf.org.qa/en/ (the people on the gate of the mia gave me very wrong information about the schedule). the pink... More

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Harbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

You can either get a taxi or take the free bus from the Islamic Art Museum in Doha 'centre'. Either way it is a good half hour ride out via the construction site that is Doha and this museum is nestled in among much of that construction. We were lucky enough to see the Mona Hartoum and Etel Adnam exhibitions,... More

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