Learn About the Art of Illumination

Experience hosted by Maja

  1. 4 hours
  2. Hosted in English and Arabic

What you'll do

As part of Qatar Museums, our co-host Museum of Islamic Art offers unique illumination art workshop with specialized experts.

One of our expert guides will meet you at the museum reception and begin with a gallery tour of the Museum of Islamic Art. The Museum of Islamic Art, designed by world-renowned architect I.M. Pei is a landmark for the State of Qatar on the Doha skyline, rising directly from the waterline.

You will learn about the museum collection that represents the full scope and diversity of Islamic art collected from three continents. It includes manuscripts, metal, ceramics, jewelry, wood-work, textiles, glass and precious stones and showcases the evolution of the Arab culture from various geographic regions.

After the tour, we will continue with illumination art workshop. Your will have a possibility to learn details about the art of illumination and how it affects museum spaces.

Afterwards, we will continue with tour of the museum library, and then finalize the activities with specially created treasure hunt. Later, you can enjoy you time in MIA Cafe and visit MIA gift shop.
Other things to note
Dress code is modest casual attire, as for the museum visit it is advised that the knees and shoulders are covered.
As part of Qatar Museums, our co-host Museum of Islamic Art offers unique illumination art workshop with specialized experts.

One of our expert guides will meet you at the museum reception and begin with a gallery tour of the Museum of Islamic Art. The Museum of Islamic Art, designed by world-renowned architect I.M. Pei is a landmark for the State of Qatar on the Doha skyline, rising directly from the waterline.

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What's included

  • Tickets
    Museum entrance
  • Equipment
    Workshop material

Meet your Host, Maja

Host on Airbnb since 2020
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Currently, Head of Guest Relations at Qatar Museums (QM), for more than 6 years I was heading QM Cultural Tourism and working on many related projects. I represent QM which connects the museums, cultural institutions and heritage sites in Qatar. It provides a comprehensive organization for development of museums and cultural projects, with a long term ambition of creating a strong and sustainable cultural infrastructure.

Our co-hosts that will host this experience are professionals, museums guides with an extensive working experience, very knowledgeable that will share with you all the interesting facts and stories about the Museum of Islamic Art and its collection.
Currently, Head of Guest Relations at Qatar Museums (QM), for more than 6 years I was heading QM Cultural Tourism and working on many related projects. I represent QM which connects the museums, cultural institutions and heritage sites in Qatar. It provides a comprehensive organization for development of museums and cultural projects, with a long term ambition of creating a strong and sustainable cultural infrastructure.

Our co-hosts that will host this experience are professionals, m…
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Where you'll be

The workshop will be held in Education Wing of the Museum of Islamic Art, designed by world-renowned architect I.M. Pei. It is a landmark of Qatar and outstanding part of Doha skyline, rising directly from the waterline.
Its museum collection represents the full scope and diversity of Islamic art collected from three continents. It includes manuscripts, metal, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, and precious stones.

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.