Wednesday, August 30, 2017

First private Qatari collector shares major collection at the Museum of Islamic Art


Fadel Al Mansoori, Collector during the media tour at his exhibition Powder and Damask which opened officially at the Museum of Islamic Art . Baher Amin
DOHA---The “Powder and Damask: Islamic Arms and Armour” from the Collection of Fadel Al Mansoori exhibition opened today at the Museum of Islamic Art. The exhibition, running from August 27, 2017 through May 12, 2018, presents edged weapons and firearms crafted primarily in Turkey, Iran and India from the 17th to the mid-19th century. The exhibition was curated by Dr Mounia Chekhab Abudaya and Julia Tugwell of MIA, with support from Al Mansoori. Fadel Al Mansoori, who became the first Qatari collector to exhibit his private collection at MIA, was on hand to walk guests through artefacts that represent some of the best examples of craftsmanship from the Ottoman, Safavid and Mughal empires. [More]