Monday, 02 August 2021 07:25 GMT

New QM Board of Trustees meets to secure its contribution to QNV 2030

(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Doha: H E Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bint Khalifa Al Thani chaired the first meeting of a new Board of Trustees for Qatar Museums. Minister of Culture and Sports H E Salah bin Ghanim Al Ali, and Group CEO of Qatar Airways and Secretary-General of Qatar National Tourism Council H E Akbar Al Baker also attended the meeting and the newly appointed Presidents of QM’s Museums.

The Board of Trustees will support Qatar Museums’ efforts to protect and manage Qatar’s cultural heritage, ensuring Qatar’s global position as an institution recognised for supporting the local creative economy and showcasing creative talent from the region and the world.

Sheikha Al Mayassa said: ''Our Trustees will be an integral part of Qatar Museums plans to expand our local programming offer. We are already a world-class institution, and the Board will support our efforts to expand cultural diplomacy, promote Qatar’s heritage, and support an expanded space for creativity and design that will provide a tangible impact on Qatar’s economic diversification.”

The Board of Trustees will align with the ambitions of Qatar National Vision 2030 by working to support the development of legislation that extends Qatar Museum’s role in the protection, management, and promotion of cultural heritage. The Board will be crucial to Qatar Museum’s efforts to support Qatar’s recovery from the global pandemic, ensuring better coordination with national entities to expand and promote Qatar’s cultural tourism offer to international visitors. An immediate focus for the Board will be overseeing Qatar Museum’s programming for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. 

Newly appointed trustee, H E Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary-General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, said, ''I am delighted to join Qatar Museums Board of Trustees ahead of the FIFA World Cup.

When Qatar bid to host the World Cup, part of our proposal was to showcase Qatar to the world and our cultural heritage and the institutions that represent it will play a key part in delivering this objective”.

Deputy Foreign Minister and Board of Trustee Member Lolwah Al Khater said: ''Our museums and their programmes showcase Qatar’s culture to the world. I look forward to supporting Qatar Museums in their efforts to continue to tell Qatar’s story both in Qatar and to the world”.

The Board of Trustees forms another support programme in Qatar Museum’s contribution to nation-building and delivering the Qatar National Vision 2030. Qatar Museums continues to transform Qatar’s cultural landscape contributing to social development and community dialogue in a multinational society.


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