Designed by world-renowned French architect Jean Nouvel, the upcoming National Museum of Qatar is inspired by the desert rose and will combine historic objects and contemporary influences, opening up a dialogue around the impact of rapid change. This museum will give voice to Qatar's heritage whilst celebrating its future.
The National Museum of Qatar is built around Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani’s original palace, one of Qatar’s most recognizable landmarks and a building that served as a monument to a historic way of life in Qatar. This palace has a unique historical significance for the State of Qatar and has been recently fully restored. The palace will be a fitting central exhibit within the National Museum when it opens.