QM launches ‘Artist in Residence’ and ‘555’ exhibition
Qatar Museums (QM), under the guidance of its chairperson HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, officially launched the new Fire Station building and Artists in Residence programme as well as the inaugural “555” exhibition.
The residency programme will also offer the 20 artists weekly mentoring programmes and access to QM museums, special exhibitions, lectures as well as to QM’s experienced museum curators.
The Doha Fire Station was built in 1982 as a Civil Defense building. It was occupied by the fire brigade until late 2012 when the building was handed over to Qatar Museums for preservation and conservation and to sensitively recycle elements of the original architecture.
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Source News: Gulf Times