The Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) has announced a partnership with the Qatar National Committee for the World Petroleum Council (QNCWPC). As organiser of the 20th World Petroleum Congress, the QNCWPC will be named the official partner of the Oil and Gas Gallery at the future National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ). Under this agreement, the committee will support the museum’s education programmes and materials related to the oil and gas industry.
“We are delighted to be announcing our partnership with the QNCWPC,” said Dr Abdullah Al Sulaiti, NMoQ Deputy Director for Research and Collections. “Through its future Gallery Nine dedicated to the story of oil and gas in Qatar, the NMoQ aims to educate Qataris and residents about the history of Qatar and the way the oil discovery shaped the nation since 1940.”
“The reestablishment of the National Museum of Qatar in its new design will contribute effectively in preserving our national identity,” said Issa Al Ghanim, Chairman, QNCWPC. “The museum will allow visitors to learn more about our past, present and future and view our culture that reflects the authenticity of the Qatari people.” Al Ghanim added: “The discovery of oil is undoubtedly considered one of the most historic phases of the state of Qatar and which led to major changes in the country.” Qatar Today