Posted on December 04, 2019

The National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) is inviting collectors to showcase their private collections at the Mal Lawal 3 exhibition. Under the patronage of Qatar Museums’ (QM) Chairperson, Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa Bint Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, the highly anticipated exhibition is set to take place in the last quarter of 2020 at NMoQ.

Mal Lawal, meaning “from the old days”, is an exhibition that showcases collections owned by private collectors from Qatar. Items presented in the exhibition can include manuscripts, weapons, Islamic collections, maps, coins, ethnographic and heritage items, jewelry, clothing, accessories and even cars. Mal Lawal 3 is the only event of its kind in the region and acts as a platform that brings together private collectors, helping support and further establish the practice of collecting in Qatar. The collections that will be showcased in 2020 will present the personal stories of the collectors and highlight their passion for art, culture and heritage.

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Interested collectors are asked to submit a portfolio by the end of January 2020 which includes:

  • A short description of the selected objects.
  • Object images and dimensions.
  • Record of authenticity.

Mal Lawal is an opportunity for private collectors to play a key role in developing Qatar’s cultural sector,” said Tania Al Majid, Associate Curator at NMoQ. “We encourage anyone who is passionate about collecting to submit their portfolio and share their passion with the wider community, providing inspiration to aspiring collectors through the stories of their pieces.”  “The National Museum of Qatar is dedicated to bringing together local communities and supporting artistic practices in Qatar. Projects such as Mal Lawal are a testament to the Museum’s commitment to support collecting practices” continued Al Majid.

Interested collectors should contact the Mal Lawal team: Phone: +974 55714513 (7:30am to 2:30pm)/ Email: