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Walk-In Gallery Tour

Daily, 2pm

Join our Museum Guides for a tour of MIA’s outstanding collection of Islamic art objects, stretching over 1400 years and three continents. No booking required, just turn up!
Monday – Science Tour
Tuesday - Techniques Tour
Wednesday - Special Exhibition Tour (23 October 2019 - 18 January 2020)
Thursday – MIA Architecture Tour
Friday - Permanent Gallery Tour
Saturday – Permanent Gallery Tour
Sunday - Calligraphy Tour


Adults (18 years +)

Closing date 31 October 2019
Win an educational trip to India! MIA is delighted to launch this exciting experience for Qatari artists made possible by the generous support of Seashore Company and in celebration of the Qatar India Year of Culture. The six successful candidates will join MIA Staff on a 10 trip to India visiting Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. In the mornings you will visit key historical sites and in the afternoon experience traditional Indian crafts in workshops and demonstrations.
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Curator-led Tour; Set in Stone Exhibition

Adults (18 years +)

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
MIA's special exhibition for the Year of Culture Qatar India is an exploration of precious stones and their use in the Indian Royal Courts. Join MIA curators for a tour of this exciting exhibition showing many items from the MIA collection not seen before and learn about the stones, where they come from, why and how they were used and the influence this has had on Qatari jewellery. Thursday 24 October – with Dr Tara Desjardins
Meet in the MIA Atrium
These tours will be given in English.
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The Maharaja Myth; Portraiture & Photography in India

with Pramod Kumar, Director of EKA Archiving Services

30 October 2019, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The worldwide obsession with the Maharajas, of their fabulous wealth and their starring role in the ‘exotic-orient’ continues to this day with photography’s central role in perpetuating this myth being seldom acknowledged or understood. This illustrated talk shall look at the tropes of portraiture that the coming of photography elicited in Princely India. It will examine the various modes in which the ruling classes sought to be photographed and the subsequent creation of a larger than life image that the circulation of these images caused.
MIA is delighted to welcome Pramod Kumar KG, Co-Founder of Eka Archiving Services, an Indian museum consulting company which plans and creates archives, museums and cultural complexes. In addition, Pramod has lectured extensively across the world and is a published author with contributions in several books, journals and magazines, and was the founding director of the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing at Amber, Jaipur.
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