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EVENTS FOR : Saturday 18 January 2020

Doha Film Institute Screenings at MIA Auditorium
MIA Exhibition Series
As part of the Museum of Islamic Art’s Special Exhibition ‘Set in Stone: Gems and Jewels from Royal Indian Courts”, the Doha Film Institute presents a contemporary film that connects to the exhibition’s main theme

Umrao Jaan
Dates and Times:
●    Friday, 17 January 2020, 7:00 PM
●    Saturday, 18 January 2020, 7:00 PM

Museum of Islamic Art Auditorium

"Umrao Jaan" unveils the injustices faced by women and advocates their emancipation. Set in late 19th-century India, the film tells the story of Umrao Jaan, a courtesan and poetess who was kidnapped as a child and sold into the country's prevalent culture of courtesanship. Umrao becomes popular amongst Lucknow's elite, including a nawab, a childhood friend and a dacoit with whom she attempts an escape from her brothel. 

For more information and reservations, kindly visit DFI’s website as below:

Walk-In Gallery Tour

Cancelled until further notice

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