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EVENTS FOR : Thursday 22 October 2020

Curator-led tour of A Falcon’s Eye: Tribute to Sheikh Saoud, Photography Special Tour

Adults – 16+ years old

22 October 2020, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The 4th Floor Galleries at the Museum of Islamic Art have been hosting the Photography and Camera section of the A Falcon's Eye: Tribute to Sheikh Saoud exhibition. Join exhibition curator Dr Giles Hudson for an informal tour of the galleries featuring great rarities and one of a kind objects.
Sheikh Saoud had a passion for all things photographic from the rarest 19th Century prints, through exotic cameras, to contemporary commissions. His photographs cross all genres, the earliest originating in 1826, a decade before photography was even revealed to the world. He acquired important individual pieces at public auction and large collections by private sale. One of his most significant purchases for Qatar Museums was the 136 masterpieces of the renowned Bokelberg collection, several of which appear in the exhibition, while many cameras came via the photographic inventor and collector Fred Spira (1924 – 2007).
This tour will be given in English. Booking is essential as the maximum number for this tour will be 10 people. Visitors are required to wear masks at all time during the tour and will have to show their Ehteraz on entry to the museum.
Make a booking stose@qm.org.qa