Founded in 2008, the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) was one of the first projects initiated by Qatar Museums. Designed by the renowned Chinese American architect I. M. Pei, MIA is a globally acclaimed museum that stands majestically on Doha’s Corniche, with panoramic views of the city’s waterfront. The museum showcases Qatar’s world-class collections of Islamic art from the 7th to the 20th centuries.
In late 2021, the museum undertook a ten-month facilities enhancement project that included a reimagination and reinstallation of its permanent collection galleries. It reopened to the public on 5 October 2022.