Let the World Read: Guinness World Record

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In celebration of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Learning & Outreach team is attempting a Guinness World Record for the Most Languages in the Reading Relay.

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This reading project complements the FIFA experience by celebrating the languages which will be spoken in Qatar during the World Cup and the book selected for this challenge is much-loved title The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

The multilingual, record reading attempt will take approximately 2 hours with more than 150 people set to participate. Each language will be represented by three people: a reader, an expert and an understudy.

Live attendance will not be permitted but the challenge will be streamed via the MIA Facebook page.

More information:

  • If you are interested in being a reader or helping with this challenge, please contact librarymia@qm.org.qa
  • You can visit our Instagram to learn more about the challenge and the participants thus far.
  • Visit our resource guide to be able to purchase the book.