The Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum (FBQ Museum) announced that it was calling for submissions from artists in Qatar for an exhibition that will be premiered after the crisis stemming from the Coronavirus. The museum announced an open call for all artists in the country to take part in an exhibition titled “Artists in the Time of COVID-19 Crisis.”
The Director of the Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Museum, Kees Wieringa, said that “since the time the museum temporarily closed its doors in mid-March as part of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it has taken the opportunity to work on the amazing collection and design a new museum experience.
He specifically stated that “we are preparing the new FBQ Car Museum and we are also working on digitizing the collection of artifacts which will be accessible through our new software that will be available for you online to view our unique collection and use it for research.”
The museum, established in 1998 as a non-profit museum foundation of public interest, is home to a growing collection of more than 50,000 objects collected covering four major themes: Islamic Art, Qatari Heritage, Motor Vehicles, and Coins & Currency covering over four continents and spanning several different time periods.