Co-produced by Qatar Foundation and the National Children’s Museum in honor of the 2021 Year of Culture between the United States and Qatar, the Alif Ba Exhibition is an interactive experience aimed at introducing young audiences to the Arabic alphabet and language through touch and sound.

The Qatar America Institute for Culture (QAIC) has the honor to further the legacy of these pieces through coordinating the travel of the exhibition across the nation. The Alif Ba Exhibition will be hosted by the Mahurin Honors College at Western Kentucky University and Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The exhibition will conclude its tour at QAIC headquarters in DuPont Circle, Washington, D.C.


What You Can Expect From The Exhibition


Touch and explore the 28 letters that make up the Huruf al-Abjadia (letters of the alphabet).


Listen to the sound of each harf (letter), and discover Arabic words that begin with those letters.


Practice writing or tracing the Huruf al-Abjadia (letters of the Alphabet).