Museum of Islamic Art
The Museum of Islamic Art represents Islamic art from three continents over 1,400 years. Being a flagship of Qatar Museums, MIA distinguishes itself f...In the top 5 attractions for Doha
The inside story
The Museum of Islamic Art represents Islamic art from three continents over 1,400 years. Being a flagship of Qatar Museums, MIA distinguishes itself for its inspiring beliefs, including believing that sharing knowledge about Islamic Art contributes to open minds and believing that the power of art is vital to bringing the story of our cultures to life.
The museum building has rapidly become an iconic feature of the Doha landscape. Standing alone on reclaimed land, the building draws much influence from ancient Islamic architecture. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect I.M. Pei, the Museum is comprised of the main building with an adjacent education wing connected by a large central courtyard. The geometric patterns of the Islamic world adorn the spaces. A variety of textures and materials from wood and stone has created a unique environment for the museum’s stunning collections.