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The Role of Women in Qatar's Art Sector | Qatar-America Institute
On November 26th, 2019, The Art Gorgeous, a digital periodical that focuses on art and fashion, published an article that highlighted the rise of Qatar as an attracting destination for fashion and art-related events. This was witnessed with Qatar Museum’s latest art exhibition, KAWS: HE EATS ALONE, held at Doha Fire Station, Garage Gallery. The exhibit and installation commenced on October 25th, 2019, and will terminate on January 25th, 2020. Most notably, the article emphasized the role and influence of 10 women in shaping Qatar’s nascent art and fashion industries. Some leading women in these fields include H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa Bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Sheikha Amna bint Abdulaziz bin Jassim Al Thani, and Marilena Koutsoukou. H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa Bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani is involved and engaged in multiple facets of Qatar’s informal and formal education and arts sectors: she is the chairperson of Qatar Museum, Doha Film Institute, and Qatar Leadership. Her current objectives are to improve and bolster the country’s human development, culture, and economic growth via the power of education, which in turn complements the goals in Qatar National Vision 2030. Sheikha Amna bint Abdulaziz bin Jassim Al Thani, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and of the London School of Economics, is the Director of the National Museum of Qatar. Here, she provides her curatorial and managerial expertise and leadership, and, in tandem, she monitors the overall educational programs, exhibitions, and conferences held at the museum. Previously, Sheikha Amna bint Abdulaziz worked for …