National Museum of Qatar appoints director
Sheikha Amna bint Abdulaziz bin Jassim Al-Thani will head the Jean Nouvel-designed museum, due to be completed in 2014
By Julia Halperin. Web only
Published online: 27 November 2013
The Qatar Museums Authority has appointed Sheikha Amna bint Abdulaziz bin Jassim Al-Thani as the director of the National Museum of Qatar. Al-Thani has served as acting director of the museum since last December and was previously a member of its steering committee, Doha News reports.
In her new role, Sheikha Amna will provide “curatorial and managerial leadership” to the institution, which is devoted to the culture and heritage of Qatar. Before joining the museum, Sheikha Amna worked in the investment banking division of International Qatar, according to the Gulf Times. She studied business administration and English at Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania and earned her masters degree in sociology from the London School of Economics. She also serves on the Middle East board of the World Class Learning Group, a network of international private schools.
The National Museum of Qatar’s desert rose-shaped building designed by Jean Nouvel is scheduled for completion by December 2014. The QMA has not yet confirmed a public opening date for the institution.
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