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Press release, Green Vault (English)


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Press release, Green Vault (English)

  1. 1. PRESS RELEASE “The Dream of a King – Dresden’s Green Vault” exhibition opens at Museum of Islamic Art starting November 1st, 2011Doha, 1 November, 2011 – The Museum of Islamic Art opens the world renowned “The Dream ofa King – Dresden’s Green Vault” exhibition from2 November, 2011 -26 January, 2012 in thetemporary gallery on the ground floor. The temporary exhibition from Dresden, Germany isvisiting Doha as an outcome of the memorandum of understanding signed between QatarMuseums Authority and Dresden State Art Collections last year.Famous for being one the richest exhibitions in Europe, “The Dream of a King – Dresden’sGreen Vault” –also known as Grünes Gewölbe, the exhibition has attracted millions of visitorswho got the opportunity to admire the precious treasures on display. It showcases around3000 masterpieces including: jewellery, objects made of amber and ivory, gemstone vessels andbronze statuettes. The exhibition features a selection of outstanding examples of Saxon treasury art dating fromthe 16th to the 18th century. These are surrounded by needle-sharp reproductions of the wallsof the Historic Grünes Gewölbe, giving visitors an authentic impression of the originalarrangement of the works of art. Aisha Al Khater, Director of the Museum of Islamic Art said: “the Museum of Islamic Art ispleased to host The Dream of a King – Dresden’s Green Vault exhibition in the temporarygallery at the Museum of Islamic Art, as it’s one of the oldest museums in Europe. Thisexhibition will offer our visitors the opportunity to travel through the beauty of the displayedcollection.”Several education activities will take place alongside the exhibition and also a cataloguecontaining all objects on display will be on sale at the gift shop. The exhibition opens dailyexcept Tuesday and will have an admission charge of 25 QR for adults and free for students andchildren under 16. The exhibition opening hours:
  2. 2. Sunday 10:30 am – 5:30 pmMonday 10:30 am – 5:30 pmTuesday ClosedWednesday 10:30 am – 5:30 pmThursday 12:00 am – 20:00pmFriday 14:00 pm – 20:00 pmSaturday 12:00 am – 20pm-ends-For further information, please contact Omar Chaikhouni, Public Relations Manager at QatarMuseums Authority +97444224608.About Qatar Museums AuthorityEstablished in 2005 by His Highness the Emir, Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani to combine theresources of all museums in the State of Qatar, Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) is agovernmental organization whose remit is to develop museums and cultural institutions andprovide an effective system for collecting, protecting, preserving and interpreting historic sites,monuments and artifacts. Under the leadership of its Chairperson H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa,QMA is transforming the State of Qatar into a cultural hub of the Middle East. The Museum ofIslamic Art, inaugurated in 2008, is the Authority’s flagship project. The organization wonfurther global acclaim with the December 2010 opening of Mathaf: Arab Museum of ModernArt. QMA’s goal of becoming a “global leader in the world of museums, art and heritage” will beadvanced in the coming years with ambitious, world-class projects, including the Jean Nouvel-designed National Museum of Qatar. For further information, please visit social with Qatar Museums Authority and Museum of Islamic Art: