SPAIN – The Museum of Islamic Art in Doha opens a new exhibition, designed and executed by Acciona Producciones y Diseño
The temporary exhibition “The Hunt. Princely Pursuits in Islamic Lands” shows the relationship between art and hunting in the Islamic world through innovative museum related resources such as large-format immersive projections and interactive display devices. More than 70,000 visitors are expected before it closes in January 2016.
The Museum of Islamic Art of Doha opened its new temporary exhibition “The Hunt. Princely Pursuits in Islamic Lands” to the public. Its design and museographic execution was awarded to Acciona Producciones y Diseño (APD).
The design and execution of the exhibition, which shows the relationship between art and hunting, is based on the fact that hunting culture has traditionally been an essential element in the lifestyle of rules in the Islamic world, and it uses innovative museum resources to demonstrate the link such as large-format immersive screens and interactive display devices.
The official opening ceremony took place last 15th September and was attended by leading Qatari authorities, among them Sheikh Hassan bin Mohammed bin Ali Al-Thani, Vice Chairperson of Qatar Museums. More than 70,000 visitors are expected before it closes in January 2016.
In total, The Hunt displays more than eighty works, including illustrated manuscripts, metal inlays, polychrome ceramics, hunting equipment and a large collection of rifles from the Islamic era.
APD, consistent with its commitment to social and environmental innovation, has created a project that can be easily accessed by people with physical or sensorial disabilities. It optimizes energy consumption through the use of LED lighting inside the display cases, meaning a 60% saving in electricity consumption and, therefore, lower CO2 emissions, and also guaranteeing an absence of ultraviolet and infra-red light that could affect the items on display.
APD consolidates its presence in Qatar through “The Hunt”, as it has previously staged other temporary exhibitions, two in the Museum of Islamic Art, one dedicated to the diplomat Ludwig von Kuefstein titled Heritage of Art Diplomacy: Memoirs of an Ambassador and another on the Pilgrimage to Mecca, Hajj. The Journey through Art, plus a third in the Al Riwarq Exhibition Hall.