H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa Says Heritage Can Be a Bridge to Art's Future

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 26 April 2023
H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa Says Heritage Can Be a Bridge to Art's Future
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H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the chairperson of the Qatar Museums board, will speak at Art for Tomorrow about how the past can bring the world together.

Sheikha Al Mayassa, who helped start Art for Tomorrow in 2015, is a speaker at this year's Art for Tomorrow conference in Florence and Solomeo. 

H.E. said she would address the importance of heritage across the world, and how the past can inform the future and define art for the present and future.

She spoke about her interest in cultural heritage and the future of art in the Middle East and around the world in an interview with The New York Times.

This cohesive approach is at the core of Qatar's vision for the future, most obviously in two huge museums slated to open in 2030; the Lusail Museum, and the Art Mill Museum, which is housed in a former flour mill, with its soaring silos.

"We're keeping the silos as part of our identity," Sheikha Al Mayassa said. "I think buildings create an identity of place. Qatar is not a very big country geographically, so we want to preserve as much as we can."