Participate in an evening of debates with Qatar Museums’ professionals and their French counterparts.

Entrance is free

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

8pm – 10pm

FIRE STATION AUDITORIUM

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The Institut Français du Qatar, in collaboration with Qatar Museums, invites you to celebrate, for the first time in Qatar, THE NIGHT OF IDEAS, with:

Dr. Mounia CHEKHAB, Curator for North Africa and Iberia, Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar Museums

Ms. Mona AHMADDirector of Legal Affairs Department at Qatar Museums

Prof. Thomas LEISTEN, Director of International Heritage Sites Protection, Archaeology and Conservation Division, Qatar Museums

Mr. André DELPUECH, Senior Curator at the Musée du Quai Branly (Paris, France) and Chief Curator of the Department of the Americas collections (Archaeology and Ethnography)

Mr. Denis-Michel BOELL, Deputy Director of the Musée National de la Marine (National Museum of the Navy) and General Curator of Heritage, Paris

They will speak on the theme 
Collecting Art Responsibly:
Opportunities and Challenges for Private and Public Collections

Presented by M. Khalifa AL OBAIDLY, Director of Fire Station, Qatar Museums

 

3 main questions will be addressed:

Can the Illegal trade of antiquities be considered as a “victimless crime”?

Private collectors or national museums: must historical artifacts necessarily belong to a museum or can they find a better protection in the hand of a private collector?

From the heritage sites to the public sales, how can we raise awareness about illegal trade in antiquities?

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!