TEDTALK – SHEIKHA AL MAYASSA ON GLOBLAZING THE LOCAL

On a mission to establish Qatar as the Middle East’s foremost destination for the arts and culture, today’s post is a TED talk delivered by Sheikha Al Mayassa – a patron of Qatari artists, storytellers and filmmakers. As chairperson of the Qatar Museums Authority (QMA), Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani uses the rich history of her country to drive education and cross-cultural interaction today.

The QMA’s flagship project is the Museum of Islamic Art, an institution built to serve as the world’s center for education and information on art in the Muslim world. According to H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa’s vision, the museum will not only preserve and document the vast diversity of Islamic art, but also provide a welcoming place for the international community to learn more about an often-oversimplified culture.

Enjoy!