Following the Museum of Islamic Art’s reopening, the Gift Shop is complementing the visitors’ experience with a collection inspired by the exhibition
Doha, 8 November 2022 -- IN-Q Enterprises (IN-Q), the commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of Qatar Museums (QM), announced the launch of a new collection inspired by the exhibition Baghdad: Eye’s Delight at the recently reopened Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Gift Shop.
Held from 26 October 2022 until 25 February 2023, MIA is hosting an exhibition entitled “Baghdad: Eye’s Delight” to showcase Baghdad’s outstanding heritage as the capital of the great Abbasid caliphs and the 20th century, when the city once again experienced prosperity with the discovery of oil.
The exhibit takes MIA visitors on an imaginary tour across centuries, highlighting Baghdad’s role as a city of power, scholarship, and riches. The display features objects from 22 world-renowned institutions such as the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Benaki Museum, the Vatican and the Barjeel Foundation. It also invites visitors to explore the city’s social fabric, cosmopolitan population, and many traditions which have enabled it to thrive time and time again despite war and destruction.
IN-Q gifts, inspired by the exhibition will feature an exclusive range of homeware, books, stationery and fashion items that are now available at the museum’s Gift Shop.
Commenting on the announcement of the new range, Mr. Phil Lawrie, General Manager (IN-Q), said: “With the re-opening of the MIA Gift Shop and the announcement of our new lineup of exhibits, we are working closely with our designers to produce unique high-quality gift collections to enhance the visitors’ experience and create lasting memories. Visiting the Gift Shop after this significant exhibition allows visitors to buy a memento of the radiant history of the ancient and historically significant city of Baghdad for themselves or as an exclusive gift.”
On her part, Ms. Tigest Seifu, Retail & Merchandising Director (IN-Q), said: “We are delighted to offer a new range of products inspired by the Baghdad: Eye’s Delight exhibition in our MIA Gift Shop. The specially curated gift collection is designed to capture the themes and artistic highlights of the artefacts displayed in the exhibition and make excellent gifts. The collection reflects the depth and breadth of Baghdad’s contributions in different areas throughout history.”
MIA, the iconic museum designed by renowned architect I.M. Pei, houses one of the most comprehensive collections of Islamic art in the world, with masterpieces from every corner of the Islamic world. Its Gift Shop, located on the museum’s ground floor, reflects this diversity and journey across geography and time, offering a new range of bespoke and exclusive curated gifts to complement the reimagined gallery spaces and complete the cultural experience of visitors.
From high-quality replicas, handmade glassware, art books and jewellery to stationery and accessories – each object is an ambassador of the museum, telling fascinating stories made to illuminate the past and inspire the future. High-quality replicas, handmade artisan homeware, books, jewelry, stationery, and novelty accessories on display are inspired by museum objects such as manuscripts, metalworks,
textiles, Iznik pottery, and masterpieces spanning artworks from three continents and 1,400 years of art.
A “must-go-to” place after the MIA tour, the Gift Shop enriches the museum-going experience. The shop items are also available at the IN-Q online store at www.inq-online.com