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UCL and Sheikh Faisal Museum inspire the public to explore museum objects through drawing

4 June 2014

Adventures in Drawing

UCL Qatar and the Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al-Thani Museum have joined forces to inspire the public to explore museum objects through drawing. Adventures in Drawing, which took place on Saturday 31 May, saw four international Doha-based artists offering drawing workshops in different locations within the unique environment of the Sheikh Faisal Museum.

Artists Camilla Fyfe, Abdelazeem Hamed, Thamer Al-Dossari and Joey Ellis delivered the workshops for both adults and children. Visitors to the museum were able to observe the art workshops taking place and get involved in activities that drew inspiration from Sheikh Faisal's impressive and varied collections.

Head of Visitor Services Dr Nabil Arafa said: "We are very happy to see the museum appreciated by visitors, not only as a museum location, but also a place for artistic activities for the whole family."

The event drew in the many visitors and tour groups that descend on the museum during the weekend. Participants in the workshops were able to create their own impressions of the unique objects that ranged from vintage cars and costumes to ornate furniture and weaponry.

"UCL Qatar is teaching the next generation of museum and gallery practitioners and places great significance on the importance of creative engagement between the public and arts focused institutions" said Antonia Rosati, Outreach Officer for UCL Qatar. "The Sheikh Faisal Museum was a wonderful venue for artists to explore and we hope to do similar activities with them in the future."