Qatar Museums Authority
The Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) is the peak body of museums in Qatar
Qatar , also known as the State of Qatar or locally Dawlat Qaṭar, is a sovereign Arab state, located in the Middle East, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeasterly coast of the much larger Arabian Peninsula. Its sole land border is with Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its...

. The QMA was founded in late 2005, its CEO is Abdullah Al-Najjar. and since 2008 its director is Roger Mandle
Roger Mandle
Roger Mandle is an art historian, curator and academic administrator, best known as the former president of The Rhode Island School of Design, one of the country's most selective art colleges.-Early Life and Education:...

. The QMA was the bid leader for Qatar's successful candidature to join the UNESCO
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations...

 heritage panel in 2011. The chair of the board of trustees is Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani
Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani
Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani is the 14th child of Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the current Emir of Qatar, and the eldest daughter of the Emir with his second wife, Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al-Missned....

 and other board members include Dominique de Villepin
Dominique de Villepin
Dominique Marie François René Galouzeau de Villepin is a French politician who served as the Prime Minister of France from 31 May 2005 to 17 May 2007....

., the French former premier.

It is responsible for construction, ongoing management and coordination of museums in the country, including:
  • The Museum of Islamic art
  • Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art
  • The Qatar National Museum
    Qatar National Museum
    The Qatar National Museum opened in 1975 in a restored palace originally built in the early 20th century by Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al-Thani. It served as his family residence and the seat of government for approximately 25 years. In addition to the original Amiri Palace, the former Qatar...

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  • The Orientalist museum (not yet open)

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