The Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar (MIA) has dedicated an exhibition to Sheikh Saud Al Thani and his large collection of antiques, jewellery and modern art. The exhibition catalogue published by the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha devotes several pages to the works of François-Marie Banier who, for the occasion, lent the museum several of his photographs taken of the Sheikh during their various meetings. This exhibition can be seen until 10 April 2021.  

A FALCON’S EYE Tribute to Sheikh Saoud Al Thani

This group show takes place from the 2nd of August 2020 until the 10th of April 2021 at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) in Doha, Qatar.

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François-Marie Banier is very pleased to lend artworks to the exhibition in Qatar in homage to Sheikh Saoud. The exhibition opened in August for a period of eight months. "The Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) will pay tribute to HE Sheikh Saoud bin Mohamed bin Ali Al Thani who was so influential in the constitution of collections for Qatar Museums and the state of Qatar in general. Sheikh Saoud’s legacy as a collector is of crucial importance to Qatar Museums as he laid the foundations of the major collections within the institution. Parts of the collection are on display at MIA, but others remain in storage. This exhibition will significantly contribute to shedding light on objects that have never been displayed in Qatar before." [...]