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「【博物館巡り】ドーハ、イスラム美術館」- The Museum of Islamic Art in Doha - ホープイングリッシュ


The mission of the museum here is to show the achievements of Islamic civilization, Islamic culture through great works of art. The building is a fitting place in which to show a collection here, which is all of extraordinary good quality. It started off with the royal family acquiring some pieces, then came very soon the vision of forming a national museum with this intention of showing the achievements of Islamic culture. And then the collecting has been devoted to that end since that moment. And yes, the museum is still acquiring pieces. We've acquired some very, very important pieces over the last year since we opened.

I find these pieces very interesting, because they illustrate the global reach of Islamic culture and influence. These are a pair of Alberelli. You probably think of "Alberelli" as being a very typically Italian form, but in fact, both the shape and the function are much earlier Islamic invention, used as they are later in Europe as containers for medical products. These would have formed part of a very large set of such vessels, which were made in Damascus and then exported with the medical contents inside. And of course, in medicine, it was the Islamic world that led the world in scientific medicine right up until the 17th century, when discoveries in Europe finally overtook the Islamic medieval practice.

This is a bottle made of a dark blue glass with enamelled decoration on the top and with some gild...gold decoration, faded decoration as well. One of the earliest provinces that the Islamic Empire took, when it first expanded out of Arabia, was Syria. And Syria was the center of Roman glass-making.

This, perhaps, represents one of the kind of very high points of Islamic glass-making
with the painted enamels in the different colors and the painted gold. The essential technology, the interesting thing is you can run a continual line of development from glass way back in the classical world, long before the Islamic period, into the Islamic period, tremendous development then, and then further going on from that; in this case, particularly into Europe, into Italy and then later into Europe.

This whole project is driven by the Emir and Sheikha Al Mayassa, who had, I think, the original vision for this and started the original collection, and then the choice of the architect and the setting up of the Qatar Museum Authority and so far has all come from the very top. And it's thanks to their vision and support for this that the Qatar is able to present a piece of world-class architecture containing a world-class collection.

To have a chance to serve in an institution like this, a brand-new museum, a brand-new building of this importance and this splendor with the collection of this quality, is something that... Very few people have the opportunity in a life time. I'm immensely privileged to be able to help in this project.

  • 「始まる、開始する」- Start Off

    It started off with the royal family acquiring some pieces, then came very soon the vision of forming a national museum with this intention of showing the achievements of Islamic culture.

  • 「その目的のために」- To That End

    And then the collecting has been devoted to that end since that moment.





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