Hajj: Journey to the Heart of Islam, 2013

Installation view

For more than 1350 years, pilgrims have travelled to the city of Mecca in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Hajj, and today about 3 million Muslims take part every year from all over the world.

 

This MIA -curated exhibition, in collaboration with the British Museum, takes visitors on a journey exploring and illuminating the Muslim pilgrimage of Hajj. It presents artworks from MIA and objects from Qatari collections, many of which have never before been displayed in public. 

 

The exhibition examines the history of this pilgrimage through the centuries, focusing on the rituals of Hajj as depicted through art, the routes taken and the experiences of pilgrims upon their return. The exhibition also includes a special section dedicated to the oral histories and objects of pilgrims from Qatar.

 

An outdoor photography display featuring unique visions of Hajj by five international photographers will run in conjunction with the exhibition.

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8 October 2013 - 5 January 2014 |Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar