ACCIONA Cultura is responsible for delivering the technical development and museographic implementation for the Lusail Museum: Tales of a Connected World exhibition for Qatar Museums (QM).
Located in the heart of Doha at the Qatar Museums Gallery – Al Riwaq, the Lusail Exhibition explores cultural interactions between the greater MENA (the Middle East North Africa) region and its peripheries, Europe, Central and East Africa, and Central, South and East Asia. The exposition will excite visitors about the forthcoming Lusail Museum, currently under development, showcasing a world-class collection of Orientalist art, archaeological artefacts and media from antiquity to the 21st century.
The 237 artefacts displayed represent a large collection of paintings on canvas, jewellery, tapestries, costumes, film props, books, manuscripts, photographs, decorated ceramics, glass, and metal. The artefacts are combined with almost 60 audiovisual and interactive resources that support the narrative and allow visitors to approach and interact with the objects.
The works carried out by ACCIONA Cultura cover the six different spaces of the Lusail exhibition: Uncovering Orientalism; Cleopatra; Desert; the Delacroix’s Gaze; Al-Hamidiyya Souq; and Journeys. Through each gallery, the exhibition explores the role of art, exchange and ideas in the transformation of cultural representations from the pre-Islamic period to the present day, showcasing some of the big ideas, building anticipation and helping to shape thinking for the new museum.
ACCIONA Cultura’s work includes the technical development, project management, fit-out, graphics, media productions, showcases, lighting, prototyping and testing, exhibition fabrication, object mounting, maintenance and assembly and dismantling of the exhibition, which occupies a total area of 2,800 m2.
ACCIONA Cultura has a strong presence in the Museums, Exhibitions and Events sector in the Middle East. In Qatar, the company has recently delivered the Experience Al Jazeera exhibition for Qatar Museums, which celebrates Al Jazeera’s 25th anniversary. ACCIONA Cultura has also undertaken the museography works, fit-out and MEP for the 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum, the world’s largest museum dedicated to Olympics and sport.
ACCIONA Cultura has also been responsible for 150 media productions for the National Museum of Qatar; the museum development and implementation of Msheireb Museums, and the production of various temporary exhibitions for Doha’s Museum of Islamic Art and the Orientalist Museum.
Elsewhere in the Middle East, ACCIONA Cultura has worked for the National Museum of Oman, the Dubai Expo 2020 (designing and producing the Sustainability Pavilion, UAE Pavilion, Spain Pavilion, Youth Pavilion, Expo Live Pavilion, 46 Thematic Pavilions and Micro-museums) the Al Shindagha Museum in Dubai, and the Qasr Al Watan Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi.
ACCIONA Cultura is also active in events management, having staged the inauguration ceremony for the Laffan 2 refinery in Qatar and the international presentation of the Katara Plaza project, a commercial, cultural and leisure complex in Doha’s cultural village.