New footprints in the sand

Qatar Olympic and Sport Museum
Qatar Olympic and Sport Museum

When telling anyone I work in Qatar, the reaction I often get is “Oh, the country who won the world cup in the Desert?” Well, yes, but there is a lot more to us than that.

3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sport Museum collects, preserves and will present the story of Qatar’s sport history. Among a population of 2.6 million, around only 12% are of Qatari Nationality. Our office in the capital Doha has a unique make up of nationalities from around the world including Germany, India, Egypt, and Qatari! What unites us all is the drive to tell the story of Qatar’s unique and fascinating sporting history, little told elsewhere.

Under the umbrella body of Qatar Museums, we are busy preparing our remarkable collection for display. Our brand new building is being constructed as part of the refurbishment of the Khalifa Stadium, one of the first completed to host matches for the FIFA World Cup in 2022.

In our globalized world of interconnectivity, the 7000 km that separate us from Bradford, where I attended the 2017 Sporting Heritage Conference, do not feel far. Through ever-evolving mediums such as Social Media and Skype, we are only a click of the button away. I hope engaging with Sporting Heritage and its members will be beneficial for us in the future. Follow us on Social Media, visit our website and look out for future job opportunities at this exciting new project for the world of Sporting Heritage.

Author: Elena Newman, Senior Documentation Coordinator

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