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In April 2020, IDAM will host Goût de France, a gastronomy event and exhibition. IDAM’s chef will recreate ancient recipes inspired by famous French chefs and the masterpieces of the Museum of Islamic arts’ collection. A series of French gastronomy books will also be displayed at the library. Doha, Museum of Islamic arts. Concert of French chamber music by Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra: “April in Paris” and “Nuit française, beau soir” by Ravel & Debussy. A “Women empowerment: the case of Qatar” panel discussion in partnership with HBKU and Sciences Po Paris will also be held in Paris. In fall, the National Museum of Qatar’s temporary exhibition gallery will host an exhibition curated by the renowned French art historian Catherine Grenier on the subject of Paris as a whirlwind of innovation in modern art, and Qatar Museums’ Gallery Al Riwaq will showcase works by the acclaimed contemporary French artist Philippe Parreno. The French National Jazz Orchestra will perform at the Katara European Jazz Festival with 15 musicians on stage, adding to that Parisian taste. June 2020, At the Institut du monde arabe, Paris a selection of films co-produced by Doha Film Institute and France at Institut du monde arabe will be showcased. September 2020, “French illuminations”, exhibition in partnership between QNL and BNF-French National Library will take place at the Qatar National Library, Qatar. October 2020: “Cities and climate change”: conference during Qatar Sustainability Week, in partnership with Qatar Green Buildings Council. A tribute to the photography: “A discovery put to the service of all: Louis Lumière”, an exhibition on photography and orientalism will be held. Other things on the agenda include French Modern art exhibition curated by renowned art historian Catherine Grenier as well as french cinema: Tribute to Agnès Varda as part of Doha Film Institute to be showcased at the Museum of Islamic Art during this time

too. Furthermore, an exhibition of acclaimed contemporary French artist Philippe Parreno will be held till January at Al Riwaq Gallery. November 2020: A concert at the French National Jazz Orchestra at the opening of Katara European Jazz Festival (15 musicians on stage). The Ajyal festival will feature a selection of French short films co-curated by Clermont-Ferrand festival and Doha Film Institute. December 2020: Final concert of the year of culture, Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra and French conductor Christophe Rousset at QNCC will close the entire series of events celebrating this friendship. In the spirit of the Qatar National Vision 2030, these Years of Culture have proved to be invaluable as a means of promoting mutual understanding across borders, while providing opportunities for the people of both nations to encounter and appreciate one another’s creativity. ✤

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