The State of Qatar is an independent sovereign country located along the western edge of the Arabian Gulf. It has maritime borders with Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, and Iran, while sharing a land border with Saudi Arabia. Qatar has a dry desert climate and is comprised of a peninsula that stretches approximately 200 kilometers in length and 100 kilometers in width. The total land area of the state is 11,850 square kilometers, including a number of islands and coral reefs. The modern history of Qatar began in the early 19th century when the ruling Al Thani family settled in the southern part of the country. The family played a crucial role in negotiations with British forces in the region and brokered the agreement that established Qatar’s official formation on December 18, 1878. Qatar Museums Authority's support for accessibility and uniqueness in Qatar reaches outside the traditional sense. We aspire to support talent, individuality and compassion to enrich creativity and cultural interaction with communities in and outside of Qatar. We are dedicated to sharing and transmitting local culture, heritage and history. We will contribute to spread and favour knowledge to people of all ages, cultures and beliefs.