National Museum of Qatar

Consultation on defining the mediation project and design of the multimedia installations for the National Museum of Qatar


The National Museum of Qatar is an iconic monument designed by Jean Nouvel and built using the most contemporary techniques. It focuses on the history of the young Persian Gulf nation, on its metamorphosis and on the challenges it hopes to overcome in the 21st century. Since it began in 2008, the project has seen its fair share of surprises and setbacks. On several occasions, the project management reaffirmed its trust in the agency Jean Nouvel in its comprehensive architectural and scenographic mission, with a strong emphasis on immersion and the technological set-up.

In the summer of 2016, the agency Jean Nouvel consulted with experts for support in defining the visitor experience, and asked Reciproque to conduct an audit of the Schematic Design and Visitor Experience Design phase.

Reciproque gave a precise diagnosis of the situation, and, in collaboration with the museography team, set up a model of the exhibition, organized regular meetings, and provided recommendations based on a framework of decisions approved by all involved. The project then progressed to consult with several production companies in order to create the cultural content.

The National Museum of Qatar opened in 2019.

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Project team
Stéphane Bezombes
Anne Prugnon
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see also
Permanent exhibition (2002) Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac
Digital strategy (2014) Institut du monde arabe
Grand Egyptian Museum (2012) Ministère des Antiquités Egyptiennes
Carnavalet Museum (2018) Paris Musées