Years of Culture



Press Centre

Welcome to the Years of Culture Press Centre

Read the latest press releases, announcements and information about Years of Culture programming in Qatar and across Indonesia.
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Leadership Team

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Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani

Chairperson, Qatar Museums, Doha Film Institute, Reach Out to Asia, and Qatar Leadership Centre. Years of Culture was established in 2012 by Qatar Museums under the leadership of its Chairperson Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, to promote mutual understanding, recognition, and appreciation between nations and their people.

  • Bio for Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani - EN.pdf PDF - 166 KB

Press Releases


Important officials at an event to launch the CultuRide partnership.

Years of Culture Initiative Names Ali Bin Towar al-Kuwari as CultuRide Ambassador

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Press Invitation: Qatar Creates Week 2023

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Qatar-Indonesia 2023 Year of Culture Explores Hidden Treasures from Indonesia in the Museum of Islamic Art and Lusail Museum Collections

Years of Culture logo on a black background, with a contemporary pearl necklace from the National Museum of Qatar collection.

Years of Culture Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary with WeTransfer Activation

A pool of water in front of the tiered white stone building of the Museum of Islamic Art, designed by architect I.M. Pei.

Qatar's iconic Museum of Islamic Art to reopen 5th October 2022 following enhancement project and collection reinstallation

Elegant open-plan atrium in the M7 Cultural Hub with a stone stairway and dappled light from an Islamic patterned skylight.

M7 and Printemps Doha Launches The Collective, a Retail Incubator Program for Qatar-Based Fashion Designers

Contemporary sculptures by artist Shouq Al Mana depicting traditional Qatari headwear by the sea at Lusail Marina Promenade.

Qatar Museums expands one of the world's most ambitious public art programmes with more than 40 additional works

A render of the new contemporary Art Mill Museum, lit up and silhouetted against the bright Doha skyline at night.

Qatar Museums Announces Unprecedented Cultural Developments for Fall 2022

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Qatar-MENASA 2022 Year of Culture supports regional talent finding their voice in Qatar

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Prolific Qatari Artist Yousef Ahmad to Showcase New Calligraphy-inspired Exhibition in Japan


Press Kits

  • Dialogue of Papers Press ZIP - 202 MB

Branding and Graphics

Branding and Graphics

  • Years of Culture Brand Identity Guidelines Global Toolkit 2023.pdf PDF - 2 MB
  • Years of Culture Logos ZIP - 14 MB

Press Releases and News

Press Releases

  • CULTUKAR Fashion and Design Residencies Open Call - EN.pdf PDF - 121 KB
  • Hayati Overview, Cast and Crew - EN.pdf PDF - 140 KB
  • Hayati Play Announcement - EN.pdf PDF - 139 KB
  • CultuRide Signing Ceremony Announcement - EN.pdf PDF - 103 KB
  • Qatar-Indonesia Year of Culture 2023 Culinary Experiences - EN.pdf PDF - 84 KB
  • Qatar-Indonesia 2023 Opening Event - EN.pdf PDF - 103 KB
  • TedinArabic x YoC - EN.pdf PDF - 86 KB
  • Qatar-Indonesia 2023 Indonesian Artefacts - EN.pdf PDF - 91 KB
  • The Desert Rose Premiere - 10 Year Anniversary - EN.pdf PDF - 100 KB
  • Community Days Festival Comes to an End - EN.pdf PDF - 45 KB
  • Years of Culture Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary with WeTransfer Activation - EN.pdf PDF - 84 KB
  • Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Reopening 2022 - EN.pdf PDF - 423 KB
  • M7 and Printemps Doha Launch - EN.pdf PDF - 188 KB
  • Qatar Museums Expands One of the World's Most Ambitious Public Art Programmes - EN.pdf PDF - 199 KB
  • Qatar — A Thriving Hub for Creatives - EN.pdf PDF - 84 KB
  • QM Announces Unprecedented Cultural Developments for Fall 2022 - EN.pdf PDF - 129 KB
  • Yousef Ahmad Exhibition in Japan - EN.pdf PDF - 59 KB
  • Open Call - Manga Style Competition 2022 - EN.pdf PDF - 57 KB
  • Fire Station Curator Residency - EN.pdf PDF - 60 KB
  • Networking Event to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of USA-Qatar Diplomatic Relations - EN.pdf PDF - 84 KB
  • Qatar-MENASA 2022 Opening Ceremony EN.pdf PDF - 62 KB


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Julia Esposito

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Anya Kotova

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