SC reveals Qatar 2022 legacy exhibition at the Qatar National Library

SC reveals Qatar 2022 legacy exhibition at the Qatar National Library By Fathimath Nasli - January 09, 2024
SC reveals Qatar 2022 legacy exhibition at the Qatar National Library

Qatar National Library

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has introduced the "Qatar 2022: Journey & Legacy" permanent exhibition at the Qatar National Library (QNL). The unveiling event was attended by HE Dr. Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al Kawari, State Minister and QNL President, as well as HE Hassan Al Thawadi, SC Secretary-General.

Situated in a dedicated space at the iconic Qatar National Library, this comprehensive collection recounts the story of Qatar hosting the first FIFA World Cup in the Middle East and the Arab world, spanning from the inception of the Bid to the Tournament.

Developed in collaboration with Microsoft, the collection platform utilizes Azure AI Services to extract valuable insights from various documents, images, and videos. The solution features a smart search engine, enabling fans, researchers, and enthusiasts worldwide to explore rich content highlighting the diverse elements that contributed to hosting the tournament.

"As Qatar 2022 impacted the lives of so many people and had a profound effect on Qatar’s development across all sectors, we wanted to make sure that this momentous occasion in our country’s history is captured at the Library," said Al Kawari. "As Qatar’s national library, we are committed to the archiving, documentation, and sharing of our country's history, and the World Cup will always be remembered as a critical milestone for Qatar and the entire region" Al Kawari added.

The collection will also include a comprehensive database of the cultural heritage generated by hosting the tournament. The SC and QNL will collaborate to make this database accessible in the future, ensuring it is searchable by the public, students from different schools and universities across Qatar, as well as government and non-government institutions.

For Al Thawadi, the exhibit encapsulates a definitive journey in Qatar’s history that will leave a lasting legacy for future generations. "The World Cup in Qatar gave us an opportunity to accelerate the plans set out for our country in the Qatar National Vision 2030, to showcase the limitless potential of Qatar and the region and to showcase the immense depth of our culture," said Al Thawadi. "The exhibit aims to capture the countless ways that the tournament impacted the lives of everyone that worked on delivering it, on the spectators that experienced its magic and on the different programs and initiatives that emerged from the World Cup" Al Thawadi added.

Visitors to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Knowledge exhibit will have the ability to download selected films and photographs to their personal devices. The exhibit is located on 'The Bridge' of Qatar National Library in Qatar Foundation’s Education City.

Source: The Peninsula

By Fathimath Nasli - January 09, 2024

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