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Traditional Gold Jewelry from National Museum of Qatar: A Description of Gold Jewelry and the Utilization of the Museum as an Educational Tool

Sherine El-Menshawy, Tania Al Majid, Faisal Al Nuami, Hemalatha Parangusan, Noof Al-Shamari and Dana Dajran

Article Number - 657EE46A8C394  | Vol. 4(1), pp. 1-11, January 2024  | 
 Received: 17 October 2023 |  Accepted: 10 December 2023  |   Published: 1 January 2024

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A museum is a place where collections of items with cultural, artistic, and historical value are kept, displayed, and studied in order to preserve the nation's cultural heritage. However, museums also serve a crucial function as a hub for information that offers materials for both scholars and students. The ability to synthesize knowledge, create and think creatively, collaborate while applying research, and think critically are some of the fundamental abilities that museums help students develop. This research aims to describe, analyze, and discuss pieces of gold jewelry, selected from NMoQ (National Museum of Qatar), as well as address its importance in Qatari society and how gold jewelry was a major and essential ornaments that contribute to a great value to Qatari different occasions, in addition to addressing the main differences between urban and Bedouin. These jewelry objects were rarely discussed and taken into consideration whether in Qatar or in the Arab Gulf in general. Additionally, this study aims to prove that using artefacts as a teaching tool in museums makes learning more meaningful and encourages students to value cultural and historical resources.


Keywords: Gold jewelry, National Museum of Qatar, Museum education, Artefacts, Cultural heritage.




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Sherine El-Menshawy1*, Tania Al Majid2, Faisal Al Nuami2, Hemalatha Parangusan3, Noof Al-Shamari1 and Dana Dajran4

1Humanities Department, College of Arts and Science, Qatar University, P. O. Box 2713, Doha, Qatar.

2Qatar Museums, P. O. Box 2713, Doha, Qatar.

3English Literature and Linguistics, College of Arts and Science, Qatar University, P. O. Box 2713, Doha, Qatar.

4Qatar University Young Scientists Center (QUYSC), Qatar University, P. O. Box 2713, Doha, Qatar.

*Corresponding author. E-mail: [email protected]



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El-Menshawy, S., Al Majid, T., Al Nuami, F., Parangusan, H., Al-Shamari, N. & Dajran, D. (2023). Traditional Gold Jewelry from National Museum of Qatar: A Description of Gold Jewelry and the Utilization of the Museum as an Educational Tool. Journal of Culture, History and Archaeology, 4(1), 1-11.



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