The Media Majlis at Northwestern University in QatarComing in 2018

The Media Majlis at Northwestern University in Qatar
Coming in 2018

The Media Majlis at Northwestern University in Qatar

The first museum in the Arab world dedicated to the content of media, journalism, and communication.

Scheduled to open in Autumn 2018, The Media Majlis at Northwestern University in Qatar will explore and examine media, journalism, and communication—pasts, presents, and futures—through global, regional, and local/Qatar lenses. This new type of museum will be an active space, bringing people together to engage with exhibitions and programs challenging standard narratives, where stories and ideas are discussed with audiences.


The Media Majlis will feature exhibitions questioning, exploring, and discussing stories and objects that provide 360° perspectives of deep multi-faceted subjects. Exhibitions aim to introduce and facilitate exploration of topics to equip audiences to examine the media world and actively engage with it, empowering audiences with a greater understanding and ability to interrogate the media and journalism surrounding them. Featuring extensive digital capacity exhibitions will encourage visitor participation, comment, and engagement with rich stories, lesser heard voices, and the people who have and are creating our media world in the region and globally.

Exhibitions will be accompanied by diverse programming and learning experiences for audiences, including publications, screenings, talks, tours, and other resources.


The Media Majlis will be open to all audiences, free of charge, and all exhibitions and programs will be bilingual. The museum is located within the Northwestern University in Qatar building in Doha's Education City.

Further information on exhibitions, programs, and hours will be available in spring 2018.