The Al Thani Collection is part of The Al Thani Collection Foundation, a non-profit organization. The foundation’s mission is to advance and promote art and culture. This objective is principally delivered through the staging of exhibitions featuring The Al Thani Collection and the publishing of books and catalogues.
Assembled with passion and a deep understanding of the subjects by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al Thani, The Al Thani Collection is best known for its exceptional holding of Indian and Indian-inspired gems and jewellery, however, the collection also includes antiquities, African art, vintage jewellery, paintings, ancient Egyptian and Hellenistic artefacts and medieval manuscripts.
The collection of exceptional Indian and Indian-inspired gems and jewellery spans five centuries, from the Mughal period to the present day. Together, the precious stones, jewels, jewelled artefacts and jades represent the most comprehensive collection of its kind.
The Al Thani Collection Foundation also contributes to museum projects, academic publications and seminars. In addition to the staging of exhibitions at major museums around the world, items of significance from the collection are also loaned to museums.