The Al Thani Collection is part of The Al Thani Collection Foundation, a private non-profit organisation whose mission is to advance and promote art and culture. This objective is principally delivered through public art initiatives including sponsorships, museum projects, the staging of exhibitions and academic publications.
Assembled by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al Thani, The Al Thani Collection is an encyclopaedic holding of more than 6,000 works of art spanning from the ancient world to the present day. The collection includes antiquities, paintings, medieval manuscripts and ancient and historic artefacts, as well as a renowned holding of Indian and Indian-inspired gems and jewellery. In addition to the staging of exhibitions at major museums around the world, items of significance from the collection are also regularly loaned to museums.