Lines in the Sand

‘Lines in the Sand’ is an exhibition that brings together realms that seem at first to be mutually exclusive – the historical and the contemporary; the real and the virtual; the tangible and the intangible. This exhibition unearths Qatar’s rich and complex history through interactive media designed to create new and alternate frameworks through with we may view, use and engage with the past.

Building upon previous collaborative research at the Al Ruwayda archaeological site which was funded by an NPRP grant from the Qatar National Research Fund and involving VCUQatar, the University of Wales and Qatar Museums Authority, ‘Lines in the Sand’ moves archeology into the contemporary gallery and thus enables new and dynamic interactions, insights and juxtapositions. This, in turn, provides critical understanding of Qatar’s past, and encourages individual narratives to be constructed.

Exhibition Dates

12 Mar – 14 Apr 2014

Opening Reception

Wed / 12 Mar / 6:00pm


Free - Open invitation


VCUQatar Atrium