Cooperative Projects

Qatar Islamic Archaeology and Heritage Project (QIAH)

Created in 2009 in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen, the project aims to investigate, preserve and present Islamic archaeology and the natural heritage of northern Qatar, to the public.

It has a strong focus on Al Zubarah and is one of the largest heritage projects in the Gulf region involving a multitude of specialists.

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Wales Qatar Archaeological Project

Part of the QIAH and in collaboration with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, it's mainly concerned with research, excavation and surveys of a number of coastal sites in northern Qatar, such as Rubayqa and Ruwayda.

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Qatar National Historic Environment Record (QNHER)

This is a 5 year collaboration project that involves the University of Birmingham and QM, researching the terrestrial and marine areas of Qatar.

A major component of the project has been the introduction and development of a National Historical Environment Record for the State of Qatar.

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South Qatar Survey Project (SQAP)

An interdisciplinary research cooperation between the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) and QM initiated in 2012, it aims to undertake archaeological surveys and excavations in the southern part of Qatar and train Qatari and German students in archaeological fieldwork.

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