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In 1966, newly created administrative units namely Doha Cultural Center and Folklore Censorship, and the Theater Section were all affiliated to the Broadcasting Department of the Ministry of Information. The establishment of these new units presented a prelude to the creation of Culture and Arts Department in 1975. In fact, the existing units and other newly founded sections such as the Fine Arts, the Exhibitions, the Studies and Research as well as the Administrative and Financial Affairs presented the origins of the first entity of the cultural work in Qatar.
In general, the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage is in charge of:
Organizing cultural festivals and taking part in festivals organized in Qatar and in brotherly and friendly countries ;
Organizing cultural events and activities such as symposia, lectures and poetry recitals ;
Producing and presenting theater and folklore shows and music and lyric concerts ;
Organizing Qatari weeks abroad and hosting cultural weeks of brotherly and friendly countries;
Organizing arts (plastic arts, photography) and heritage exhibitions ;
Publishing and distributing books and compilations in relation with culture, translating outstanding intellectual and literary works into Arabic and vice-versa ;
Documenting and archiving popular heritage, organizing and animating heritage events and celebrations ;
Organizing the yearly Doha Book Fair and participating in Arab and foreign book fairs;
Discovering young talents and organizing cultural, scientific and religious symposia and contests.
While organizing and supervising such events, the Ministry of Culture acts in its quality of a central ministry that lays down cultural programs and implements them according to the promulgated laws; its activities in this field should be regarded as the main activity of cultural policy of the State.
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