On their way (2013) at National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) Architect Jean Nouvel

On March 27, 2019 was inaugurated the new National Museum of Qatar, realized by Jean Nouvel.

(…) A number of international artists have also been commissioned to develop site-specific works for the NMoQ. Standing outside of the NMoQ near the historic Palace of Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani is a sculptural group by French artist Roch Vandromme, which evokes the long history of nomadic lifestyle and trade. (…)

The Peninsula

Design Communication publishes an article about the National Museum of Qatar

On their way, 2013
Roch Vandromme (born in 1953)

Camels are extraordinary animals, closely bound to the people of Qatar and to life in al barr (desert). As early 2009, Roch Vandromme visited Qatar with the intention to witness, esperience and study this close this close bond for himself. During his visit, Vandromme crated sketches to capture these majestic animals essence and character. His intention was to portray the close relationship between humans and camels. In this sculpture, the presence of the two calves at the front represents and celebrates the continuity of this dynamic relationship.

Qatar Museums has posted on Youtube a nice little video of my camel group “On their way” made for the Qatar National Museum. I invite you to discover it…