You might have heard of, or seen, the popular TV series, but now it’s time for an up close and personal look as Harem Al Sultan: The Exhibition, which made its world premiere in Istanbul in November 2014, travels to Doha for the first time as part of Qatar Turkey 2015: Year of Culture.
Evocative, entertaining and impressive Harem Al Sultan: The Exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the palace of the one and only Harem Al Sultan to experience what it feels like to be living in an era of greatness and dangerous ambitions. From the very first episodes to unforgettable scenes, the large multimedia exhibition will present the original décor, costumes and accessories, sets and the ambiance of the series, to Doha, revealing the stories behind the life of the Turkish conqueror and his love for the humble and beautiful Hurrem Sultan. Visitors will get an up close and personal look at the artistry and craftsmanship that went into creating the iconic props and outfits that appeared throughout the famous series illustrating the life and times of Suleiman the Magnificent.
When Harem Al Sultan first broadcasted in 2011, nobody expected that the Ottoman Empire would be conquering the world again, yet after the first season it quickly became a phenomenon. From Italy to China, airing in more than 54 countries, the show reaches more than 200 million viewers worldwide. Ever since the show introduced Alexandra, as a slave girl to Suleiman the Magnificent, her moments of becoming Hurrem, possibly the most powerful woman in the whole Ottoman Empire, brought unforgettable scenes of love, lust and passion to TV. An interactive adaptation of the historical fiction, Harem Al Sultan: The Exhibition reveals more about life in the Palace.
These authentic artifacts will be displayed in elaborate settings inspired by locations from the Palace including the Harem and the Hamam. Exclusively made hyper realistic silicone sculptures will enhance the feeling of being with the Sultan and his family. This is a chance to step inside a glorious world with Suleiman the Magnificent. The 2,000sqft exhibition, which includes artifacts and costumes as well as rich interactive extensions, is an experience that will tell you all you need to know about the unforgettable and beloved characters of the soap opera.
GO: Harem Al Sultan: The Exhibition will take place at QM Gallery in Katara, from September 16 to December 12. Visit www.qm.org.qa for more information.