Habitat and Shelters Artwork by Haya Al Hitmi

Haya Al Hitmi2020

National Museum of Qatar

National Museum of Qatar
Doha, Qatar

"Safe haven is the protective place that we run to whenever we needed. It doesn't mean necessarily a place that we hide in on the time of terror and fearsome, it embraced much more than these sentiments. It’s the shoulder that we lean on during the peak of our feeling, in happiness, sadness and even in boredom. Everyone has his own shelter. And for me, drawing was my own harbor in the time of quarantine. I used to run away from reality and find myself on the surface of drawing papers. Each sketch and line of my drawings contain a piece of myself" - Haya Al Hitmi.

The image is part of the National Museum of Qatar collection. In 2020, the Museum began collecting artwork and documentation related to people's experiences of taking shelter as means to protect themselves and minimize the spread of COVID-19.


  • Title: Habitat and Shelters Artwork by Haya Al Hitmi
  • Creator: Haya Al Hitmi
  • Date Created: 2020

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