Mal Lawal is an extraordinary exhibition by the Qatar Museums Authority that offers a rare glimpse into the private collections that exist in Qatar, while also providing a unique overview of contemporary Qatari art. Underlining the importance of acquiring and developing a personal collection that will benefit future generations, offering them a way to learn from the past while highlighting how even the most ordinary objects can evolve over time to gain great value, Mal Lawal draws a connection between the old - what has been lovingly collected and preserved - and the new, the original works of art being created today by Qatari artists today.