Posted on January 13, 2017

An exhibition on the evolution of computers opened at the Cultural Village Foundation-Katara on Wednesday.

The exhibition of the collection of popular collector Abdulrahman al Snaidi was inaugurated by the Deputy General Manager for Operational Affairs at Katara Ahmed al Sayed. Snaidi's collection has proved to be quite popular amongst both collectors and technology fans. The exhibition is in line with Katara's efforts to promote cultural and scientific curiosity amongst the public, by supporting keen collectors in both fine arts and sciences, from all walks of life. 

Computer expo kicks off [].jpg

Speaking on the occasion, Sayed said,"Katara realises the necessity of hosting such exhibitions as it acts as an evidence of the massive and unexpected development in technology that has taken place in the country over the past few decades." He noted that the display sheds light on the evolution of computers and its accessories. It consists of models and devices that represent the very beginnings of a piece of technology that has become integral to our contemporary existence. He observed that some pieces go back 30 or 40 years, to the time when the computer was evolving, from being a mere scientific novelty, to a device with numerous practical applications.

Elaborating on his collection, Abdulrahman al Snaidi said,"This became my hobby in 1989, when I was a young, with the launch of the first computer. I started collecting devices from family and friends, and later started collecting computers from abroad." The exhibition, which is displayed in Gallery 2 at Building 19 at Katara, will be open to the public until January 25.

source: Qatar Tribune