Qatari art collector Sheikh Saud bin Mohammed Al-Thani dies

November 11, 2014 2:42 PM

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Qatari art collector Sheikh Saud bin Mohammed Al-Thani dies

Sheikh Saud bin Mohammed Al-Thani, the former minister of culture and heritage in Qatar, who spent more than $1bn (£630m) of the oil rich country's money on art, has died aged 48.

A cousin of Qatar's current Emir, Sheikh Al-Thani was in charge of developing libraries and museums.

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