French Louvre delegation visits National Museum

MUSCAT: A delegation from the Louvre Museum in France visited the National Museum on Tuesday as part of the visit of the French delegation to the Gulf Museums. The guests were greeted by Jamal al Mousawi, Director-General of the National Museum. The delegation was briefed on antiquities in the halls, the most prominent of which was the Land and People Hall. The hall was filled with artifacts that embody the authentic Omani life. The visiting delegation also visited the Maritime History Hall to familiarise with the history of the Omani ships, as well as touring the Prehistory Hall that hosts the oldest archaeological pieces in the Arabian Peninsula discovered in Oman, dating back to more than two millions years.
The delegation listened to a briefing about the museum, which is the most prominent cultural edifice in the Sultanate, dedicated to highlighting the treasures of the cultural heritage of Oman. The National Museum aims to achieve its educational, cultural and humanitarian mission through the consolidation of noble Omani values, activating belonging, and raising the public awareness of the citizen, the resident and the visitor to Oman, highlighting the Sultanate’s history, heritage and culture and through the development of their creative and intellectual abilities particularly in the fields of preservation of antiquities and highlighting the cultural dimensions of Oman by utilising and adopting the best practices and standards in the fields of museum science, and providing the vision and leadership of the museum industry in the Sultanate. — ONA

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