Thursday, 17 Oct 2019 | 18 Safar 1441
An antique affair

An antique affair

Muscat – 

The Al Taiyibin exhibition at the Naseem Gardens is an antique lover’s paradise. From uncommon ancient coins, vintage cameras, music method, telephones to old soft drink cans and bottles, the exhibition is certain to charm vintage lovers and other individuals alike.

The exhibition is curated by 38 year old Humood al Hadrami. In 2013, the curator had held an exhibition of uncommon coins at the Muscat Festival and has given that come up with exhibitions that have enthralled guests of all categories.

“I started by collecting old coins some 18 years ago. And slowly, I also started collecting other items such as cameras, mobile phones, old televisions and record players. You can see 300 such items here this year.” Hadrami’s adore for vintage has taken him to various corners of the planet. “These items have been collected from more than 20 countries around the world such as Egypt, Georgia, Kuwait and Qatar.”

With this exhibition, the curator aims to present how technologies and society have evolved. “Most of the items that I have presented here are from the 1970s. With these items I intend to show visitors a slice of the bygone era,” stated Hadrami.

Hadrami’s adore for antique has produced him turn a component of his home into a museum. “I have turned a part of my house in Seeb to a museum. The museum is open for five days (Sunday to Thursday) a week from 8am to 8pm.” Hadrami who has a lot more than 1,600 antiques, hopes that private sector businesses come forward to aid him set up a museum and preserve history as it is.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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