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Ministry of Heritage and Culture joins hands with Italian institution to restore more than 400 items at Sur centre

Ministry of Heritage and Culture joins hands with Italian institution to restore a lot more than 400 products at Sur centre

The pieces which will be displayed to the public following the completion of the restoration method.

Speaking to Muscat Daily, Hassan Abdullah al Shukaili, head of Collection Management Department of Maritime History Museum in Sur, stated, “More than 400 pieces were received from Al Orouba Club. These pieces concern with the heritage of the wilayat of Sur such as shipbuilding tools, ship models, navigation tools, photographs, books, letters, publications, home appliances, clothing and accessories, craft items, etc. Some of the items date back 30 to 80 years.”

Shukaili stated that six Italian professionals and 1 Omani are element of this restoration method. “Oman LNG has contributed RO450,000 to finance the project. It had also supported the establishment of the centre.

“In June, Ministry of Heritage and Culture had announced a tender for maintenance of the centre too. The tender includes work on interior fittings, museum display, and fixing structural and mechanical aspects of the building. The implementation work will begin in the fourth quarter of this year.”

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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