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Seminar focuses on Omani immigrant manuscripts

Seminar focuses on Omani immigrant manuscripts

The seminar was organised on the occasion of the Arab Manuscript Day, which falls on April four each year.

The seminar which was held in cooperation with the Oman Memory Centre aimed at highlighting the Omani immigrant manuscripts, raising awareness of the value of manuscripts in cultural and intellectual life, understanding the factors and strategies of transferring Omani manuscripts outdoors the boundaries of their original homeland, and go over the views and proposals that serve Omani intellectual and documentary heritage.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the seminar, Amna bint Salim al Balushiya, NCECS assistant secretary for Education and Science sectors, explained the value of preserving experiences of folks and nations.

She also spoke about Omani immigrants and manuscripts, in distinct components of the planet, and the essential details they include to preserve the heritage of Oman. At the starting of the seminar the initial problem of Al Thakira (Memory) magazine, a conventional quarterly magazine published by Oman Memory Centre, was launched. It was held beneath the patronage of Mohammed bin Sulaiyem al Yaqoubi, NCECS secretary. The magazine consists of numerous researches and articles on the heritage and culture of Oman, as nicely as news material on the cultural landscape of the sultanate in the fields of intellectual heritage.

The seminar concluded with a presentation by Akkasa Productions for the backstage scenes of the immigrant manuscript programme.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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