It was held below the patronage of Said bin Sultan al Busaidi, director common of the Directorate General of Arts at the Ministry of Heritage and Culture (MHC). The session aimed to recognize intangible cultural heritage and its most prominent elements and the mechanisms of benefiting from it inside the educational sector. The session took location in the Khasab Hall at the ministry headquarters.
The discussion session started with a video presentation by the National Committee for Culture, Education and Science on the components of the intangible Omani cultural heritage in the Unesco World Heritage List, such as the art of Bara and the art of Al Azi, the art of Rizafah, Al Ayala, the Omani councils, Arabic coffee and horses.
The workshop programme also incorporated a paper by specialists in the intangible cultural heritage. Dr Mahmoud al Nawafli, director of the Department of Culture at the Omani National Committee for Culture, Education and Science, moderated the session.
Nasser al Sawafi, director of Cultural Heritage Department at MHC, and Ibrahim Bani Oraba, head of the division of Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage at the Ministry of Heritage and Culture, attended the session. The session dealt with 4 themes: Intangible cultural heritage and its function in advertising values of citizenship the sultanate’s efforts in safeguarding intangible cultural heritage the sustainable improvement of intangible cultural heritage, and citizenship at the heart of the intangible cultural heritage.
Information Source: Muscat Daily