Monday, 20 Mar 2023
National Museum’s 19th century photo collection gets US ambassador’s grant

National Museum’s 19th century photo collection gets US ambassador’s grant

The fund has supported a lot more than 750 projects to preserve web sites, objects, and types of standard cultural expression in more than 120 nations.

H E Marc J Sievers, US Ambassador to the sultanate, mentioned, “I am so happy to see this award being granted to Oman’s wonderful National Museum, and I am glad to contribute to the museum’s collection by adding to artefacts connected to the enduring US-Oman friendship.”



From a diverse international and worthy applicant pool, the choice committee authorized the project ‘Oman: Conservation of 19th-Century Photographs’ in the collection of the National Museum of Oman. This project will restore and preserve a photo album that as soon as belonged to the US Consul to Oman in the course of the late 1800s.

Jamal Hassan al Moosawi, director common of the National Museum, mentioned, “It’s an ultimate pleasure to continue cherishing the US-Oman friendship through the US Embassy in order to preserve this album, which provides a unique insight into the architecture of Muscat in particular and Oman in general, house interiors, the life of locals and residents, and local customs, that will be made available to visitors after restoration.”

This photo album consists of pictures historically substantial to Oman, which includes the second-oldest identified photograph of Muscat, photographs from inside the US Consulate at the time, and the oldest identified photo of Muttrah. Not only crucial to Oman, these substantial photographs illustrate the extended, historic ties in between the US and Oman. The restoration of these crucial shared memories in between the two nations is 1 of only 3 projects to take location in the Middle East this year.

By operating with the National Museum of Oman to assistance the preservation of Oman’s cultural heritage, the AFCP will assist restore essential and culturally defining historical artefacts to make sure their enjoyment and relevance, not only right now, but for generations to come.

The National Museum homes 7,000 objects inside 14 permanent galleries and provides 33 digital immersive experiences, a totally equipped Learning Centre, conservation facilities, an ultra-higher definition cinema, and discovery locations for kids. It functions an integrated infrastructure for these with unique wants, and is the initial museum in the Middle East to adopt Arabic Braille script for the visually impaired.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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