On this occasion, the National Museum organised an exhibition titled: ‘Oman: The Jewel of the East; Crafts Heritage’, as element of the events of ‘The Day of Oman’ an initiative to introduce Oman’s culture, civilisation and history in the international platforms.
The exhibition was inaugurated on September 18, below the patronage of Yury Bondar, Minister of Culture of the Republic of Belarus. The inauguration was attended by a quantity of ministers, undersecretaries and ambassadors of sisterly nations in the Republic of Belarus, in addition to a group of academics, artists and these interested in cultural affairs and museums.
The exhibition which will conclude on January 19, 2020, has on show 104 objects from the National Museum, 10 objects from the National Records & Archive Authority and 15 art functions from Sawarah – a society established as element of the Child Welfare Centre activities below Ministry of Social Development.
The exhibition also highlights Omani conventional handicrafts that represent the sultanate and its individuals by means of previous and present as it documents the different cultural lifestyles. In the exhibition, the National Museum showcases selective conventional costumes and jewelleries, ceremonial weapons, and conventional handicrafts such as daggers and incense burners which are the most prominent conventional handicrafts in Oman.
It also highlights numerous elements of Oman’s ancient civilisation such as meals serving, hospitality, conventional fabric and the status of camels in Oman.
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed in between the National Record and Archive Authority and the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus an successful contribution to create cultural cooperation, holding documentary events and conferences, and organising joint conferences and seminars.
Information Source: Muscat Daily