Muscat: The National Museum, represented by the Learning Centre, concluded activities of the summer programme for students of schools, universities and colleges, which continued between June and July 2022. The programme included art workshops inspired by the artifacts of the National Museum.
The programme included 35 activities with an average of 20 participants for each event. It was implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs, the Scientific College of Design and Sultan Qaboos University (SQU). The students were distributed in stages according to age groups and the targeted programme for each stage.
The implementation of the programme is part of a series of training programmes and courses organised by the centre at the National Museum, with the support of BP Oman, to achieve its educational, cultural and humanitarian mission.
Amina Al Abri, Head of the Learning Centre Unit at the National Museum, emphasised the role played by the centre in supporting the curricula approved in the Sultanate of Oman by extending bridges between the various aspects of those curricula and the study activities centered around the National Museums’ artifacts.
This programme is implemented annually to provide the opportunity for students of different age groups to join the guided tours and art workshops inspired by the collections of the National Museum, in order to enhance the importance of learning about the Omani cultural heritage and other museum collections.
This year, the programme focused on the Sultani artifacts inspired by the corner of the late Sultan Qaboos bin Said (the Dearest and Purest of Men).
The National Museum is the first museum in the Sultanate of Oman that includes a learning centre, equipped as per the highest international standards.
It offers various educational programmes aimed at raising public awareness about the importance of the Omani cultural heritage, thus creating more interest among all categories of visitors about the ancient history of Oman.