Muscat: Oman, represented by the National Museum, has been chosen as the guest of honour of the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, Jamal bin Hassan Al Mousawi, Director General of the National Museum has said.
Preparation for this participation revolve around the Omani handicrafts industry, he added. “We are now working intensively with the most prominent artisans in the various governorates of the Sultanate to prepare the pieces needed to be exhibited in this building in the Belarus.”
Three years have passed since the opening of the National Museum and its horizons of bilateral cooperation are being expanded through memoranda of understanding (MoU) and specialised contracts.
He added that international relations are one of the main fields on which the museum work is based, as one of the goals for which the National Museum was established is to promote and introduce the cultural heritage of Oman outside the Sultanate and to convey the historical image of Oman to the target groups outside the Sultanate.
He added “Memoranda of understanding are currently under way with the State Museum of History of Uzbekistan in the friendly Republic of Uzbekistan. A Memorandum of Understanding is also being prepared with the National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan, a memorandum of understanding with Qatar Museums in Qatar and a memorandum of understanding with the General Directorate of Antiquities and Museums in Syria, a memorandum of understanding with the Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums of the Lebanese Republic, a memorandum of understanding with the National Museums of the Kingdom of Morocco, a memorandum of understanding with the National Museum of the Republic of Nepal.
All these MoUs represent some of the external workflows that are currently being worked on.