First museum in Middle East to adapt Arabic Braille to open in Oman next Monday
December 10, 2015 | 10:28 PM
by Times News Service

Muscat: The National Museum of the Sultanate of Oman will open on Monday, the official twitter account of the museum announced on Thursday.

Jamal bin Hassan Al Moussawi, Director of the National Museum of the Ministry of Heritage and Culture, announced earlier this year that the museum will be the first public building in the Sultanate that includes advanced facilities for people with special needs, including the blind and persons with physical disability by employing the language of symbols (Braille) in Arabic as part of the museum explanation open store system where a visitor can see and live the stages passed by the archaeological artifacts.

The National Museum of the Sultanate of Oman is considered to be a vital project that aims at achieving cultural and humanitarian mission, raising public awareness, cementing the Omani noble values, activating the belonging of the citizen, resident and visitor to Oman, its history, heritage, culture and developing their creative and intellectual abilities.

The museum seeks to preserve the material and non-material evidences and collectibles that constitute the history, heritage, culture and arts of the Sultanate in all its manifestations. It also highlights the civilizational, historical and cultural dimensions of the Sultanate with the utilisation and adoption of best practices and standards in the fields of museum management.

The museum will include the first UHD cinema Hall in the Sultanate. A 12 minute presentation is being made, which addresses the most prominent historical stages of Omani man in an innovative way, so that it touches the conscience of the individual and evokes in him the spirit of pride as a citizen and the spirit of fascination with resident and visitor.

The number of archaeological artifacts in the museum halls are around six thousand artifact, including archaeological antiques, craft industries, manuscripts, documents, correspondence, old publications, postage and models of ships, boats and tools of navigation, conventional arms, models of castles and forts, historic buildings among others.

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