National Museum, Oman

The National Museum of the Sultanate of Oman was established under a Royal Decree, issued on November 20, 2013. It opened its doors on July 30, 2016, and is an excellent showcase of Oman’s cultural heritage dating back two million years.

Status

Completed (2013)

Type

Contribution to permanent collection

Location

Muscat, Oman
Arabian Peninsula

Client

National Museum Oman
Ministry of Heritage and Culture
Sultanate of Oman

About the project

The National Museum is considered to be a vital project that aims to achieve a 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.

ArCHIAM was invited to contribute to the exhibitions both with presentation material (drawings, still images and animations), the curation of parts of the galleries and the development of contents for incorporation into touch screens.

As a national institution with global outreach, the National Museum is dedicated to ensuring Oman’s cultural heritage is understood and appreciated not only within the Sultanate, but also internationally. Further, it aims to provide opportunities for cultural expression, innovation, and the transfer of traditional skills and knowledge from one generation to the next. It is also the first public building in the Sultanate that includes advanced facilities for disabled people, including exhibits with Arabic Braille captions.

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Key people

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    Prof Soumyen Bandyopadhyay

    Principal Investigator

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    Dr Giamila Quattrone

    Research Fellow

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    Dr Martin Goffriller

    Research Fellow

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    Haitham Al-Abri

    PhD Student

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    Manwinder Lall

    Graduate Student

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    Paul Macmahon

    Graduate Student

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    Christina Pieri

    PhD Student

Presentation Drawings, Models & Animations

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