Oman Across Ages Museum welcomes over 350000 visitors in 2023


More than 350k visitors to Oman Across Ages Museum in 2023

Muscat: The number of visitors to the Oman Across Ages Museum during 2023 reached more than 350,000 including 95% of were Omanis.

Eng. Al-Yaqzan bin Abdullah Al-Harithi, Director General of the Oman Over Time Museum, said that the presence of the museum in the state of Manah, which enjoys a strategic location in the heart of the Al-Dakhiliyah Governorate; It gave impetus to the museum, in addition to its proximity to many tourist attractions in the governorate, as visitors come from all governorates on intended trips to the museum and other trips organized by various institutions, and student trips from schools, colleges and universities.

He added that the museum halls, which take the visitor on a narrative journey through time, deal with the geological formation of the land of Oman, its history, heritage, modern renaissance and future vision, and showcase the Stone Age represented by the early settlers pavilion, the Bronze Age represented by the Majan Civilization pavilion, and the Iron Age represented by the Kingdom of Oman pavilion, in addition to… To the wings of conversion to Islam, the Ya’aribah state, and the Busaidi state, and this huge amount of content; It attracted all those interested, and the presence of the Sultan’s collection in the museum was a major reason and attraction for the Amman Museum throughout time.


In a statement to the Oman News Agency, the Director General of the Oman Museum announced the museum’s intention and readiness in the coming months to display a new group of collectibles in the museum’s exhibition halls, most notably the stick that His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tariq the Great – may God protect and preserve him – gave to the museum upon his kindness. It was inaugurated in March of last year, and it is the stick that was with Sultan Qaboos bin Said – when he kindly laid the foundation stone for the museum.

The museum will also host at the end of next February the “Museum Building Conference”, which is an international conference that will travel the world and will be The museum is also on the schedule of visits by participants in the conference dealing with heritage and tourism, which will soon be organized by the German University and some government institutions. He stressed that the museum seeks to target such conferences.

He participated in the meeting of the International Council of Museums, which was held in Doha last year, and the Museum Building Conference, which was held in Belgium, with the aim of introducing the museum and finding ways to cooperate with international institutions, and attracting those institutions to hold a group of activities, exhibitions and conferences in the Sultanate of Oman.”

The Director General of the Oman Museum through Time said: “The museum has one of the largest restoration, preservation and preservation laboratories in the Sultanate of Oman currently, and we are working to restore a large group of its collections. We have special programs for restoration and we seek the help of experts around the world for restoration work. It also has a program for documentation in the field of manuscripts.” And recording the collections, and during the month of January, the museum will host an international photographer, who specializes in photographing collections, to hold a training course that includes a group of national cadres in the museum sector in the Sultanate of Oman.”

He continued, saying: “Also, with our partners in government and private institutions, we held a wide range of activities at the museum, and we celebrated international and local events such as International Museum Day and Arabic Language Day, and we held the Amman Symposium across Time and other various activities, targeting all segments of society, and we held a group A large number of educational workshops for students, and this wide variety of programs led to occupying the spaces in the museum and strengthening their belonging to it, as a place for everyone.”

He pointed out that “the museum’s knowledge center holds many weekly activities and on major occasions that add new experiences, and there is close cooperation with the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism to establish various programs for tourists and target them during visits to the Al-Dakhiliya Governorate. The museum also hosted a meeting of tourism ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.” From this meeting, the proposal for the city of Tire as the capital of Arab tourism 2024 was initiated.

Eng. Al-Yaqzan Al-Harithi explained that the Omanization rate in the museum reached 100%, and the focus of recruitment operations was on the youth group, which gave vitality to the museum through the creativity that these young people presented that they are proud of, which was evident in the movement that appeared clearly during the past nine months.

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