Omani French Museum to Undergo Maintenance And Restoration Work

The Ministry of Heritage and Tourism has assigned the work of the first phase of the restoration and maintenance of the building of the Omani-French Museum, which is the implementation of the removal of the outer cladding of the walls to find out the best international practices followed in the process of restoring and maintaining historical buildings.

The Ministry had carried out laboratory examinations of the building, its loads and its structural condition, and accordingly, the appropriate work mechanism and scope of work was established that are in line with the nature of the building and the most important ways to ensure its sustainability.

The ministry is also working through the proposed restoration process to ensure the reuse of traditional and approved construction and restoration materials and methods in ancient buildings, in a way that preserves the originality and integrity of the building in the future.

This project comes as part of the ministry’s efforts to develop and rehabilitate existing museums, in order to achieve Oman’s vision 2040 and its strategic objectives.

It is noteworthy that the museum, which was opened to visitors in 1992, is located in the Wilayat of Muttrah, Muscat Governorate. It is located in an ancient house, about 170 years old. It consists of 8 halls and includes a collection of documents and collectibles that chronicle the Omani-French relations dating back to the eighteenth century.

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