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Pact signed to set up museum corner at Muscat airport

10 Feb 2021

Passengers at Muscat International Airport will soon get a glimpse of Oman’s history and culture through the airport’s own museum.

The National Museum and Oman Airports signed an agreement on Wednesday to showcase the museum’s collections at the Muscat International Airport. 

The agreement was signed at the National Museum by Jamal bin Hassan al Mousawi, secretary general, National Museum, and Sheikh Aimen bin Ahmed al Hosni, CEO of Oman Airports.

Commenting on the agreement, Mousawi said, “This agreement is aimed at strengthening joint cooperation in the cultural field in accordance with the goals set by the National Museum which include reaffirming noble Omani values, raising public awareness and promoting a sense of belonging for citizens, residents and tourists alike towards Oman – its history, heritage and culture.

“This agreement entails lending of museum collections for a museum set up at Muscat International Airport, through which we strive to infuse Muscat International Airport with a unique cultural experience.”

Sheikh Hosni said, “We are pleased to have signed this agreement with the National Museum, which is in line with our mission to uncover the magnificence of Oman – its cultural potential and its time-honoured heritage to all visitors and travellers through Muscat International Airport owing to its touristic and cultural significance in the sultanate.

“This agreement will add more value to the airport’s terminal, as this museum corner will showcase artefacts and reflect Oman’s historical and sociological realities discovered through an outstanding travel experience that we aspire to offer through the sultanate’s airports.”

By collaborating with Oman Airports, the National Museum seeks to enrich travellers’ experience by offering cultural spaces that highlights the three expanses of Muscat International Airport, which represent the sea, oases, and desert. The set up will display some of the museum’s finest collections in proportion to these elements either as graphic works, as well as open displays.

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