Muscat – The Ministry of Heritage and Tourism (MHT), in cooperation with Petroleum Development Oman and Geological Society of Oman, opened Oman Geological Heritage Exhibition at the Frankincense Land Museum in the wilayat of Salalah, Dhofar governorate, on Monday. The exhibition will run till December 15.
Muati bin Salim al Muati, assistant director general for museums in MHT, informed that the exhibition includes displays related to the geology of Oman, including unique fossils from different geological periods that were found in a number of other governorates.
“The exhibition will also display bones of extinct animals discovered in the sultanate, in addition to models of these animals made based on scientific data. The exhibition aims to shed light on the diversity of Oman’s geological heritage and introduce it to a wider audience.”
The exhibition will also raise awareness on the importance of preserving the sultanate’s geological heritage in accordance with Oman Vision 2040 and its strategic objectives and programmes to enhance national identity.
The exhibition targets academics, teachers, university and school students, as well as jobseekers and those interested in geology.
“The ministry seeks, through this exhibition, to invest in community partnership to ensure the sustainability and maintenance of the national heritage and enhance contributions of the heritage sector to economic activities through executive programmes,” said Muati.