Muscat – Royal Court Affairs (RCA) has launched a logo design competition for the Oman Across Ages Museum, a landmark structure that is set to put the sultanate on the map of world-class museums.
Located in Manah in Dakhliyah, the museum will keep the legacy and values of the Omani Renaissance alive in the young people of the nation.
A project envisioned by the late Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who laid its foundation stone in 2015, the museum will showcase the history of Oman through the ages in sound and pictures.
Inviting specialists in the field of logo design to compete in the contest, RCA stated that the logo must be based on the ancient history of Oman and the achievements witnessed during the Blessed Renaissance, as well as focus on the nature and geographical diversity of the country.
The logo must be original and unique and the participant should bear legal responsibility for intellectual property rights. It should include the name of Oman Across Ages Museum in Arabic and English.
The competition is open to all Omani creators, residents and local institutions. Participants can submit a maximum of three designs and the museum reserves the right not to accept entries that do not meet specifications. It has the right to withhold the award if the required conditions are not met.
The winner will be awarded a cash prize of RO1,500, followed by RO800 for the second and RO500 for the third prize.
The creative works of the winning entries will be considered the property of the Oman Across Ages Museum. Designers will not entitled to demand the return of the submitted designs in the future.
The last date for submission of designs is August 25.
The museum is spread on an area of around 40,000sqm, and the building design is inspired by the geometric profile of the Hajar Mountains and its canyons. It comprises 9,000sqm of permanent and temporary exhibition galleries, a library, an auditorium, research and storage space, and children’s classrooms. It harmoniously coexists with its unique surrounding landscape.
The museum is a celebration of the country’s rich history, culture and economic growth through time while offering an insight into Oman’s tomorrow.