Muscat – The National Museum of Oman has on Sunday begun a four-day long international conference to bring to the fore various unique elements of floral art, while offering the participants a space to demonstrate their skills and creativity in flower arrangement.
The International Conference for Floral Artists began at the National Museum in collaboration with the World Association for Floral Artists (WAFA). The event received participants from over 18 countries featuring artists and enthusiasts in the art of flower arrangement.
“The conference aims to promote the art of flower arrangement, enhance the exchange of ideas related to the art and its associated interests, conserve natural and environmental resources, and strengthen connections among the WAFA members,” officials said.
The four-day conference will include events, lectures, and workshops highlighting the participants’ skills and creativity in flower arrangement. Guided tours and an introduction to the National Museum will be also organised during the event.
An international competition will be held for participating members, along with live presentations on arranging and shaping artistic displays using diverse flowers. These presentations will be delivered by renowned floral artists, including international arrangers such as Madhu Shah from Australia, Kitty Gallanghar from Ireland and Poornima Subramanian representing the Sultanate of Oman.
WAFA is a non-profit, non-partisan organisation of International floral art societies, which was formed in 1981. It enhances the diversity of floral art form by transcending international cultural barriers and bringing together fresh ideas.