Muscat, The Board of Trustees of the National Museum held its fourth meeting today under the chair of Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq al- Said, Minister of Heritage and Culture, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Museum, in the presence of Dr. Madiha bint Ahmed al- Shaibaniyah, Minister of Education, Sayyid Badr bin Hamad al- Busaidi, Secretary General of the Foreign Ministry, Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed al-Dhoyani, Chairman of the National Records and Archives Authority, Dr. Munir Buchanaqi, Director of the Arab Regional Center for World Heritage and Jamal bin Hassan al- Mousawi, Director General of the National Museum, Rapporteur of the Board.

The meeting reviewed the implemented directives of the Trustees Board in its 3rdmeeting, the meeting launched the membership card of the Friends of the Museum, a card that is designed to offer a range of services to its holders inside and outside the National Museum. The card can be obtained by filling an application. The card can be renewed annually after paying RO25 for individuals. The card offers a range of benefits for its holders, such as free entrance to the museum, accompanied by one person throughout the year, discounts at the gift shop, restaurant, museum cafe, and discounts on museum publications. Cardholders also enjoy exclusive membership programs, an opportunity to visit the museum’s halls an additional hour before opening hours for all visitors, and other features to be announced soon through the museum’s official channels.

It is noteworthy that the National Museum is the most prominent cultural edifice in the Sultanate of Oman, dedicated to highlighting the treasures of Oman’s cultural heritage, since the appearance of human traces in the Omani Peninsula before about two million years ago, and to the present day, through which we look forward to our promising future.

The National Museum was established by Royal Decree No. (2013/62), issued on 16 Muharram 1435 AH (corresponding to November 20th, 2013); thus it became the legal entity in accordance with the experiences and the international standards recognized in the classification of the well-known museums.

Source: Oman News Agency