National Museums Committee Meets

Muscat, The National Museums Committee, in

its new structure, held its first meeting at the Ministry of Heritage and

Culture today in the presence of Salim bin Mohammed al-Mahrouqi,

Undersecretary of Ministry of Heritage and Culture for Heritage Affairs.

Salem al-Mahrooqi highlighted the importance of the efforts of

all concerned parties to enable private museums to enrich their

cultural, educational and tourist role in accordance with the regulations

of these museums and heritage houses. He pointed out that these

regulations are reviewed and evaluated taking into account the latest

developments and the importance of adherence to best professional


The first meeting of the committee, chaired by Rahma bint

Qasim al-Farsi, Director General of Museums, discussed the topics on

the agenda in order to achieve the tasks and powers of the committee

to ensure communication between museum staff, coordination between

the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and the Omani staff in

museums, the transfer of international concepts, standards and

practices in museum work, in addition to to be keen to develop the

common museum work and take advantage of the exchange of


Source: Oman News Agency