ST PETERSBURG, Russia, Oman’s National Museum, will organise a celebration titled ‘Oman Day’ on July 23, in collaboration with the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Russia, to mark Renaissance Day. The celebration will include a series of Omani cultural events.

These events are being held with the participation of the National Museum, the Ministry of Heritage and Culture (MHC), the Ministry of Tourism, the National Records and Archives Authority (NRAA), the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra and Oman’s Embassy in Russia.

The Omani delegation will be led by Dr Hamad bin Mohammed al Dhoyani, NRAA chairman and member of the Board of Trustees of the National Museum. The ceremony will be held on the historic Tsarist stage in Hermitage Museum, and will include a speech by Professor Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky, director-general of the Hermitage Museum and another speech by Dr Dhoyani.

The ceremony will also include an academic symposium on the history of Oman, with the participation of Jamal bin Hassan al Mousawi, director general of the National Museum, who will give a presentation in the Russian language titled: ‘The National Museum in the Sultanate: the 21st Century Museum.’

In addition, Prof Alexandr Sidov, director of the Orientalism Museum, will present a paper titled: ‘Samahram: A Historical Landmark on the banks of the Governorate of Dhofar.’

Prof Alessandra Avizini, Professor of Philosophy in the University of Pisa, will present a paper titled ‘The Site of the Historical Slout: Heart of Oman.

Source: Nam News Network