Muscat, The Public Authority for Craft Industries
(PACI) organised a national workshop in Muscat on ways of preserving
and developing handicrafts in the Sultanate. The workshop is
implemented by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Organization (ISESCO) with the participation of the Oman National
Commission for Education, Culture and Science.
The workshop focuses on the reality of the craft industries in
the Sultanate and the challenges of promoting and developing them. It
also discussed the best ways to protect them and renew their images
of creativity and innovation, in addition to discussing ways to enhance
the abilities of craftsmen working in this sector.
The workshop includes a number of themes, among them
“Craft Industries between Authenticity and Modernity,” “Craft Industries
and Competiveness,” and “Marketing Obstacles,” in addition to
“Innovation and Renovation and their Role in the Development of
Traditional Crafts, Handicrafts” and “Local Tourism Development.
PACI signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the
ISESCO to enhance cooperation and consolidate joint work in areas of
mutual interest to serve both parties.
Source: Oman News Agency