Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC)
The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) is dedicated to educating the peoples of the United States and Oman about the breadth and richness of our two cultures. SQCC promotes mutual respect and understanding between our nations and strives to educate a new generation of culturally sensitive and knowledgeable citizens in each society. Through outreach programs, scholarships, lectures, educational resources, cultural partnerships, and our Cultural Center in Washington, DC, SQCC brings the culture, history, and heritage of our nations to audiences in the US and abroad.
The Center is named for His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said of Oman, and was established in 2005. H.E. Hunaina S. Al-Mughairy, Ambassador of Oman to the United States, serves as Chair of the SQCC Board of Oversight. Ms. Kathleen Ridolfo
serves as Executive Director and heads the office in Washington, DC, and Dr. Iman Al-Busaidi
serves as the Deputy Director in Muscat, Oman. SQCC is funded by the Government of the Sultanate of Oman and is a program of the Middle East Institute.
For more information regarding SQCC's programs, scholarships, and resources, please email email@example.com
or call 202-677-3967
January 21, 2014
Delegation meets with senior government officials, and tours important educational and cultural sites
November 26, 2013
A press conference was held to announce that the Sultanate of Oman will provide a gift of $1.8 million to the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art to fund a series of programs highlighting the arts of Oman and East Africa.