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.
In November 2014 SQCC opened in a new building at 1100 16th Street, NW. Please stop by to see the exhibition hall with displays highlighting Omani history, culture, and heritage.
SQCC will be closed Friday 21 September in celebration of the Hijri New Year and will resume regular hours Monday 25 September.
Now On Exhibition:
"From Sinbad to the Shabab Oman: A Seafaring Legacy" 10 July - 30 September
Come with us as we sail the high seas alongside some of history’s most famous explorers and navigators – Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta, and Ahmad Ibn Majid - and visit different Omani ports of call. Each leg of this journey will explore Omani history, Omani mariners, and the Omani vessels they sailed. By interweaving the stories of these explorers with items from Omani ships and shipbuilding, we will explore the history of Omani seafaring over the last millennia.
For more information regarding SQCC's programs, scholarships, and resources, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-677-3967.
September 21, 2017 12:00 AM - 3:30 PM
A Public Lecture by Dr. Allen Fromherz, Professor of Middle Eastern, Gulf and Mediterranean History at Georgia State University.
SQCC is now accepting applications for our Research Fellowship Program.