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SQCC hosts ArtSmart Summer Camp

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Forty students from ArtSmart Summer Camp visited SQCC on 13 July. The group split into two smaller groups and each toured SQCC’s permanent exhibition space as well as the new seafaring exhibition, From Sinbad to the Shabab Oman: A Seafaring Legacy. During their tour, the group learned about Omani culture, dress and maritime history.

Throughout their visit, the group learned firsthand about Oman’s maritime past in the Indian Ocean. Campers explored five distinct Omani ports (Sohar, Dhofar, Qalhat, Sur and Muscat) at interactive iPad stands. After visiting each display, each visitor experienced first-hand how Omani dhows were sewn together with coconut hemp. Students also learned how traditional sailors used a kamal to navigate the seas in the days before the magnetic compass or sextant. 

View some pictures of the event here.

Posted By: jmahmood - Friday, 14 July, 2017 at 12:00 AM