"Knowledge is not absolute and can always be revised," His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said. ~ address at Sultan Qaboos University in May 2000.

Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center Library

The library catalog is where to search for materials in our local collection as well as other related electronic and web resources.

The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center Library features a special collection of Arabic and English language books, periodicals and photographic works on the history, literature, politics and religion of The Sultanate of Oman. The range of resources covers art and architecture, law, Islamic Law, Ibadi Islam, Qur’anic studies, histories of Oman and Zanzibar, Arabic literature in the form of short stories and poetry, literary criticism as well as materials on science, education and libraries.

The collection features many publications not found elsewhere in the United States and includes a wide range of government publications.

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The National Museum, Sultanate of Oman: Highlights

“The National Museum, Sultanate of Oman: Highlights”, introduces the galleries of the Omani National Museum located in Muscat. The National Museum’s galleries retrace Oman's history at different eras, from as early as two million years ago to the present era. Specifically, it includes over 7,000 artifacts, plus rare valuable documents. Generally, these documents cover correspondences exchanged between Omani Rulers, Sultans, and conventions, as well as including maps and even manuscripts that show the strong Omani cultural and historical identity. This guidebook emphasizes the National Museum’s worldwide dimension as well as its important role in preserving the cultural treasures of Oman. Further, it showcases valuable objects related to Oman’s cultural heritage, which have been significantly shaped through time by multiple Omani generations. The National Museum’s galleries help any visitor to become familiar and get immersed in Omani culture. These galleries cover several related themes such as: The land and the people, maritime history, aflaj (irrigation system), currency, Oman and the world, Prehistory and ancient History, the Renaissance, and intangible heritage etc. This book includes valuable illustrated images of the National Museum’s unique objects. It also includes captions for each image. Author: The National Museum - Sultanate of Oman Publisher: Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers, Ltd, London, 2016. Available to check out! here!

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Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center Library

Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
1100 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
library@sqcc.org
Phone: 202.677.3967 x104