The gift—the largest the museum has ever received—will fund a collaborative project celebrating Omani and East African culture.

“The sun of Oman shines in this museum,” said National Museum of African Art Director Johnnetta B. Cole on a rainy Tuesday in Washington, D.C. “My colleagues and I at this museum are profoundly grateful to the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center for this amazingly generous funding that will make it possible for us to tell an exceptional story.”
That story will be told through a collaborative educational initiative titled, “Connecting the Gems of the Indian Ocean: From Oman to East Africa,” which promises to bring the two cultures to life and was spearheaded with the help of the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center in D.C.

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