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The general aims for the Art Curriculum in Basic Education

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The general aims of the Art Education curriculum were developed from these postulates. The general aims for art curriculum in Basic Education are:

1.To identify the aesthetics and artistic values in the components of Omani environment and traditional handcrafts, and work to develop them through creative ideas according to students' abilities and their level of intellectual maturity.

2.To recognize the importance of materials in the environment and their relation with styles of implementation in art and work in an economical way toward the consumption of rationalisation.

3.To recognise the tools needed to produce artworks and work towards keeping and preserving them.

4.To develop the students' abilities for artistic appreciation of the aesthetic values of Omani art and to foster creative development of such art.

5.To improve the artistic, and appreciative abilities of the students in such a way as to help them express their reality and future visualizations.

6.To help students develop skills to express opinions and judge artworks.

7.To help students acquire the skill of observation, the ability to finish work appropriately and the ability of mastery.

8.To foster cooperative learning through the use of group work in producing different artworks.

9.To develop students' abilities in terms of their needs, interests and artistic readiness.

10.  To form plastic and artistic attitudes derived from Omani artistic heritage, Islamic and Arabic Arts through visiting museums and places of antiquity.

11.  To foster the development of students' abilities and increase their level of artistic skill.

12.  To appreciate the values of different kinds of artworks and respect those who created them.

13.  To participate in developing and beautifying the surrounding environment, such as school and home.

14.  To participate in national and international contests and represent the Sultanate in Gulf, Arab, Global contests.

15.  To help students form attitudes around contemporary issues and concepts and to help them express these visually through different artistic topics.

16.  To help students use their leisure times in producing advantageous artworks.


Appendix: Museums in Oman


Oman Museum:

Was opened under the auspices of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said on 17 November 1974. The museum contains the following sections: Ancient History, Maritime History, Land & Human being, Architecture & Arts and Traditional Weapons.


National Museum:

Was opened in 1978. It is located in a suburb of Muscat and was previously known as the Museum of Bait Assayed / Nadir bin Faisal bin Turki. It contains valuable collections of Omani heritage treasury like silver ornaments, copper crafts and samples of known Omani ships. In addition, it contains the letter, dated back to the 8th Century Hijri, sent by the Prophet Mohammed ( Peace be upon him ) to the rulers of Oman A'bd and Jaifer Sons of Al Julanda, inviting the people of Oman to Islam. There is a special section in the museum for the belongings of Al Busaidi dynasty, rulers of Zanzibar.


Omani - French Museum:

Was the residence of the French Consul in Muscat, known as Bait Faransa. It was presented as a gift by the Sultan Assayed / Faisal bin Turki to the first French Consul in Muscat in 1896. It was opened on 29 January 1992 under the auspices of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said and the late French President Francois Metran. The museum contains historical documents, pictures and samples of Omani - French ships in addition to Omani and French costumes & jewellery.


National History Museum:

Was opened on 20 December 1985. It contains the following four sections: Oman the country of diversified physical features, Oman through geological ages, Diversified Wildlife of Oman, Wale & Sea Creatures Hall. In addition to these, the museum contains four other sections for preservation and archive purposes.   


Children's Museum:

Was opened on 14 November 1990 as a gift from His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said to Omani children. In this museum children can learn, through (hands on) experience, basic scientific experiments and principles. It contains several innovative ideas to explore these scientific methods for the children.   


Sohar Fort Museum:

Was opened in February 1993. It consists of the following six sections: Private facilities, Exhibits of the ancient copper trade in Sohar, Tomb of the late Sayyed / Thuwaini bin Said Al Busaidi (1866), An underground passage directing west to the exit, Exhibits of the importance of Sohar and its history of navigation and overseas trade with Canton in China, Archaeological evidences of Sohar and the events witnessed by the city. 


Bait al Zubair Museum (1988):

Is Oman's newest museum and has a vast collection of ancient household equipment, costumes and weapons. Most of the exhibits have come from the owner's private collection. Outside, there is a falaj running through a full-scale Omani village and souk.


Bait Muzna Gallery (2000):

Nestled in the heart of this sparkling clean city, the Bait Muzna Gallery also has its own unique history. Originally the home of a member of the Oman Royal Family, this traditionally designed house was renovated for use as an art gallery in 1999, opening its doors in January 2000. This renovation came about through the vision and dedication of the American-born wife of a nephew of the original owner, Sayyida Muzna bint Nadir.

Art is the soul of a culture and the Gallery recognizes that contemporary art is an essential indicator of the state and progress of a society. As Oman continues to develop and open up to international business and tourism, Omani art and artists are set to benefit from this increased exposure. A main goal of Bait Muzna Gallery is to provide an accessible and welcoming venue to showcase these talents. Cooperation with the Omani Fine Arts Society has helped in making this possible.




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