Macro has been appointed by The National Museum – Sultanate of Oman, to provide Total Facilities Management (TFM) services to its brand new premises in Muscat, over four years.
The National Museum – Sultanate of Oman, which was designed to bring Oman’s unique cultural heritage to life, is built over 13,700 sq metres and is located next to the Qasr al-Alam Palace, the main Royal ceremonial palace of the nation. It officially opened on 15 December 2015 by Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmood al-Said, Deputy Minister for the Council of Ministers, and a number of specially invited dignitaries were in attendance. The building opened to the public on 30th July 2016.
The full scope of services include technical solutions, cleaning, pest control, managed polices, a Quality Management System (QMS), Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM), Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) and resource management.
Acting director-general of the National Museum, Jamal al-Moosawi, said: “We are pleased to be working with an internationally renowned FM provider such as Macro Group. Their flexible approach and robust processes and procedures have helped us align our FM services. Both the Museum and the Macro teams have worked hard to ensure the opening of the Museum was a success and we look forward to maintaining our high standards for this cultural landmark.”
Chairman of Macro Group Bill Heath, added: “We are honoured to be working with the National Museum – Sultanate of Oman, which is set to be a world class museum. This builds on Macro’s recent successes in the arts and culture sector.”
The National Museum – Sultanate of Oman, covers all aspects of Oman’s rich cultural heritage and displays maritime history, currency, weapons and armour within its large 14 galleries. There is an UHD standard AV theatre, a conservation department along facilities for collections management, graphics, interactive displays and classrooms designed for teaching children who visit the museum about the artefacts held within the facility. The museum houses one of the largest free standing display cabinets in the world and caters for all visitors with special needs.