The NRAA Continues Documenting and Preserving the National Memory in Musandam Governorate
In a continuation of NRAA’s various programs and activities, NRAA’s team of Private Records Section visited the Governorate of Musandam. The team will stay in the governorate until 22 September aiming at documenting and preserving the memory of the nation and to register private records owned or possessed by citizens like private and public correspondence, legal documents, manuscripts, pictures, maps, wills, and other various records that can be added to the records and historical asset of the Sultanate of Oman. The visit also aims at introducing the Authority’s efforts in preserving records and archives.
Private records are given a special attention and an appropriate mechanism for preservation because they represent a vital part of the national memory of the country. Therefore, these records are considered confidential and inaccessible in accordance to the periods specified by the person or through the legal periods stipulated in the Records and Archives Law, and they are not allowed to be viewed by researchers before the determined deadlines.