Mouza Sulaiman Mohamed Al-Wardi
Oman Across Ages Museum
Assistant Director General for Museum Affairs
ITP Year: 2013
Mouza is Assistant Director General for Museum Affairs at Oman Across Ages Museum, a new museum which opened in 2023. Her work sees her involved in much of the management of the museum and developing training and initiatives for staff. She also prepares and plans programs relevant to the museum’s mission, collaborating with local and international museums and the Omani embassy. She is currently working on fundraising and developing a community support programme.
Mouza graduated from the School of Art at the University of Technology in Perth, Western Australia with a bachelor’s degree in Heritage and Cultural Studies. After graduating she worked as a Project Coordinator for the Omani Heritage Gallery to establish a training system to improve quality, efficiency and product development of Omani Traditional Crafts. She then took on the role of curator for the new National Museum project, working under the Ministry of Heritage and Culture. This involved new research on the existing collection, reviewing gallery designs and museography plans, and organising local and international acquisitions and loans. More recently Mouza has taken on the role of Head of Studies and Research for the new National Museum project. In 2019, Mouza was appointed as Director of the Collections Department at the National Museum.
At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2013, Mouza was based in the Middle East Department, and her partner placement was spent at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, Newcastle.
In 2013 participants are asked to prepare a project outlining an exhibition proposal based on the space and programme for the British Museum’s Asahi Shimbun Displays in Room 3. Mouza’s exhibition project proposal was entitled The Form of a Snake.
Mouza’s place on the programme was generously supported by Thomas Neurath: Thames & Hudson.
Mouza worked with British Museum colleagues on the 2023 Asahi Shimbun Display Making their mark; women silversmiths from Oman which explored the stories of three women who are helping to revive the longstanding tradition of silversmithing in Oman.