The National Museum of the Sultanate of Oman has appointed Macro, Mace’s property consultant and facilities management subsidiary, to support its recently publicly opened museum to provide Total Facilities Management. The deal is set to last for four years.
The National Museum of the Sultanate of Oman was officially opened in 2015 and opened to the public in June this year, to showcase the Kingdom’s cultural heritage and treasures. The new Museum is located in the capital city of Muscat. The city covers more than 25,000 square metres – of which 13,000 square metres is dedicated to thirteen permanent exhibition halls. The Museum is home to more than 5,000 artefacts related to the Kingdom’s history: from maritime history to weapons, cultural achievements, Aflaj, coins and pre-history, among others. The building also provides space for temporary exhibitions. As part of the Kingdom’s cultural preservation efforts, the museum also supports a conservation department along with facilities for collections management.
Oman's museum recently announced that it has selected Macro, the property consultant and facilities management arm of Mace, to provide Total Facilities Management (TFM) for the new Museum. Macro was established in 2002 to encapsulate Mace’s earlier work in the space which traces back to the early 1990s. The subsidiary today has a footprint on four continents and provides its consultancy and management services to a diverse client base.
The four year contract, the value of which has not been disclosed, sees the firm provide a broad range of services, from technical solutions, cleaning, and pest control to managed polices to Quality Management System (QMS), Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM) and Quality, Health, Safety & Environment (QHSE).
Acting Director-General of the National Museum, Jamal al-Moosawi, says that the institute is “pleased” to be working with the 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,” he adds.
Chairman of Macro Group and Managing Director of Macro International, Bill Heath, says that the firm is “honoured” to be working with the National Museum - Sultanate of Oman, which is set to be “a world class museum.” Heath adds, “This builds on Macro’s recent successes in the arts and culture sector.”