National Museum director in Apollo’s inspiring personalities

September 11, 2019

Jamal al Moosawi, director general of the National Museum, has been featured among the 40 most inspiring young people in the region’s art and culture world by international art magazine Apollo’s 40 Under 40 Middle East list.

In 2017, Jamal al Moosawi was appointed director general of the National Museum in Muscat, Oman’s flagship cultural institution.

In his previous role of acting director general, he had overseen its public opening in 2016 – and was involved with the early stages of the museum’s development as its project director. Intended to establish a lasting cultural legacy, the museum is equipped with a learning centre and conservation facilities.

Moosawi’s previous posts include being a curator at the Museum of Modern Arab Art, Doha, in 2007–08, and regional arts project manager for the GCC, Iraq and Yemen at the British Council.

Apollo, the international monthly art magazine, has announced its annual ‘40 Under 40’ list of the most inspirational young people making their mark in the art world. Each year, the publication focuses on different regions around the world.

Founded in 1925 and published monthly, Apollo is one of the world’s oldest and most respected magazines on visual arts. It covers everything from antiquities to contemporary work, as well as providing in-depth discussions of the latest art news and debates; exclusive interviews with the world’s greatest collectors and artists; expert information on the market, authoritative guidance on collecting, and reviews and previews of exhibitions worldwide. Apollo is based in London.