MECA Three Views of Oman Exhibition

MECA Three Views of Oman Exhibition

Middle East Centre Archive: Three Views of Oman Society and Religion 1945-2006

The official website for the exhibition is online at

The exhibition is also being shown in London on 9th May 2012. For further information please see Oman Exhibition Invite (pdf file).

The Middle East Centre is pleased to announce a photograph exhibition 'Three Views of Oman. Wilfred Thesiger, Charles Butt, Edward Grazda. Society and Religion 1945-2006' to be held at St Antony's College on 30th September 2011.

Three Views of Oman Society and Religion 1945-2006 highlights the work of three photographers each of whom sees the world with a distinct gaze. Seen as a whole the exhibition establishes a rich visual culture for Oman over a 70 year period and suggests that individuals as much as civilisations bring their uniqueness to the challenge of Anglo-American and Arab cultural engagement.

Raina Sacks Blankenhorn, Curator.

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Muscat Mango boats, 23 June 1970 Charles Butt Collection Oman 0285





The Middle East Centre, St Antony's College, University of Oxford The Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman The Center for Global Engagement, Institute for American Values

Exhibition Advert (pdf file)

Location and Time

The exhibition is being held in the Dining Hall of St Antony's College, 62 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6JF on Friday 30th September 2011 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

Refreshments served. Short Program at 6.30pm

Please RSVP by Tuesday 20th September, preferably by email to Kathie Mackay

The exhibition is free and all are welcome.

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Muttrah Main Gate, 1 May 1967

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Charles Butt Collection at St Antony's College

The Middle East Centre Archive has extensive holdings of papers and photographs relating to Oman. To view more Charles Butt photographs please visit the Charles Butt Photo Gallery For more details about our holdings on Oman please see the Oman Archive webpage