Within the framework of a cooperation agreement between ICCROM and the National Museum of Oman for the conservation and rehabilitation of the “Sayyied Nader and Sayyieda Muzna” houses an expert mission to Muscat was carried out from 24th till the 28th of February 2019 to investigate the structural conditions of both Bait Sayyid Nadir and Bait Sayyida Muzna, as well as understand the nature of the structure, the construction and coating materials. The expert mission was led by ICCROM consultants Dr. Ayman Herzallah, Eng. Tiziana Nazzola and Arch. Hiba Alkadri, project consultant and local coordinator.
During the five-days mission, the team performed several inspections and investigations of slabs, walls and foundations, in addition to collecting all required information to acquire a comprehensive understanding of the architecture and structure of these traditional Royal houses.
Some structural works were identified in one of the houses and urgent intervention was made. The team took necessary measures and set temporary consolidation in place until the commencement of restoration work.