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Spain's Acciona to design National Museum of Oman

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Madrid, Apr 21 (EFE).- Spain's Acciona Producciones y Diseño has been selected by the Omani government to design the National Museum of Oman, the first museum in the Middle East that will be able to serve the blind, in a deal worth 18 million euros ($24.8 million), the company said Monday.

The project is the biggest to be undertaken by Acciona Producciones y Diseño in Asia.

The National Museum of Oman, which is expected to open in the fourth quarter of this year, will have 4,000 sq. meters (about 43,000 sq. feet) of space and display its permanent collection in 12 halls.

The museum will exhibit about 7,000 pieces that tell Oman's history, as well as offering visitors interactive and audiovisual displays.

The facility will have a temporary exhibition space, a conservation center and a classroom for schoolchildren.

The National Museum of Oman will be accessible to the blind and people with limited mobility.

Acciona Producciones y Diseño, which was founded in 1992, has received several contracts in the Middle East in recent years, serving customers in Qatar, Kuwait and Oman, where it has a subsidiary.

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