(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) The National Records and Archives Authority (NRAA) will inaugurate the third Records Exhibition at Oman International Exhibition Centre on Saturday. The week-long exhibition from November 10 will showcase archives, photos, rare coins, stamps and will also hold a technical workshops on microfilm, conservation and sterilisation. Each specialisation of the NRAA will be allocated a different section at the exhibition. It will house an international relations section portraying Oman's historical links with other countries; a private records section showcasing artefacts owned by Omani citizens and a section exclusively displaying ancient maps depicting towns, villages and ports visited by Omani ships.The highlight of the exhibition will be the restoration section, wherein technical works carried out for protecting and preserving the records will be explained. The exhibition will also host a one-day symposium on November 11, under the patronage of H E Saud Salim al Balushi, the undersecretary for educational planning and human resources development in the Ministry of Education (MoE). Ten research papers will be presented at the symposium. The first paper, on Omani-European relations, will be presented by Dr Juma Khalifa al Busaidi, NRAA's director general for research and record exchange. Hamoud Salim al Hinaei, chairman of the private records department at NRAA will discuss the role of the private records in preserving national history. Dr Aysha al Darmakyya, Yosif Ali al Balushi, acting director of records department at the Ministry of Education and Saif Rashid al Hinaei, senior head of legal affairs department at NRAA will each present a paper.