International Museum Day 2011

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The worldwide community of museums will celebrate International Museum Day on May 18, 2011. Every year, since 1977, the International Council of Museum (ICOM) has celebrated International Museum Day and activities are held worldwide.  The theme for International Museum Day 2011 is Museum and Memory.

“Museums preserve memories and tell stories. They have in their collections numerous objects that are fundamental to the memory of the communities we live in. These objects are the expression of our natural and cultural heritage. Many of them are fragile, some endangered, and they all need special care and conservation. International Museum Day 2011 will be an opportunity to discover and rediscover your individual and collective memory”. (ICOM)
In conjunction with this year’s observance, the Museum of Belize & Houses of Culture will host an Open Day on May 18th, 2011.  However, activities will not be limited just May 18th, 2011.  There will events throughout the week at the Museum of Belize & all the Houses of Culture in the country.
“Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples”. (ICOM)

Belizeans are especially encouraged to visit one of these Cultural Spaces starting the week of May 16th, 2011.  Entrance Fees will be waived for all Belizeans who visit the Museum of Belize and all Houses of Culture Activities will also include:
Museum of Belize
 Free admission, visit, and exhibition
Guests will have an opportunity to view the new exhibition: The People Who Carved the Jades and their Descendants, as well as our other displays.

Government House- House of Culture
Open Day, visit, exhibition
Guests are invited to view the National Collection in Gallery 2.  There will be games and giveaways.
Educational programme, visit
Banquitas HOC will be showing cultural videos on the Q'eqchi' Maya and the Mopan Maya
Guests are invited to view the Pirates in Belize exhibition.

Remember Wednesday, May 18th,   is International Museum Day.  For more information, you can log on to our facebook or twitter page, museumofbelize or contact us at tel.: 223-4524 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



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