St. Kitts and Nevis to observe International Museum Day

Museum of Nevis History

ZIZ News..May 17, 2012 — The Nevis Historical and Conservation Society is pleased to announce free entrance to its Museums on Friday 18thMay, 2012, in observance of International Museums Day.

Since 1977, International Museums Day is held around the 18th of May. This year, the museum community worldwide will celebrate the 35th anniversary of this event and more than 30,000 museums in around 100 countries will hold special activities on this occasion.

The Theme of the 2012 International Museum Day, “Museums in a Changing World. New challenges, New inspiration,”we invite our visitors to consider the role of museums in our society, in an era of numerous changes.Today, the world is changing faster than ever. With new technologies comes new ideas and modern museums must compete for an audible voice against the furious pace of development.

On International Museums Day, Friday, May 18th from 9am to 12noon the NHCS aims to increase public awareness of the role of museums in our developing society and the programme for the day will be “The Good Old Days.” We have invited some of our senior citizens to interact with our primary school children to show how we used our household items in the ‘good old days’ verses their modern day equivalent. This display will be conducted only at the Museum of Nevis History at Belle Vue on Friday, May 18th from 9 am to 12 noon.

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