Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2018. 3:41 p.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: The Museum of Belize and Houses of Culture will celebrate International Museum Day on Friday, May 18.
This year’s theme is “Hyperconnected Museums: New Approaches, New Publics”.
The objective of International Museum Day is to raise awareness of museums as important methods of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures, and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.
The Museum of Belize will be granting free access for Belizeans to the Museum of Belize.
The Museum of Belize will also be sending their cutest and most loved representative “Beulah” to the various events being supported by the Houses of Culture to show support.
The Corozal House of Culture will take a video tour into the Past East Indian Museum located in Ranchito Village, the Darina Garifuna Museum of Libertad Village and the Malate Creole Museum of Progresso Village.
The Banquitas House of Culture of Orange Walk, is celebrating International Museum Day with a video documentary launch via social media platforms. This production features artisans and individuals in the community who help create environments outside of the museum to foster the preservation of history, culture and living traditions.
The San Ignacio & Santa Elena House of Culture will be merging their efforts with the Institute of Archaeology and Belize Archives & Records Services. They will house an exhibit showcasing an eclectic collection of ancient Mayan artifacts, photographs of the families that are the foundation of “El Cayo”, landscape photographs.
This display will be open to the public for two days only, on Thursday and Friday.
The San Pedro House of Culture has produced a video of retrospective and iconic photographs of the breathtaking island of San Pedro.
The public is invited to attend any of the events nearest to them.
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