International Museum Day

May 18th is a special date where museums around the world celebrate International Museum Day.

This year, the theme of the theme for the day will be: “Museum Collections Make Connections.” This theme is a reminder that museums are living institutions that help create bonds between visitors, generations and cultures around the world.

Museums in the Pacific Islands are also gearing up for this date, and have prepared exciting programs to share with their respective communities. Some will be organizing events leading up to the 18th, some will celebrate on the day, while others will continue the week after. The Pacific Island Museum Association will hopefully highlight some of these events. 

IMG_0354The Robert Louis Stevenson House Museum in Vaialima, Apia, Samoa

Visit a museum in your community and enjoy the day!

About islandculturearchivalsupport

Island Culture Archival Support (ICAS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of records pertaining to the cultural identity of island peoples in Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia whose national and public archives, libraries, cultural centers, and business organizations are underprivileged, underfunded, and understaffed. The specific purpose for which this nonprofit corporation was formed is to support the needs of these South Pacific cultural heritage institutions by helping to preserve and make accessible records created for business, accountability or cultural purposes. The organization will endeavor to add value by providing resources or volunteers to advise, train, and work among island residents to support their efforts in building their future and preserving their collective memory through the use of modern archival techniques.
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