Saturday, 20 May 2017

Warsaw set for Night of the Museums

 The objective of International Museum
  Day is to raise awareness of the fact that 
“Museums are an important means of cultural exchange,
nrichment of cultures and development of 
mutual understanding,cooperation
and peace among peoples.” 

The worldwide community of museums will celebrate International Museum Day on and around 18 May 2017. Participation in International Museum Day is growing among museums all over the world. In 2016, more than 35,000 museums participated in the event in some 145 countries.
More than 200 museums, galleries, theatres and other institutions in Warsaw are set to take part in the annual Night of the Museums, being held in the Polish capital for the 14th time. Some 300 cultural events will be on offer as museums stay open overnight Saturday-Sunday and other locations which are normally closed to the public throw open their doors. Concerts, sound-and-light multimedia shows and art exhibitions are among other attractions planned across Warsaw.
Warsaw set for Night of the Museums 20.05.2017

The Barford family have an ambitious and eclectic programme planned for tonight. Sadly there is little evidence in the offerings that there is much awareness that the International Museum Day theme chosen for 2017 is "Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums".  But then, I am not sure what the organizers mean by that.

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