Launch of International Museum Day 2017

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The worldwide community of museums will celebrate the International Museum Day (IMD) on 18 May 2017. It is an occasion that aims to honor museum audiences and to offer a wide range of special activities.

Thus, the BA Antiquities Museum is delighted to celebrate IMD by organizing a workshop to be held on Sunday, 14 May 2017, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, for 8–15 year old visitors. Art activities will be carried out during the workshop to manifest and explore the various historical periods of Egypt.

The theme of the 2017 IMD is “Museums and Contested Histories: Saying the Unspeakable in Museums”. It focuses on the role of museums that use their services to benefit societies and, thus, become hubs for promoting peaceful relationships between different peoples. This theme also highlights how the acceptance of a contested history is the first step toward envisioning a shared future built on reconciliation.