Friday, May 06, 2005

Museums Bridging Cultures

The Gibraltar Museum will be celebrating International Museums Day on Saturday 14th May 2005
The Gibraltar Museum will be joining museums all over the world in celebrating International Museums Day on Saturday 14th May 2005.

The theme for this year is “Museums Bridging Cultures.”

The Ministry for Culture said:

“This year’s event aims at raising public awareness about the vital role museums play in celebrating differences. On one level, museums create a new sense of community by giving value to a common cultural heritage. On another, museums can also highlight the role of individuals and groups whose singularities and differences are the cornerstone of the diversity inherent to that common heritage.

International Museums Day is particularly significant this year as it coincides with the Museum’s 75th Anniversary year. The highlights of the year will be the restored Medieval Baths and Rock Model.

The general public will have the opportunity to view the Baths and Rock Model free of charge, two days after the official opening. Visitors will be treated to a “re-enactment visit” of the baths; a member of the museum team dressed in 14th Century Costume will be in attendance.

Other highlights for the day include a “Gibraltar’s Cultural Diversity” photographic exhibition, treasure hunt, kids “stop & draw” areas and Radio Gibraltar Road show.

The Arch Museum Restaurant will also be joining in the day’s festivities by offering a special “Bridging Cultures” menu. Activities will run from 10:00 to 18:00. Entrance free."

For further information visit The Gibraltar Museum Website


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