Musée de l'architecture national et la vie urbaine de Gumri
Memory of the past (from 12pm till midnight)
Free admission, tour and performance.
Sergey Merkourov was born on 7th November 1881 in Alexandrapole (currently Gumri). In 1902 he began a student of the University of Zurich, in philosophy department. 1902 is a turning point regarding his professional career. He was trained by the sculptor Adolf Mayer. Through the sculptor advices, he decided to essentially devote himself to art. In 1903, he attends the Art Academy of Munich. His journeys in Italy contributed to his personal fulfillment. From 1905 to 1907 Merkourov lived and worked in Paris. At the same time, he admired the art and the ideas of the sculptor Auguste Rodin, whose we can note he got influenced on his proper works.
Beyond the monumental works, he realized funeral masks of more than 300 influential men. His first work in this field was for the funeral mask of Khrimyan Haïrik, in 1907 (Catholic Armenian). Merkourov died on in 1952.
Each year we take part in the International Museums Day and every time with different ideas. This year, on the 14th of May, we will present to the visitors all the funeral masks that we have from the Greco-armenian sculptor Sergey Mekourov. We will also have a show performed by disabled people.
Contact: Sona Haroutunyan
Phone: 00 374 55 25 25 07
Address: Hakhtanaki 47 – 3104 Gumri, Armenia
Cafesjian Center for the Arts
Cascade In Memory
Free-entry, openings, performance.
CASCADE IN MEMORY, Exhibition, Star Landing, Cafesjian Center for the Arts (admission is free)
The exhibition will be featuring the history of the Cascade Complex, the home of the Cafesjian Center for the Arts. Being a multifunctional architectural construction, the Cascade, built in 1980s, is a distinctive landmark in the city of Yerevan. The exhibition will look into the past, before the Cascade was constructed, the construction history as well as the present-day Cascade, the Cafesjian Center for the Arts with its numerous exhibitions and vigorous programming schedule.
The day will be concluded by a concert of a famous Armenian soprano Anna Mayilyan, presenting the music of Armenian composers at the Special Events Auditorium of the Cafesjian Center for the Arts.
The Museum of Monarchy, the Tower of Trongsa
International Museum Day (18 May, 2011)
Conference, educational programme, participation in the event
The Museum of Monarchy is a young institution established in the year 2008 and consisting of 14 staff and 11 galleries. Attending the International Museum Day conference would enhance the knowledge of the staff and museum functioning. Such international activity will be very useful for a small art museum in a less developed country such as Bhutan. The museum staff has never participated to such an event and it would be quite interesting and knowledge-focused to attend it.
Olympics for Earth Sciences and Geography (around 18 May, 2011)
This programme is a kind of competition on earth sciences and geography involving high-school students. As a geology museum, we want to increase students' knowledge of earth sciences and geography, and help them gain a broader understanding of museums. Olympics for Earth Sciences and Geography are a national competition in Indonesia, and this year is the second time it will be held. May is also our museum's anniversary. On 16 May, 2011, Museum Geologi will celebrate its 82nd anniversary.
Malek National Library and Museum
Site of Kamalolmolk
A cursory glance at the history of art reveals that social, political and economic conditions have always played a major role in the emergence of new artistic trends and styles.
The modern art movement in Iran had its genesis in the late 1940s and early 1950s. This was the period after the death of famous Persian painter, Kamal-ol-molk (1852–1940) and thus symbolically the end of a rigid adherence to academic painting.
Contact: Dr. Esmat Momemi
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com
Address: Melal-e Mottahed (United Nations) Street, Bagh-e Melli (National Garden), Imam Khomeini Avenue – 11155/547 Tehran, Iran
International Day of Museums (5/18/2011)
Free-entry, performance, educational programme
The Sulaymaniah Museum, the second largest museum in Iraq, will welcome the general public to a series of special events promoting Kurdish and Iraqi culture as expressed through the Sulaymaniah Museum and its schaeological collections. This is the first time the museum has used International Museum Day to promote the museum, its place in society and its relationship with the international museum community. A special educational programme for children is planned as well as a presentation of folk music and native Kurdish dress.
Contact: Hashim Hama (Director)
Phone: 964 (730) 111 8505
Address: Salim Street, Sulaymaniah (Kurdistan), Iraq
Negev Museum of Art
Free guided tours (schedule upon request - booking in advance advised)
The Negev Museum of Art which resides in a listed picturesque Ottoman building (Governor's Mansion) in the old city section of the capital of the Negev, Beer Sheva, offers a new exhibition "Southern Spirit: Aspects of the Negev in Contemporary Israeli Art" showing paintings, photographs and video art from 1990 to 2010 by internationally famed artists along with younger artists.
The museum is open 10:00 to 16:00 - admission free on IMD.
Contact: Oded Feder (Head of Education)
Address : 60 Ha'atzmaut Street, P.O.Box 5011 – 84202 Beer Sheva, Israel
"Man and the Living World"
Explore the Museum (15:00 - 18:00)
Free entry, Educational programme
From 15:00 till 18:00 A group with a guide will explore the museum and its new exhibitions "Early Men" and "Scientific magic"
During the whole time, a creative corner will be open for children
Herzl center (Sundays-Wednesdays: 8:45-17:00; Thursdays: 8:45-19:00; Fridays: 8:45-12:15)
Conference, visit, workshop, educational programme, tour of the military cemetery.
The new Herzl Museum includes a spectacular audio-visual encounter with the visionary of the Jewish State. The presentation provides a thought provoking 60 minute look into the Jewish world according to Herzl's insights. The visit to the museum allows one to be an active participant in understanding Herzl's bold aspirations and disappointments during his stormy personal journey. Through the encounter with Herzl's great achievements, the visitor senses himself a part of Herzl's enduring heritage.
All activities at the museum are by reservation only!
Weizmann House (All Day)
Guided tour in Weizmann House.
Childrens Worshop (on Saturdays 11:00-14:00)
Openings, conference, visit, performance, workshop, educational programme.
Rubin Museum: 14 Bialik St., Tel-Aviv 63324, Tel.03-5255961, Fax 03-5254230. Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 10:00-15:00, Tue 10:00-20:00, Sat 11:00-14:00.
On display, selected highlights from the museum's permanent collection of Rubin works; A new biographical display from the Museum's archive; a visit to the artist's studio preserved as it was in his lifetime; children's workshop;
An audio guide Hebrew / English / French;
Guided tours in Hebrew / English / Spanish & Russian to be reserved in advance.
Petach Tikva Museum of Art
Free-entry (18/5/2011 10:00-14:00)
The Museum will be open to the public free of charge on Wednesday 18 May 2011, from 10am till 2pm.
Contact: Ms. Yael Koor
Address: Museum complex Yad Labanim 30 Arlozorov St. Pob 1– 49100 Petach Tikva, Israel
Old Yishuv Court Museum
The Isaak Kaplan Old Yishuv Court Museum, documenting a world no longer existing: the old Jewish settlement which lived inside the old city walls for 500 years, before the city was occupied by the Jordanians. From the many Items, the story of its past owners comes to life: stories of marriage and birth, happy and sad times, everyday coping with life's difficulties, being satisfied with little and believing in the almighty.
A new exhibition: drop of milk
Contact: Ora Pikel-Zabari (Curator)
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 6 or Hachayim Street – Jerusalem, Israel
Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art
Body Gestures and campo 82133 N - Shay Frisch Peri (10:00-14:00)
Body gestures constitute a highly expressive means of communication, which includes a wide range of both conspicuous and inconspicuous movements. This language functions as a parallel or alternative to the use of words; at time it completes and underscores a verbal message, while in other instances it endows it with a different, contradictory, or surprising meaning, or replaces words altogether. The works featured in the exhibition Body Gestures examine the logic, meaning, and impact of this body language in a range of different ways.
Participating artists: William Cobbing, Pierre Coulibeuf, Thomas Hirschhorn, Lea Golda Holterman, Nadav Kander, Tali Keren, Galia Uri, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Hadas Reshef, Shachaf Yaron.
Campo 82133 N - Shay Frisch Peri
The Museum's main gallery features Shay Frisch Peri's installation campo 82133 N, which includes two wall works and a floor work. These works are composed of 82,133 black electric adaptors, which are plaited together into basic geometric shapes - a rectangle, square and circle. These three electric circuits emit a pale light, and their embroidered surfaces have an austere and meticulous quality.
Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem
Science is the story (10:00 - 18:00)
Free-entry, performance, educational programme.
Guided activity in the exhibition that links between well known Israeli childrens' story from all eras and Science and Technology
Contact: Dafna Efron (Activity Coordinator)
Address: Hebrew University Givat Ram Jerusalem ISRAEL – 91904 Jerusalem, Israel
Museum of Rishon Le-Zion
Visit (Open: 09:00-14:00)
The museum displays the contribution of Rishon Le-Zion, the first settlement of the "First Aliya" (immigration) in 1882, in molding nationalism, Hebrew culture and re-settlement in Eretz Israel. The museum is located in the historical buildings of the village: in the historical exhibit you learn about the "Firstness" of Rishon Le-Zion in creating national symbols. See where our national flag was first flown, “Hatikva" was first sung, Hebrew was first taught, and more.
The Museum exhibits are open on: Sun.Tues.Wen.Thurs.9:00-14:00, Mon 9:00-13:00, 16:00-19:00.
Clore Garden of Science
Free visit to the Clore Garden of Science (throughout May 18)
Free-entry, guided tour.
During the International Museum day, the garden is open to visitors, free of charge.
The Clore Garden of Science is an entirely outdoor science museum. It was designed to bring people of all ages closer to science in all its fascinating aspects. The Garden enables the visitor to experience science through interactive exhibits that demonstrate the principles and natural phenomena that influence our life.
The Clore Garden of Science spans 8000 square meters, all under the open sky. Natural elements such as sunlight, wind, and water play an important part in many of the Garden's hands-on displays.
The designers of the Garden took advantage of the unique dimensions of the outdoor setting, and built exhibits as tall as 20 meters. Experimenting and activating the exhibits is one of the great pleasures awaiting visitors to the Clore Garden of Science.
5 Museums (10:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Haifa Museums include 5 museums:
- Haifa Museum of Art
- Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art
- The National Maritime Museum
- Haufa City Museum
- Mané-Katz Museum
All of them will be open on International Museum Day 2011: free-entry.
Contact: Eli Berga (Marketing Director)
Address: Shabbetai Levi Street - Haifa, Israel
Hosmasa "Yad la Haganah" Museum
Hosmasa (by appointment)
Hosmasa Yad la"Haganah" Museum –
Built in 1934 over a well, set in sand dunes, the Bauhaus styled building, served as secrete training base for "Haganah" members from Holon and area, prior to the establishment of the state of Israel. The "Haganah" was an underground organization in the 40's that fought against British mandate ruling of Palestine.
An interactive exhibition and tour allows visitors to experience the "Haganah" spirit, learn about the 'security road' and life in Holon before and during the war of independence.
Visit includes entrance to the old Hosmasa well, and tour of Hosmasa garden and artifacts.
Extended tour may include visits to additional historic sites as the Pillbox, the "Security Road" and water tower as well as new sites and attractions in Holon.
We offer tour programs especially designed for school classes.
Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem
Lecture - Eternal Memory in Ancient Egypt (19:30 - 20:30)
Free-entry, educational programme.
Lecture on Eternal Memory in Ancient Egypt by Dr. Racheli Shlomi-Chen, Tel Aviv Univ. (Im Hebrew)
Hecht Museum, University of Haifa
Hours: Sun., Mon., Wed., Thurs. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. ; Tues. 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. ; Fri. 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. ; Sat. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Free guided tours
The Museum, for archaeology and art, was founded by the late Dr. Hecht.
On display fascinating archaeological exhibits focusing on findings from the Biblical period such as: "The Phoenicians"; "Ancient Crafts and Industries"; "Jewish Coins"; "Inscribed West Semitic Seals".
A special wing is dedicated to the exhibit of Ma’agan Mikhael Ancient Ship – on display are the hull of the 2400-year-old ship, the anchor and the cargo.
The Art Wing represents various art movements, with an emphasis on Impressionism and the Jewish School of Paris (Manet, Monet, Pissaro, Van-Gogh, Modigliani, Soutine and et al.).
Address: University of Haifa, Mount Carmel
The Israel Museum
The World of Art Awaits You (10am - 5pm)
On International Museum Day 2011, the Israel Museum opens its doors free of charge to the public. Apart from the magnificent permanent galleries in art, archaeology and Jewish art and life, renewed and reopened in July 2010, the Museum offers a rich program of temporary exhibitions, including William Kentridge: Five Themes (contemporary art); Helmar Lerski: Working Hands - Photographs from the 1940s; The Prince and the Paper: Masterworks from the Esterhazy Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest (prints and drawings); and Life: A User's Manual (Youth Wing exhibition).
Ghetto Fighter's House
Free-entry, educational programme, "Shoah"/Claude Lantzman - part one.
The Ghetto Fighters' House – Itzhak Katzenelson Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Heritage Museum– known as the “Home” – is not only the first Holocaust museum in the world but also the first of its kind to be founded by Holocaust survivors.
The Ghetto Fighters’ House provides its visitors, both from Israel and abroad, a unique experience, going beyond the grief and horror in order to make evident Antek Zukerman’s declaration in the first National Gathering for Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day that took place on the Ghetto Fighters’ Kibbutz: “We came here to build homes filled with life.”
Contact: Tami Yaacobi (visitors centre representative)
Address: Dn Westerm Galilee – 25220 Kibbutz Lohame Haghetaot, Israel
Ethnographic Museum at the University of Balamand
Collective memory (May 18th 2011- 4:00p.m.)
Free entry, Visit, Performance, photos exhibition
The programme will start with the signing of several books that cover the national and regional heritage. A visit of the Ethnographic museum and the exhibition of Photos taken by a local artist of Lebanese traditional houses that were destroyed in Beirut. The visit will be followed by a concert with a local Soprano singing traditional songs.
A reception will follow where traditional food will be sampled.
Contact: Nadine Panayot Haroun (Director, Dept of Archaeology and Museology)
Phone: 961-6-930250 ext:1460
Address: Al Kurah, North, Lebanon
Department of Museums
Museum and Memory (19 - 24 May, 2011)
Free entry, openings, conference, visit, performance, workshop, game, educational programme.
Official launch of International Museum Day in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.
An exhibition of objects on collective memory by several Malaysian museums.
A day seminar on Museum and Memory with local and international speakers.
A sport carnival involving more than 300 museum personnel from all the states in Malaysia. A golf tournament for museums, notable personalities and the public.
A Muziumthon (jogathon) involving the community and museum staff.
Cultural performances, workshops and educational programmes for schools. Free admission for participating museums on 18 May, 2011.
Memory and People (17 & 18 May, 2011)
Visits, performances, games, educational programmes.
ICOM Mongolia will distribute an activity programme to all museums as in previous years. Museums may add their activities to this programme.
Guests of ICOM Mongolia will intervene to transmit the documentary memory of the museum collections. The museum staff will hold meetings for the public with live interventions, which will be recorded and added the museum's collection.
Contact: Damdinsuren Tsedmaa
Address: Central cultural bld-A – 320610 Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Sorsogon Museum and Heritage Center, Inc.
IMD in Sorsogon (May 19-22, 2011)
Visit, Performance, Workshop, Heritage Tours
International Museum Day 2011 in Sorsogon, May 19-21, 2011. Spearheaded by Sorsogon Museum & Heritage Center, Inc. Heritage Tours on May 19 & 21, Museum Capability Workshop on May 20. Free Admission, Story Telling on May 19. Optional Whale Shark Interaction on May 22.
Contact: Angelita Maria Agnes (Secretary)
Address: Provincial Capitol Grounds – 4700 Sorsogon Philippines
The Vologda State Museum-Preserve of History, Architecture and Decorative Arts
The Night Fairy-tale (14-15 of May)
Openings, conference, visit, performance, workshop, game, educational programme
Theatralized historic journey to the history of Vologda, visiting open funds, visiting open expositions and exhibitions, Sofia Cathedrale, fireshow, folk ansamble "Semenkovo" performance, demonstrative show of military-historic clubs, theatralized fashion show.
Contact: Ekaterina Mazilova (scientific secretary)
Email: email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: St. S. Orlova, 15 – 160000 Vologda, Russia,
Lytkarinsky History Museum
Lytkarino and its surroundings (7pm - 9pm)
The programme will acquaint guests with the history of the city of Lytkarino and its surroundings (Petrovskoe, Ostrov, Ugresha), and their uniqueness.
Contact: Maxim Remezov
Address: quarter 7, 6 – 140081 Lytkarino, Russia
The National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA)
Museum Night (14 May, 2011)
Exhibition, video art program, creative meeting, demonstration of animated cartoons from «NCCA's children workshop»
18.00 – 23.30
"Italian Art to be listened to"
As part of Russia – Italy year 2011
curators Anna Cestelli Guidi (Italy)
19.00 – 21.00
21.30 – 23.30
Program of foreign experimental video art
Curator: Karina Karaeva
18.00 – 23.30
Program of animated cartoons from «NCCA's children workshop». New season
12.00 – 23.30
Works from NCCA's collection
Video presentation in slide-show mode
Free-entry for single visitors
Museums' night (21.05/2011 18-00 - 02-00)
Free-entry, openings, performance, game, educational programme.
Museum Night is a traditional event in Gurevsk. It consists of several stages: visit of exhibitions, the drinking of grassy teas in fields from an ancient merchant samovar; multimedia visit (slideshow) of sights in our area "Streets of a city - memory of generations". With the help of magic ancient mirrors or by speaking to fortunetellers each visitor can discover his destiny and receive a magic amulet.
Museum Night is full of interesting surprises, such as special games for children including "I’m drawing the World”, “Museum’s treasures” and others. The museum's creative specialists present the original competitions with the participation of family members. Each guest can take photos.
National Heritage Board museums and selected Museum Roundtable members
International Museum Day - Open House Day (29 May 2011 - At participating museums and galleries)
Look out for free entry to selected museums and galleries on 29 May as part of International Museum Day. Be thrilled by an array of engaging activities, as well as interactive installations and exhibitions.
So gather your family and friends for a fun day out! For more information, visit www.museums.com.sg.
Contact: Sylvia Goh (Manager, Corporate Communications)
Address: 61 Stamford Road, #03-08, Stamford Court - Singapore 178892, Singapore
Proje4L / Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art
10th anniversary celebrations
Free entry, openings, conference, visit, educational programme
23.02 - 20.08.2011 "Unbounded"- a selection from the Elgiz Collection
14.04 - 14.05.2011 "Dennis Guen Photographs", curated by Jurgen Schilling
18.05 - 02.07.2011 "A Tribute to Edward Munch", Bedri Baykam
16.09 - 30.12.2011 "10th Anniversary" - a selection from the Elgiz Collection curated by Necmi Sönmez
23.02 - 19.03.2011 "Intoxication", Halil Vurucuoglu (Project Rooms)
23.02 - 19.03.2011 "Deep - Can We Hear?", Semra Özümerzifon (Project Rooms)
23.03 - 15.04.2011 "Fold", Hale Tenger, Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Francesca Grilli, Joana Kohen, Sümer Sayın, Emrah Şergün, İgnacio Uriarte, curated by Nazlı Gürlek (Project Rooms)
04.05 - 4.06.2011 "Trauma and Shadow", curated by Derya Yücel
08.06 - 09.07.2011 "Switching Places", curated by Seda Yörüker
05.04-17.05 2011 "A Selection from the Elgiz Collection at the Cıragan Palace Gallery"
International Museum of Peace and Solidarity
"Live Music at the Museum"
Cultural and Artistic Evening
In partnership with the Samarkand State Museums and the City Department for Cultural Affairs, on 9th April we are planning to start a cycle of events to celebrate the International Museum Day 2011. During the "Live Music at the Museum" Cultural and Artistic Evening we'll introduce "Charming Hostess" band from the USA. Our American guests, composer and vocalist Jewlia Eisenberg and multi-wind instrumentalist Jason Ditzian will present their innovative historical-cultural and musical project - The Bowls Project - inspired by Babylonian amulets. "Charming Hostess" will be joined on stage by the Samarkand musicians playing Uzbek national instruments. The event will take place in the old and beautifully decorated reception hall of the Samarkand Museum for Regional Studies. The activists of Samarkand Peace Museum will give to all participants multicoloured paper cranes - an international symbol of peace, friendship and good will.