A mark in the hands of men (6pm-12am)
Free entry, tour, entertainment, recreational activity.
This activity is meant to teach the visiting public about the origins of the Argentine fingerprint system, created by the Police Superintendant Juan Vucetich, and its significance in human identification. This activity is usually presented to school communities. For this occasion, it will be available for all audiences participating in the Night of Museums.
Contact: Patricia Garachico (Cultural Development Area manager)
Address: 54 N° 393, 1900 La Plata, Argentina
Museo Histórico Municipal Alfred Enrique Mulgura
One museum, a thousand stories (8am-10pm)
Educational programme, entertainment. Free entry.
The Museum will be open all day long on 18 May, 2011, providing an educational programme to schools in two shifts (morning and afternoon), games, guided tours, connection to heritage and workshops with local historians. Musical entertainment by local artists.
Contact: Clara María Rodriguez (Museóloga)
Address: Larrea nº 454 – 7223 General Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales "Bernardino Rivadavia"
Storytelling (2pm and 4pm)
Free admission, oral narrative.
"Musecuentos" (The objects tell my story)
Storytelling (Oral Narration) for children 6 to 12 years.
Two storytellers will share literary stories and to do that, in every story an object that lives in the museum will be highlighted.
This activity will serve as an illustration or a support to what is expressed primarily through the spoken word, gesture and body language. In some cases tell stories with objects will trigger the stories to be shared with the public.
Bearing in mind that when tales are primarily aimed at the younger ones, they usually are accompanied by adults, the opportunity will then become a space for everyone.
The activity will aim to raise awareness of the important role for museums in society, being a meeting point of culture, celebrating the meeting of the objects, stories and words.
Storytellers: Claudio Cuevas and Raul Ledesma.
Contact: Vanessa Iglesias (BA in Museum Studies)
Phone: 4982-8370 ext. 181
Fax: 4982-6670 ext. 172
Address: Avenida Angel Gallardo 470 - C1405DJR Caba, Argentina
Museo de las Campanas
Children come and hear stories in museums (from 10am to 7pm)
Free admission, visit, educational programme.
Coordinated program for elementary school students to take a tour in the museum and have time for questions, photographs, notes that will be completed by the school program with a written description of the lived experience in the museum.
Contact: Edgardo Jose (director - owner)
Phone: 54 - 3544-471736
Address: Urquiza 962 - 5889 Mina Clavero - Cordoba, Argentina
Museo Municipal de Arte
El Museo y la Gente (10am – 1pmy 5pm - 8pm)
Free entry, inauguration, visit, show, playing activity, educational programme.
Our programme was born from the idea that visitors are part of the museum’s heritage during these celebrations. Our activities will take place during the whole month of May inside and outside the Museo Municipal de Arte’s installations.
We are able to organize this activity thanks to the participation of the museum’s team and of artists working in the fields of audiovisual, music or theatre.
We will show the audiovisual register of activities organized by the museum inside and outside the institution over the last few years.
Museo Instrumentos Musicales Dr. Azzarini
El Museo va a la Escuela (9am – 5pm)
Free entry, educational program.
The event will take place in the rural school of Gorina Partido de La Plata, Argentina.
In the framework of the “Museum is going to school” project, the educational community will have access to the museum – these schools usually don’t know museums or their signification because of economics reasons or distance.
Thanks to the presentation of many musical instruments belonging to the Museo Dr. Emilio Azzarini and of power points, a workshop will be realized in which pupils, teachers and the community will get to know the museums’ functions and goals.
Barbados Museum and Historical Society
Conservation conference (2 & 3 May, 2011)
Free entry, openings, conference, workshop, educational programme.
The Barbados Museum will be launching and focusing on a number of activities during the month of May, starting with an exhibition in the form of a visual and audio documentary of Barbadian Second World War veterans. A Conservation Conference with conservators from the UK and Puerto Rico will follow. This Conference will be open to ICOM members and a few others and is in collaboration with the University of The West Indies in Barbados.
The staff at the Barbados Museum will also be attending a conservation workshop specifically aimed at integrated pest management for one day at the Museum.
If possible, the Barbados Museum will launch a temporary exhibition of Barbadian objects reflecting forgotten domestic memory at The Barbados Museum and at an offsite location. This section will be shared with other ICOM members and institutions who can host a temporary exhibition of this nature. Texts will highlight the use of the objects accompanied by images.
In addition, a large book or canvas will be installed for visitors and locals to document in their chosen form any type of memory. The African Gallery at the Barbados Museum will also host two small cases containing miniature African figurines and objects as part of our contribution to highlight Africa's cultural contribution to the world.
Contact: Mrs. Allison Callender
Address: St. Anns, Garrison, St. Michael, BB14038 Bridgetown, Barbados
The Member Museum
Bus Tour to Museums (Wednesday, 18 May, 2011)
It is proposed that there will be an all day bus tour to several museums on International Museum Day. Starting at the Barbados Museum, the tour will travel to George Washington House, the Museum of Parliament and National Heroes Gallery, the Nidhe Isreal Museum, the Folkstone Museum and the Olympic Museum, and then return to the Barbados Museum.
Entrance to these museums will be free and individuals will only be asked to make a contribution to transportation.
This was a successful venture in the past and is worthy of being revisited. Marketing will be done to ascertain whether Wednesday is preferable to Saturday.
Contact: Mrs. Allison Callender
Address: St. Anns, Garrison, St. Michael, Barbados
Exhibition of Contemporary Art (opens May 2nd - 30th, daily from 9 am- 6pm)
Black Jacobins Exhibition of Contemporary Caribbean Art. A joint venture with the Diaspora Vibe Cultural exchange.
Following will be the Black Jacobins Exhibitions of New Commissioned works entitled Three Moments in Caribbean Art at the Morning side Gallery, At The Barbados Community College
Contact person is Allison Thompson: firstname.lastname@example.org
The I'Akobi Youth Resource Center
Free-entry, openings, visit, educational programme.
A temporary exhibiton related to “Museum and Memory”, as well as an exhibition highlighting African Awareness. There will be local and as well as African cuisine available for sale during the week.
Contact: Ms. Oneka Small
Address: St. Michael, Bridgetown, Barbados
Museo Nacional de Etnografía y Folklore
Museum and children (5pm – 10pm)
Free entry, inauguration, visit, performance, workshop, play activity, educational programme and educational videos.
Multicultural dance workshop, folk group presentation, museum rooms visit, video projections.
Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos
Textiles: el sentir y el vivir en los Andes (9.30am – 12pm et 3pm – 6pm)
Free entry, visit.
The museum will be open during the schedule mentionned above. Entry will be free of charge.
A free guided tour will be offered at 11am which will allow visitors to understand better the capacity of textiles to transfer peoples from Bolivian Andes’ feelings and way of living.
Aymara traditional dress of mama thalla. Aroma region, La Paz, Bolivia.
Contact: Waldo Jordán (Graduated in Anthropology)
Address: Plaza Benito Juárez # 488, Miraflores - La Paz, Bolivia
Web site: http://www.museodetextiles.org
Museo del Poncho
El poncho: símbolo de autoridad y servicio (9.30am - 12pm and 3pm – 6pm)
Free entry, visit.
The museum’s installations will be accessible on the schedule indicated above and entry will be free of charge.
The visit will allow visitors to recognize that poncho, with its wide range of colours and designs, has a great value. After more than 500 years still it symbolise authority and loyalty to the community.
Poncho from the central region of the country. Region of Potosí, Bolivie.
Museu de Arte Sacra Jesuino do Monte Carmelo
Places of Memory (17 May, 2011 at 19:30)
This exhibition deals with the relationship between memory and art, especially the religious art seen in architectural monuments in the city of Itu, São Paulo.
Museum of History of Medicine of Rio Grande do Sul – MUHM
Sarau Lírico (Every first Thursday)
Free-entry, openings, conference, visit, performance, workshop, educational programme, musical programme.
With the help of all its riches of documents, rare objects and testimonies, MUHM recover and narrate not only the medical activity in Rio Grande do Sul, state in the South of Brazil, but the history of our society as well.
We are here to occupy the lacking space in our State, for the preservation and spreading of the historical-cultural patrimony of medicine, whether regarding the profession or its professionals. In the museum’s modern conception, besides the indispensable need to preserve, it must inform, instigate and promote knowledge.
Museu de Ciências da Terra Alexis Dorofeef
9th Week National Museum (16 to May 20)
Free-entry, Conference, Visit, Workshop, Educational programme
Chat with Science - Thursday (05/19), at 4pm.
Theme: "Communication, Memory and Heritage"
Guest: Fernanda Alvarenga Fernandes Pires - Journalist, Ms. Literary Theory / UFJF
Meeting between neighbors - Monday to Thursday (16/05 to 19/05), 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 6pm
Visits to the exhibits of the Museu de Ciências da Terra Alexis Dorofeef and the Museu de Zoologia João Moojen.
Vila Giannetti, 31 houses and 32, Federal University of Viçosa campus
Inauguration of Conviverde - Friday (20/05), 2pm.
Inauguration of the Green Room of the Museu de Ciências da Terra Alexis Dorofeef with play and educational activities.
Contact: Mrs. Cristine Muggler
Phone: 55 31 3899 2662
Address: Vila Giannetti, 31 Viçosa Federal University Campus, Viçosa, Brazil
Uptime consultants Ribeirão Preto
Conversation class (several hours a week)
Game, educational programme
During the classes, we will talk about going to museums, students´preferences in art, have a matching game about famous painters and their paintings. We will also visit a local museum.
Casa Museo Eduardo Frei Montalva
Guided tours (10am - 6pm)
Visit. Free entry. Temporary exhibition: Guayasamín in Chile, 1969.
Free guided tour of the house of the former President of Chile, Eduardo Frei Montalva. The House Museum invites you to visit this well-preserved house, which contains original furnishings. Built in the 1960, it is representative of that period of Chilean history. We also have a temporary exhibition of twelve engravings by Guayasamín donated to Eduardo Frei Montalva during his visit to Chile in 1969.
Museo Interactivo Mirador (MIM)
Conferencia de Prensa (9:30 am)
We have invited media professionals from printed media, TV channels, broadcast stations for a breakfast. During the event we shall explain the importance of museums in general and ours in particular; launch our new Web page and a new interactive exhibit with a robot; and engage them in 3 short workshops about the magic of science.
Museos del Banco Central
Las rutas de la esclavitud, una visión global (9.30am – 8.30pm)
Free entry, visit and video-forum.
In honour of International Museum Day and of the theme of International Year of the Afro-descendant, we will show the video “Las rutas de la esclavitud: una visión global”, directed by UNESCO, with the participation of Doctor Rina Cáceres, expert in this field.
We will also participate, as many museums of the country, to the Night of Museums.
Contact: Felicia Camacho (Cultural Action Custodian)Phone: (506) 22434207Fax: (506) 22434220Email: email@example.com Address: Bajos de la Plaza de la Cultura, San José, Costa RicaWebsite: www.museosdelbancocentral.org
Museo Arqueológico Regional Altos de Chavon
Objects and traditions from San Rafael de Yuma (05/18/2011)
The Altos de Chavon Regional Museum of Archaeology has invited the public schools in the eastern town of San Rafael de Yuma to tell the history and traditions of the town through objects, in a theatrical presentation to an open air audience.
Contact: Arlene Alvarez (Director)
Address: Altos de Chavon, La Romana – 22000 La Romana, Dominican Republic
Musée Edgar Clerc
Amerindian art and its heritage in the Creole World (Saturday, 21 May, 2011, 14:00 - 22:00)
Free entry, conference, visit, performance, workshop
The animation will begin in the afternoon with scientific activities for the general public (conferences about archeological excavations, presentation of excavation material by archeologists, film screenings…).
Meanwhile, families will discover workshops of Amerindian artistic practices (corporeal paintings, drawings on calabash, music…).
Finally, during the evening, contemporary artists will present their pieces of Amerindian inspiration and the public will be entertained with a concert of lambis conch and storytellers’ performances in the park.
Contact: Katarina Enggist (Head of the cultural entertainment department)
Phone: 05 90 23 57 57
Fax: 05 90 23 89 67
Address: Route de la Rosette, 97160 Le Moule, Guadeloupe
AQUAFLORA-Landscapes and Orchids of Guatemala (Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm)
Free admission, inauguration.
Opening of the exhibition, sale of watercolors and orchids and landscapes of Guatemala by the artist Susan Tabush on May 3, accompanied by an exhibition of orchids from the Guatemalan Association of orchidologists.
On 18 May, there will be free admission to museums.
Contact: Beatriz Quevedo (Executive Director)
Phone: (502) 2253-6657
Fax: (502) 2232-6902
Address: 8a Avenida 14-12 Zone 1 to 1001 Guatemala, Guatemala
Museo Carlos F. Novella
Celebration of International Museum Day (9am -3pm)
Free entrance, visit, show, story competition awarde.
Sunday 15 May, the Museo Carlos F. Novella will open its doors to visitors from 9am to 3pm. Guides will explain the 110 years’ history of the firm Cementos Progreso, which is located in the industrial room of the museum. There will also be guides in the archeological room: “Preserve the Past and build the Future of the Cuenca Mirador”.
Assistants may attend the concert from children and teenagers of the municipal music school of Núcleo de La Pedrera. The Choir of children as well as the ensemble of strings and guitars will be included in the programme.
On the same day the “Objects tell us stories, what’s yours?” competition awards, in which the employees of the firm participated with a story about an object, a photograp or a printed document related to the Progreso firm.
Contact: María Elena de Arce (Coordinator)
Phone : (502) 2286 4100
Address: 15 Avenida 18-01 Zona 6, Interior Finca La Pedrera - 1006 Guatemala, Guatemala
Website : www.museosdeguatemala.org
Museo Casa del Tejido Antiguo
"Manos Mágicas" (9am - 5pm)
Visit and demonstration of Mayan ancestral techniques.
Permanent demonstration of handicraft and ancestral techniques as well as the cultural event "Manos Mágicas", a weaving competition between several weavers of many rural regions of Guatemala. The Museo Casa del Tejido Antiguo offers to its visitors the opportunity to admire the huge variety, the originality and the beauty of Guatemalan handicraft, thanks to the permanent exhibition of traditional Mayan costumes of our country.
Ms Alida Pérez Santos, foundator of the museum and the craftmen, perfectly realized an exhibition of the art to weave. Visitors will know everything about this art thanks to different types of looms such as the foot powered loom for example, and to available information about them.
The Museo Casa del Tejido Antiguo, was inaugurated on 23 March, 1998 and has a gallery specially reserved to the exhibition of length from different regions of Guatemala. Our goal is to give the opportunity to visitors to discover the quality and cultural diversity of the Mayan culture thanks to the fabrics elaborated with the telar de cintura (special loom in which the weaver tighten threads - tied to his waist - thanks to his weight).
Contact: Alida Perez (Director y Fundator)
Phone: (502) 7832-3169
Fax: (502) 7832-3169
Address: 1ra. Calle Poniente No. 51 – 3001 La Antigua, Guatemala
Fundación Casa del poeta Ramón Lopez Velarde
Cultural Programme of the House of the Poet (Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm, Saturday from 10am to 3pm)
Visitors are welcomed with an introductory discussion on the history of the House and a visit of the Museum and Library.
Contact: Alejandra Galvan Alamilla (Educational Services Manager)
Phone: 55335456 and 52079336
Address: Alvaro Obregon 73, Col. Roma – 6700 Mexico D.F., Mexico
Zona arqueologica de Comalcalco, Tabasco
INAH museums in the State of Tabasco (10-12 pm)
Lectures on the history of museums open to public visits in the custody of INAH in the State of Tabasco.
Contact: Benito Venegas Duran Jésus (archaeologist)
Address: Carretera Comalcalco-Paraiso - 86630, Comalco, Tabasco, Mexico
Museo Zoológico César Domínguez Flores
Tuxtla Gutiérrez Museum celebration (from 10am to 8pm)
Free entry, inauguration, workshop, exhibition.
10 museums in the city of Tuxtla Gutiérrez will participate in the museums fair with the program include exhibitions, workshops, music, dance. The aim is to increase public awareness.
Contact: Marilú Guillén Jiménez (Curator)
Phone: 961 61 4 47 01
Fax: 961 61 4 47 01
Address: Calzada Cerro Hueco S/N El Zapotal – 29096 Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico
International Museum Day in Peru
Visits, commemorative activities’ organization
Commemorative activities organised on the occasion of International Museum Day in Peru and in the rest of the world. Visit our website www.explorperu.com, which promotes the activities organized for the event.
Museo de Sitio Pachacamac
Memory and tradition in the museum of Pachacamac (Thursdays and Saturdays of May)
Free admission, tour, show, workshop, educational program.
Free admission to the Museum on 18 May.
Storytelling show and oral narrative: “Arguedas” presented to pupils, with Cucha del Aguila and Lucho Ramirez.
Traditional ceramics: workshop with Elisa Sarmiento.
Ecologic visit of the Sanctuary of Pachacamac with Dr. Enrique Angulo.
Guided tour of ther monumental archaeologic area of Pachacamac with the archaeologist Rommel Angeles.
Contact: Denise Pozzi-Escot (Director)
Phone: 511 4302115
Fax: 511 4300168
Address: Old Highway South Panamaericana Km 31.5 - Lima 16, Peru
Centro Cultural Péruano Británico
“Yo Museo, tu museas?” (Tuesdays of May)
As part of the Museums Month, the Británico organized this lecture series, along which and thanks to workshops, we will intent to analyze museums, their work and how they get transformed over time to reach new museum new pedagogical proposals and. The lectures will be given by the archaeologist and museums specialist Ulla Holmsquit.
Museo de Sitio Arturo Jiménez Borja - Puruchuco
Cultural heritage through artistic activity (18 May, 10am)
Free entrance; Performance.
This event was organised in order to involve each educational institution of the Ate Vitarte academy in the celebration of International Museum Day. It is an artistic activity that evokes cultural heritage through different disciplines: dance, theatre and singing.
Dance: typical of the country’s different regions, such as the “Huaylas”, which comes from the Central Sierra and particularly from the Junin region, and is a representation of potatoes harvesting.
Theatre: Through this art, learning more about the functions and everyday life of the curaca of Puruchuco, as well as the production and development of community celebrations.
Singing: interpretation of Andean music with pre-Hispanic instruments.
Contact: Clide María Valladolid Huamán (Director)
Tel: 00 01 4942641
Fax: 00 01 4942641
Direction: Carretera Central Km 4.5 Ate Vitarte - 3 Lima, Perú
Web site: www.mcultura.gob.pe
Museo de la Nación
Museum and memory at Museo de la Nación (Tuesday - Sunday, from 9am to 5pm)
Free entrance. Opening, visit and performance.
Temporary exhibition “The bridge of Q'eswachaka: Andean engineering and tradition”
Photography exhibition of the renovation of the bridge, including the preparation of the ropes, called q'eswas, and the three days of construction. This type of work is still carried out today and dates from the Inca period. The plaiting is done by the Huinchiri, Chaupibanda, Choccayhua et Ccollana Quehue farming communities of the Canas province in Cusco.
Inauguration: Friday, 6 May, 12:30am
Exhibition: On the trail of Engraving in the collections of the museums of the Ministry of Culture.
Inauguration: Tuesday, 17 May at 7pm
Room: Caral, fourth floor.
Engraving by the teachers of the Art Faculty of Pontificia Universidad Católica in Peru, specialised in this field.
Date and room: Wednesday, 18 May, 10:30am, Caral room, fourth floor.
Contact: Margarita Ginocchio Lainez-Lozada (Architect)
Tel: (+51) 4769878
Address: Av. Javier Prado Este 2465, San Borja - Lima 41 Peru
Museo Nacional Sicán
Museum and Memory in Sican (10am - 5pm)
Free entrance. Conference, visit, performance.
-Monday, 16 May
10 – 12pm: II School drawing competition, for the Educational institutions of the Ferreñafe province.
-Tuesday 17 May
4 – 7pm: Conferences cycle Museum and Memory, aimed at teachers, students and the general audience.
-Wednesday, 18 May
9am – 5pm: Free access to the Museo Nacional Sicán’s installations. Free guided tour in groups of 30 people.
10 – 12pm: Cultural - Artistic Festival, to promote ways and customs, music and dance of the Lambayeque region.
3 – 5pm: Specialised guided tour of the rooms of the Museo Nacional Sicán, with the archaeologist in charge of collections.
Museum and memory in Sican
Contact: Carlos Elera (Director)
Address: Av. Batán Grande Cdra. 9, s/n. Carretera a Pítipo – Ferreñafe Lambayeque, Peru
Dirección Regional de Cultura Junín – Ministry of Culture
Painting and drawing competition. Quechua singing. Storytelling (9am)
Free entrance, inauguration, visit, playing activity, educational programme.
Painting and drawing competition “Customs and traditions of my people”.
Quechua singing competition.
“Storytelling” competition. These events are aimed at students from educational institutions, with a view to highlighting their intangible cultural heritage.
Contact: Javier Rojas León (Anthropologist)
Address: Jr. San Fernando – 181 San Carlos – Huancayo, Peru
Museo de Arte de Ponce
Memorias que atesoras del Museo: Proyecto de historia oral (from 2pm)
Come to share with us the memories of the museum, in honour of this day dedicated to the theme “Museum and Memory“. A project of broadcast interviews that will initiate archives of oral history of the Archivo Histórico Luis A. Ferré of the museum.
In the rooms and gardens of the Museo de Arte de Ponce, Sonia Fritz (2010)
Projection of a documentary that tells the story of the museum with the voices of artists and relatives of the institution.
In the drawing room of the Fundación Plaza del Caribe
Contact: Crystal Bell (Coordinador, Dept. of Educación)
Address: # 2325 Ave. Las Américas – 717 Ponce, Porto Rico