Yerevan History Museum, Yerevan
Exhibition and presentation
Yerevan History Museum is going to organize:
1. As a city Museum YHM (Yerevan History Museum) is preparing to celebrate the 35 anniversary of IMD in a special way for museums of Yerevan. The aim of this project to collect the photos done by the many museums in Yerevan during IMD and Museum’s night 2005-2011. This program became as a report for us due to Armenian museums are celebrating IMD and Museum’s Night since 2005. It will hold with presentation and slid-show. And at Museum’s night (2012) the visitors will be able to look and enjoy the photos of the special programs that have been organized in various museums in Yerevan.
2. An exhibition: YHM will make an exhibition with the collection of YHM’s fund. 2012 is a special year for Armenia as Yerevan is proclaimed as World Book Capital by The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the anniversary of Armenian printing (1512). These all events will promote and remind books and reading and in Yerevan.
3. Discourse about books and the foundation of printing house in Yerevan.
These all events will be happened in May within the frameworks of Yerevan World Book Capital and the 35th Anniversary of International Museum’s Day.
4. Exhibition "Written exhibits from the treasury of museum."
5. Exhibition of Armine Sarkavagyan (SarkoMeene') "C'est L'amour et C'est La Vie"
These all events will be happened in May within the frameworks of Yerevan World Book Capital and the 35th Anniversary of International Museum’s Day.
Aram Khachaturian Museum, Yerevan
Slide-show "Museums of the world: the researchers of the Museum will tell about Pleyel House - Museum in Ruppersthal (Austria) and Pleyel Piano factory in Paris, H.C. Andersen House – Museum in Odense (Denmark), Dali Theatre Museum in Figueres (Spain), Prado in Madrid (Spain) and Manuel de Falla Museum in Granada (Spain).
The narration will be accompanied with audio and video presentation .
The music of the countries where the above mentioned museums are located will sound.
Tel: (3741) 52.26.91, (3741) 58.94.18
Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Hong Kong
Asia Society Gallery (Former Magazine A) in Hong Kong will offer free admission to all visitors on Friday, May 18 as part of the Association of Art Museum Directors’ (AAMD) Art Museum Day, which coincides with International Museum Day.
From 11.00 am to 5.00 pm, Asia Society Gallery offers you a complimentary access to our inaugural exhibition- Transforming Minds: Buddhism in Art. Transforming Minds presents sublimely beautiful and deeply spiritual works of art, encompassing traditional and contemporary masterpieces from a mix of Asian cultures. This exhibition is a rare opportunity to see examples of cultural adaptations and collective responses to Buddhism in pre-modern times, as well as individualized responses to Buddhism in contemporary artistic practice — a fitting subject as the shared futures of Asia and the United States continue to evolve.
To celebrate International Museum Day, the first 300 gallery visitors will also receive Asia Society's special edition pins.
Free docent tours will be available in English at 11.30am and in Cantonese at 2.30pm.
“AAMD believes that art should be accessible and relevant to all, and we are so pleased that Asia Society Museum is joining with us and the global community of museums to celebrate the role museums play in their communities and to encourage visitors to share their museum experiences,” said Chris Anagnos, Executive Director of AAMD.
Visitors are encouraged to share their Art Museum Day experiences via social media using the hashtag #ArtMuseumDay. Find the Asia Society Hong Kong Center on Facebook and Twitter.
9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Contact: Natalie Lai
E-mail : NLai@asiasociety.org
Communications Museum, Macao
On the occasion of the International Museum Day, the Communications Museum of Macao is organizing two days of seminars on the 4th & 5th of May, 2012, open to professionals and the public.
Download the programme
Find the list of all the museums in Macao participating in IMD 2012 : http://www.museums.gov.mo/eng/main.html
Tel. 28718063 / 28718570 Fax: 28718018
Association of Museum Student Researchers, Macao
Exhibitions, Competitions and Carnival
The Association of Museum Student Researchers (AMSR) was founded by a group of energetic and ambitious students from high schools and universities in the end of 2009. Members in AMSR have been working hard to stimulate students and the rest of the society’s enthusiasm towards museums ever since the beginning. Some activities had been organized corresponding to the IMD in the last two years, but a well-planned and banquet-like series of activities will be hold this year from mid-April to the end of May so as to celebrate and promote the IMD 2012. These activities included:
First, “Approaching to the Museum”, a tour exhibition, will be displayed in numbers of high schools and introduce the history of museums, basic information about museums in Macau and the world. This exhibition will last from Apr. 8th to late May.
Second, AMSR will organize a writing contest, which collects articles under the topic of “Museum and I” or “Museum in a Changing World” from high school students from May 1st to May 28th. In this competition, students are encouraged to express their unforgettable experiences in museums or their ideas about the role of museums in the society. Articles will be graded by experts in writing and museum studies and authors produced the best articles will be awarded.
Third, a carnival will be hosted in Rotunda de Carlos da Maia on May 13th. Dances, music, games and tea ceremonies will be the most important elements in this carnival and AMSR wants to call people’s attention on the entertaining aspects of museums, as well as promote the coming IMD to the public in an exciting way.
Forth, May 19th and 20th will witness the inauguration of the second “Champions of Muse”. Following the old ways, the champions will be selected by a Q & A Competition, which consists numerous questions about museums and some related issues. All high school students are welcomed and competitors should organize themselves in a four-member-team and try to exclaim the correct answers faster than any other competitors.
Rua Central da Areia Preta, Polytec Gdn, No. 183, BL 1, 5/G, Macao
Tel. (853)6252-9467 Fax. (853)2896-2896
Contact : Miss Liu - (0853)6252-9467
Fujian Provincial Museum, Fuzhou, Fujian Province
Smiling terracotta figures—the Underground Realm of Emperor Hanjing
Hanyang Mausoleum is the tomb of both Liu Qi, the fourth emperor of Xihan dynasty, and his queen. The exhibition will display 120 articles of cultural relics from Hanyang Mausoleum, including terracotta warriors, animal’s clay figures, utensils and so on. The exhibition will be a miniature of the society in Xihan dynasty.
Duration: Apr. 25th- Jun.25th, 2012
The museum of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (Guangxi Museum), Nanning, Guangxi Autonomous Region
On International Museum Day, after the opening ceremony of Cultural Relics Protection Promotion, we will organize some cultural propaganda performances on the square in front of the Guangxi Museum. Meanwhile, in the museum building there will be a verification of cultural relics. Experts in various fields of our museum will be invited to give services on consulting, verification of relics, preservation of cultural relics, relic-maintenance, relevant legislation and so on. To celebrate the first anniversary of “Exquisite as Flowers—— Museum Porcelain Collection Exhibition”, we will hold a vote for “Ten Best Porcelains”.
In this special day, Guangxi museum will cooperate with more schools and social communities, inviting more children of migrant workers to visit Guangxi Museum in the future, and to carry out more donation activities, in order to give those children more chances to experience museum culture. Besides, there are also some activities such as lottery-attached interlocution, and Teenagers’ Photo Competition. Some temporary exhibitions enrich exhibition content. In Minority Park many activities are still waiting
In the Garden of Minority Cultural Relics, activities, such as folk traditional craft shows and performances and interactive activities, are waiting for your participation. At the meanwhile, our museum will enhance the publicity forcement, making the public get access to the museum’s material to understand it, with every kind of media ways, which enforce the notion that a museum function the “second school” of life for the society and education meaning to be more concrete.
34 Minzu Avenue ,Nanning,Guangxi,China
Contact: Huang Lu - firstname.lastname@example.org
Hunan Provincial Museum, Changsha, Hunan Province
Imagine the museum in the future
Around this year's theme of “Museums in a Changing World: New challenges, New inspirations”, Hunan Provincial Museum plans to hold a series of events on “Imagine the museum in the future”, in the hope of, through the platform of new media, widening the range of museum education, helping the public to better understand the theme of IMD and inspiring the people, especially students to explore and experience the museum in new way.
Time: May 18, 2012
Place: Hunan Provincial Museum
1. Leading the audience to preview the new Hunan Provincial Museum after renovation through volunteer docents’ interpretation
2. Organizing the children of rural migrant workers in cities to visit the museum and attend colorful exhibition-based activities.
3. Disseminating knowledge about the International Museum Day in such interactive platforms as website, microblog, etc.
Liaoning Provincial Museum, Shenyang, Liaoning
" Approach to history, the treasures of my heart -- essay competition of pupils "
" Approach to history,the treasures of my heart -- crafts competition of pupils "
Call for ：December 20, 2011 -- March 10, 2012
Review and assessment: March 19, 2012 -- April 14th
Awards: April 15, 2012
Exhibition: Some outstanding works will be exhibited during April 15, 2012 -- May 26th in Liaoning Provincial Museum.
These two competitions are organized by Liaoning Provincial Museum, encouraging all the pupils in Liaoning to participate. The theme of their works should be focused on artifacts conserved in the museum. In April 15th, all excellent works will be awarded and exhibited in Liaoning Museum.
No. 363, Shifu Rd, Shenyang, Liaoning Province
Tel. 0086-24-22741193 Fax. 0086-24-22722170
The Palace Museum, Beijing
1. On the morning of May 18, 2012, ten volunteers will be gathered at the Jianting Square of The Palace Museum. They will interpret and disseminate the history of Cultural relics for the passer-bys. The history will include”pottery, one of China’s name card”, “the delicacy of clocks in the Palace Museum”, “folding screen of the forbidden city” and so on. The activity plans to be extended to communities and schools to gain an extensive social impact.
2. Consulting activity
This is a traditional activity for International Museum Day. To provide necessary consulting services for the audiences, the stuffs will disseminate cards for all the audiences. The card will concisely carry the history, architecture and also the map of the Palace Museum.
Shanxi Museum, Taiyuan
On May 17, 2012, the "Exhibition of Calligraphy and Painting Works by Famous Shanghai-style Artists" is to be opened. It will be jointly organized by Shanghai Museum. Over 70 pieces of artwork by famous calligraphers and painters, including Ren Bonian, Ren Xiong, Zhang Xiong, Xu Gu, Pu Hua, Zhao Zhiqian and Wu Changshuo, are to be shown. The exhibition will last for 50 days.
On May 18, the Museum Day of 2012, a photography exhibition themed "I Love Museum" is to be held. All the participant works will come from the public-oriented photography competition with the same theme. Experts, visitors and internet users are welcome to vote for the prize-winners. The final list of the awarded will be announced at the awarding ceremony to be held on June 9, 2012.
Shaanxi History Museum, Xi’an, Shaanxi Province
Exhibition and education activity
1. The opening ceremony of the “Digital Museum” of Shaanxi Museums
The “Digital Museum” will exhibit the digital construction, display, conservation and exchanges on collections of museums in Shaanxi. It will be displayed as 10 parts, including exhibition on cultural relic collections, exchanges for museum professionals, national movable cultural heritage and so on.
2. Education activity on “Tour for finding its cultural routes of Shaanxi History Museum”
This activity is based on “dragon year culture” and “the lifestyles of ancient Chinese” with a list of activities to enhance the awareness of middle and primary school students for Chinese culture and encourage their DIY ability. A PPT will be shown to the students illustrating the evolution of Chinese character. The organizers will lead the students to a visit the museum and learn the songs about dragon.
No.91, Xiaozhai East Rd, Xi’an ,Shaanxi Province
Tel. 0086-29-85253806 Fax. 0086-29-85262216
Contact: Ms. Zhang Jing - email@example.com
Suzhou Museum, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province
Forum : The sixth session of forum of Museum Directors, Suzhou
Theme: New Challenges and New Inspirations Encountered by Museums
This forum is jointly organized by Suzhou Museum and Suzhou Association of Museums, aiming to provide a stage for museum directors to share views on new changes and new ideas on museum development.
No.204, Dongbei Street, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China, 215001
Tel. 0086-512-67575666 Fax. 0086-512-67575666
Website of the institution: http://www.szmuseum.com/
Contact: Mr. Wei Baoxin
Museums of Georgia
Museums in Georgia are celebrating the International Museums Day !
Open the program and discover the activities!
All museums participants :
- Georgian National Museum
- Tbilisi History Museum
- Museum of Art of Tbilisi
- G. Chitaia Ethnographical Museum-The Open Air Museum
- National Centre of Manuscripts
- Giorgi Leonidze State Museum of Georgian Literature
- Georgian State Museum of Folk and Applied Art
- Dadiani Palaces Historical and Architectural Museum
- N. Berdzenishvili Kutaisi State History Museum
- State Museum of Theatre, Music, Cinema and Choreography of Georgia
- Museum of Tbilisi State University
- State Museum of Georgian Folk Songs and Musical Instruments
- Rustavi History Museum
- Stepantsminda Museum of History
- Ilia Chavchavadze State House-Museum in Kvareli
- National Agency of Cultural Heritage in Tbilisi
- Niko Nikoladze House-Museum
- Poti Museum of Colchian Culture
Sanskriti Museum of Everyday Art, Indian Terracotta & Indian Textiles, New Delhi
9:45 AM -11:00 AM - Guided Tour of Sanskriti Museums
11:00 AM -12:30 PM - Sanjhi Paper-cutting and Ari Zardozi
(In collaboration with Aga Khan Trust for Culture)
2:00 PM-3:00 PM- Guided Tour of Sanskriti Museums
3:00 PM- 5:00 PM- Pottery and Paper-Craft Workshop
(In collaboration with Udyam Prayas)
Find the poster of the activity, click here.
All these activities are free of cost.
Sanskriti Museums. Sanskriti Kendra ,Anandagram, Mehrauli Gurgaon Road, New Delhi -110047
Tel : +91-11-64675041, 26501125, 26501796
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Mr. Pankaj, Ms. Nidhi, Ms. Shruti - email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (Formerly Prince of Wales Museum of Western India), Mumbai
Art and Craft Mela
The Museum invites you to join the celebrations of International Museum Day as the Museum offers a a plethora of craft activities for you to enjoy throughout the day.
Whether its card making or origami, flower making or block-printing, try your hand at different crafts – traditional and new – and make your own special artwork to take home and show it off to your friends!
11.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
All activities will be free of charge.
159/61 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai 400 023
Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS - National Museum of Mankind), Bhopal
In 2012, like every year Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sagnrahalaya (National Museum of Mankind) situated at Bhopal, India is celebrating International Museum Day.
This year, the Museum is organising a colloquium on the theme Museums in a Changing World. New challenges, New inspirations by inviting renowned scholars in this field.
A periodical exhibition based on the recently acquired collection of renowned sculptor Prof. Sankho Chaudhari will be mounted.
To further the participation of visitors in the Museum's programmes and activities a unique programme “Heritage Hunt” will be organised. This programme involves visitors in the search and visit of various museums of Bhopal. There will be a quiz programme focused on IGRMS and a visit of special children to the various exhibitions of the Museum.
IGRMS always supports the idea to develop a network of museums to enhance the museum movement in the country. On the initiative and support of IGRMS various other museums of Bhopal city will also be organising a number of activities to celebrate the International Museum Day. The IGRMS will carryout combined publicity of the activities organised by other museums also along with its own.
Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya,
Post bag no. 2, Shamla Hills, Bhopal-462013, India.
Museum House of Sampoerna, Subaraya
“Theme Tour Surabaya Heritage Track (SHT) – Tour de Museum”
15-31 May 2012
To commemorate the International Museum Day every May 18th, Museum House of Sampoerna, Surabaya, Indonesia organizes a thematic city sightseeing “Tour de Museum”, visiting four museums in Surabaya: Museum Perjuangan 10 November, Museum Kesehatan dr. Adhyatma, MPH., De Javasche Bank, and Escompto Bank every Tuesday-Sunday, at 09:00 and 13:00.
The Surabaya Heritage Track (“SHT”) program comprises a tour around North of Surabaya or also known as Old Surabaya on a city sightseeing bus. Using a bus that is modeled after the tram that once roamed across the city in the past, so-called history trackers can enjoy and get to know the buildings and history of Surabaya, which is wellknown as the city of history, learn the "Babad Surabaya" traditional history, the rich culture and obtain information about other interesting places to visit in Surabaya.
House of Sampoerna
Taman Sampoerna 6
Contact: Tracker Information Center (TIC) 031 – 353 9000 ext. 24142
Learn the uniqueness, history and diverse collection of Surabaya’s museum and Indonesia’s museums in our website: www.wisatamuseum.com.
For further information of Museum House of Sampoerna, please visit www.houseofsampoerna.museum.
Ullen Sentalu Museum, Jogjakarta
Ullen Sentalu Museum will join museums in Jogjakarta to hold an exhibition at the State Palace, Gedung Agung, Jogjakarta. The exhibition will hold on October 2012. Ullen Sentalu’s exhibition aims to introduce Javanese culture to the present generation. In keeping with the theme of IMD 2012, the modern life must be balanced with traditional culture. So it is museum's mission to communicate the Javanese culture and foster community pride of their identity and culture. Therefore, Ullen Sentalu Museum will show and tell the story of museum's collection to the public. The collections are paintings and photos of the Javanese dance, Javanese princess, the king of Java, etc.
In addition, the museum also will hold an art performance at Gedung Agung. The dancers are children that learn Javanese classical dance at Museum Ullen Sentalu dance school.
Besides that, museum will hold a seminar for elementary school student around Jogjakarta. The focus of the seminar is about museum as an agent of communication from the past to the present generation. So the present generation will know their own culture and the nation identity. This seminar will be held on May 2012.
Jalan Boyong, Kaliurang, Jogjakarta
Tel.: +62274895161, +62274880158 Fax: +62274881743
Contact : Isti Yunaida (+6281932570815) or Jonathan Haryono, firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook Page : Museum Ullen Sentalu
Twitter : @ullensentalu
Bible Lands Museum, Jerusalem
Free entrance and Guided tours
ICOM International Museum Day
Free Entrance Thursday, May 10th 2012
Guided tours: You Can't Argue Taste…: 11:00, 12:00, 15:00, 16:00
This year, International Museum Day surrounds the theme of "Museums in a changing world." Join us at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem for a tour of a different flavor… with taste that will stimulate your senses. Throughout the tour we will taste, smell, hear (even) touch and see artifacts from the past from a new modern point of view.
Join us on this tour and surprise your senses…
The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem is the only museum in the world dedicated to the history of the Ancient Near East from a biblical perspective. The permanent exhibition displays an extraordinary collection of ancient art and archaeology tracing the roots of monotheism from the dawn of civilization to early Christianity.
Audioguide available in English
The Classical Court – Highlights from the Borowski collections brings forth choice examples of Classical Art that illustrate the strong influence of Greek culture on the Mediterranean world. Some of the artifacts are on display for the first time.
Glories of Ancient Greece – A rare collection of Greek pottery and exquisite jewelry from Bronze Age Crete to Classical Athens, including a magnificent gold wreath from the Hellenistic period; necklaces, rare gold and crystal earrings and beautiful bracelets; vases portraying scenes from Greek mythology and more.
Three Faces of Monotheism – Illustrating the symbolism representing Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The exhibition presents various artifacts which bare Jewish symbols such as the menorah and the mahta (incense shovel), objects decorated with Christian symbols such as the cross and the christogram, as well as Islamic objects decorated with symbols such as the star.
Roman Fresco Room – the largest collection of 1st century Roman wall paintings from the province of Campania on display outside of Italy. The collection offers a unique opportunity in Israel to view exquisite examples of Roman wall paintings that adorned the public and private buildings in ancient Rome and Pompeii. On view by request only.
Museum Row, 25 Avraham Granot Street, Jerusalem 91046
Phone number: 972-2-5611066
Clore Garden of Science, Rehovot
Workshops and demonstrations.
The ancient Greeks described the Cosmos as composed of four elements : Earth, Water, Air and Fire. Fire is the element describing constant change. Fire was the first and most important initiator of human technological society. For this reason we have chosen fire as the center theme of the international museum day titled – Museums in a Changing World. Throughout the day we will hold lectures and demonstrations of fire and its behavior in different scenarios.
Davidson Institute of Science Education at the Weizmann Institute of Science
Dr. Revital Duvdevani
Beit Abraham Krinitzi, Ramat-Gan
Beit Abraham krinitzi us a museum and an archive of the history of Ramat-Gan (a town not far from Tel-Aviv) which was founded in the year 1921 by pioneers who intended to found a "garden city". The population of Ramat-Gan today is about 150000.
Abraham Krinitzi was the first mayor of Ramat-Gan (1926-1969).He built his house in 1925 and lived in it till his death in 1969. He left the house to the city and made sure that it serves as a cultural and educational institution. It was wisely turned into a historical museum and later a new section was built for an archive. The building includes an exhibitions (permanent and temporary) ,an auditorium for lectures, two classrooms for educational activities, a section for the archive and offices for the staff
Description of Activities:
- Guided tours in the museum for children and adults in the museum/
- Guides tours in the vicinity of the museum focusing on various subjects, such as architecture, Gardens, historical buildings, and places of historical significance.
- My city: Past, present and future. This activity includes' films' research groups , dilemmas and games.
- My neighborhood: An interactive experience of life in neighborhoods of the past//
- My Country: A program that teaches children and adults about the role that Ramat-Gan played in the building of the State of Israel/
- Activities of the archive: Research, Lectures, Publications and providing the museum with documents' photographs and films.
64 Krinitzi st. Ramat-Gan 52433
Hecht Museum, University of Haifa, Haifa
Guided Tours (English and Hebrew)
Archaeology: A Walk through the Bible in the Hecht Museum; Art: The Collection and the Collector:
Free admission; Free guided tours for groups
Hecht Museum, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, 31905 Haifa, Israel
Tel. 972-4-8240308 Fax. 972-4-8240724
Bloomfield Science Museum , Jerusalem
Powers and Super Powers – exhibition and activities
What would happen if we had super powers? What could we be? What could we do?Interdisciplinary combination between Israeli super heroes, art exhibits and interactives. Along side the exhibition there will be interactive demonstrations about the forces of nature and animal senses that are the base for the attributes defining the well known super heros. Young children will build special spectacles that enable seeing what's behind you and in the museum auditorium – a humoristic science show with the loved Dr. Molecule seeking to reveal the secret powers of our universe.
Hebrew University Givat Ram 91904
Tel. 97226544888 Fax. 97225617937
Museum of Art, Petach Tikva
The museum invites the visitors to join in and learn more about the exhibitions: Art - Society – Community A cluster of exhibitionsCurator: Drorit Gur Arie and Flood Curator Curator: Irit Carmon Popper. The gallery talk will take place at 12:00 am.
30 arlozorov st.
pob 1, Petach Tikva
Nahum Gutman art Museum, Tel Aviv
Gutman Museum Classical collection
Nahum Gutman is an artist who had a broad artistic endeavor: oil paintings, aquarelles, sketches, sculptures and mosaics, as well as a multitude of children's books and illustrations. Through the museum's richness and abundance, we open an inner place of curiosity and observance in the visitor's soul (be it a child, adolescent or adult).
Jacque Katmor and The Third Eye
Jacques Yaacov Mori Katmor is the first Israeli multidisciplinary that was active in the 70's - a cultural revolutionist, an enigmatic, an intellectual and a complex character on a journey amongst cultures, identities and times- Lines that connect desire, death, the female body and the magical using kabbalistic elements.
Ora Eitan- Illustrator
A solo exhibition of one of the most important illustrators for children in Israel- Ora Eitan. Eitan creates a parallel universe in visual language, which interprets and intertwines with the text. Each new book she illustrates therefore becomes an adventure, a quest for just the right kind of style and technique.
Open exhibitions on the 10th of May
Shimon Rokach st 21, Neve Tzedek Tel Aviv 65148
Tel.+972 3 5161970 Fax. +970 3 5163133
Contact :Maya Mizrahi
Museum of Rishon Le-Zion
Come to this historical museum and experience a chapter of Jewish Israeli history not easily forgotten!
Rishon Le-Zion, a fast-growing metropolis only 20 minutes from Tel-Aviv, has restored some of the nostalgic scenery of its past and preserved its unique historical and cultural contributions in the Rishon Le-Zion Open-Air Museum.
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.
2 Ehad Ha'am, Rishon Le-Zion
Tel. +97239598862 Fax:+97239676934
National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo
National Museum of Nature and Science will offer “Museum and Zoo Seminar” in collaboration with Tokyo National Museum and Ueno Zoological Garden. These 2 museums and 1 zoo are all located in Ueno park, and we invite our participants (5th grade and up, 30 at maximum) to walk around 3 institutes in one day. Every year, curators and caretakers choose one specific animal species, and show them in life in zoo, their anatomy and taxonomy in NMNS, and how they are portrayed in cultural properties in TNM. This year’s theme is “Giraffe”.
In Ueno Park, total 8 museums and 1 zoo are located. Together we celebrate International Museum Day, as “Ueno Museum Weeks” during 2 weeks, from May 12 to May or 27. Institutions provide free entry or special guided tour, free gifts, lectures.
Free activities (pre-registration required, and all the seats are booked)
7-20 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
Phone number: +81 3 5814 9865
Gapar Aitiev Kyrgyz National Museum of Fine Arts, Bishkek
Conference (May 16), Exhibitions, Magic Night at the Museum (May 17), Open Doors Day (May 18)
May 16 – Conference: devoted to Gapar Aitiev’s 100th Anniversary. The conference will present papers on the personal and professional life of Gapar Aitiev and slideshow of his art works from the museum collection and from the collections of different other museums of post Soviet countries. The paintings will be on display on the second floor of the museum, where all the participants and guests will be invited after the conference.
Magic Night at the Museum activities:
Exhibition “Story of One Exhibit”: Different exhibits with interesting stories from different museums of the country will be on display and also the exhibits of “Story of One Exhibit” contest winners among schoolchildren. Stories will be told by representatives from the museums where the exhibits come from and schoolchildren themselves.
Interactive game “Guess the Painting”: a fragment of an artwork will be shown on the screen and visitors guess the author/title of the artwork.
Other activities include: master-classes on painting, graphic art, sculpture and Kyrgyz decorative and applied art; presentation of an E-excursion around the museum and an audio-guide; concert with the participation of Jazz group and folk/pop/opera singers; theatrical plays in different exposition halls, etc.
Permanent expositions that will work on these days: Kyrgyz Decorative and Applied Art, Kyrgyz Fine Arts, Russian Fine Arts, New Wave and Story of One Exhibit (Temporary Exposition).
Yu. Abdrakhmanov Street 196, Bishkek 720000, Kyrgyz Republic
Tel. +996 312 66 49 59 Fax: +996 312 62 05 48
Contact person: Gulbara Abdykalykova, Marketing Department - email@example.com
Kyrgyz State Historical Museum, Bishkek
Night at the Museum (May 16), Exhibition opening (May 16), Open Doors Day (May 18)
Within the frames of above activities there will be opening of two exhibitions “Monetary System of Kyrgyzstan”, “Revived exhibits”, video shows, concert of classical music, games, master-classes and many other interactive activities. Also two permanent exhibitions that will work on these days are “History of Kyrgyzstan: from ancient times to the beginning of the 20th” and “Gold of Ancient Kyrgyzstan”. Museum souvenir shops will be open for visitors.
Ala-Too Square, Bishkek 720040, Kyrgyz Republic
Tel. +996 312 62-60-90 Fax +996 312 62-61-02
Contact person: Midinova Baktygul, Information Department - firstname.lastname@example.org
National Museum, Beyrouth
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Archeological Museum of the American University, Beyrouth
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Museum of Lebanese Prehistory, Beyrouth
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Museums offering free entry on 18 May
- Musée National- Beyrouth : 9h -17h
- Musée Archéologique de l’Université Américaine de Beyrouth : 9 h - 17h
- Musée de Préhistoire libanaise – Beyrouth : 18, 19 et 20 mai : 9h - 17h
- Musée du site de Baalbek : 8h30-19h
- Musée du site de Byblos : 8h30-19h
- Musée de Beiteddine : 9h-18h
- Musée archéologique de la crypte de la Cathédrale Saint-Georges des Grecs Orthoxes- Centre-ville de Beyrouth : 10h-18h
- Les Merveilles de la Mer- Jdeideh : 8h30 - 18h
- Musée de la Soie- Bsous : 10h- 16h
- Musée du Savon- Sayda : 8h30-18h
- Musée Terbol- Béqaa : 10h-18h
- L’exposition ethnographique permanente - Université de Balamand: 16h - 20h
- Musée du Palais Debbané - Sayda : 9h- 21h.
- Musée du Monastère de Saint-Antoine le Grand, Qozhaya : 9h-20h
- Musée Privé Robert Mouawad- Beyrouth : 9h-17h
- Musée de la Science des Animaux, Oiseaux et Papillons- Qobayat : 10h-17h
International center of Army, Ulaanbaatar
Introduction trip" One the Army" on to the International center of Army located away from Capital city. 25 staff from 6 museums of Ulaanbaatar city partoicipated.
Dundgovi aimag museum, Dundgovi province
8-10 May. The museum is located in 370km from capital city.
- Training on Security museum using the handbook of ICOM gathering 17 museums
- Basketball competition with 17 teams from each museum
On 18 May, 25 museums will organized activities and among them: Zavhan museum , Huvsgel museum, Army museum
On18 May, ICOM Mongolia will organize an opening ceremony in the Natural History museum.
- Photo exhibition for 35 years of the International Museum Day which includs history of museum day of ICOM in Mongolia.
- An essay written by children and students on theme" What is museum and what do you want from future museum" will be displayed.
- Performance of the children of the music school.
Exhibition Hall in Qurum City Center, Muscat
Displays collection from:
• Natural History Museum
• Children Museum
• Sultan’s Armed Forces Museum
• Ministry of Tourism
• Bait Al Zubar Museum
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Ministry of Heritage and Culture, Muscat
Launching media campaign to introduce the New National Museum
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Bait Al Zubair Museum, Muscat
Special gathering for all government & Private museums’ staff
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State Bank of Pakistan Museum, Karachi
Shine your money:
Learn the process of cleaning coin by our conservator
Learn how to capture the coin photographs professionally
PRIZE BOND ACTIVITY
Understand the old process of prize bond drawal in a fun way
Recalling the past:
Historical figures will tell their story
Our Modeller will tell you the process of making models and replicas
Some interesting movies will be screened at SBP Mini Theatre
Speak up Speak out:
Speech compoetition on the theme "The role of Museum in our Education"
Enjoy the culture:
Special exhibition of cultural dioramas
18th & 19th May 2012 At the State Bank Museum from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Moving Dioramas Exhibition
Prize Bond Activity
Mystery Objects Treasure Hunt Competition
19th May 2012 at LRC Auditorium SBP from 10:00am to 01:30pm
1.1. Chundrigar Road, Karachi
Since 1977, museums worldwide have held International Museum Day (IMD) to increase public awareness of museums. This year, museums in Singapore will be celebrating IMD 2012 on 19 May. Enjoy free entry to the following participating museums and galleries when you visit on that day!
Find all museums participating in this website : http://www.museums.com.sg/cs12/promotions.html
The Department of National Museums, Colombo
Colombo National Museum had been organized a new exhibition opening to celebrate IMD. But we have to postpone all arrangements because of the unexpected situation occurred by the incident of steeling museum objects from Colombo National Museum. If we would be able to arrange something you will be informed later.
Visitors allow free visits to Colombo National Museum, Natural History Museum and all regional museums on 18th May
P.O.Box 854, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka
Tel. 0094112695366 Fax. 0094112692092
Contact: Dr. Nanda Wickramasingha, Director