"Museums and Intangible Heritage"
The directive board of Huambo's Regional Museum,
launched a campaign to collect museum art pieces,
aiming at recovering all cultural artefacts illegally
in possession of of citizens. The museum director,
Venceslau Kassessa, said that the campaign is part
of the celebrations of the Museums International
Day, marked on 18 May.
Dia Internacional de los Museos 2004 "Museos y Patrimonio
Inmaterial" Martes 18 de mayo Sede: Archivo y Museo
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Museo y Archivo Histórico de Guatraché ( La Pampa
Con motivo del aniversario de la localidad se inauguró
el día 19 de Abril próximo pasado la muestra "Fuentes
de Nuestra Historia". La misma se organizó con la
participación de los alumnos de 8 º año de la Unidad
Educativa N º 21. El cierre de la muestra se efectuará
el día 18 de Mayo en correspondencia con el "Día
Internacional de los Museos". Particularmente en
esa fecha y a las 17.00 horas, algunos alumnos presentarán
sus investigaciones sobre costumbres locales; elaboradas
a partir de entrevistas realizadas a antiguos pobladores.
Las mismas en su mayoría han apuntado a rescatar
las tradiciones orales sobre la " Luz Mala". Dicha
leyenda, tiene una gran expansión en La Pampa. Entre
personas mayores, habitantes de zonas rurales, existe
la creencia sobre la aparición de la luz conformando
múltiples relatos. Dicha exposición tiene por objetivo
recuperar el patrimonio intangible que en el presente
año ha sido el tema sugerido por el Consejo Internacional
de Museos y fundamentalmente crear en las jóvenes
generaciones la conciencia de la necesidad de su
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El Museo de la Estancia Jesuítica de Alta Gracia,
invita al público a visitar de manera gratuita esta
antigua residencia del siglo XVII, y participar
de visitas guiadas que le permitirán evocar durante
el recorrido de las salas aquellas costumbres, propias
de cada uno de los habitantes que nos dejaron su
As part of International Museum's Day, Gaye Nayton
(Archaeologist and Heritage Officer Town of Claremont)
will be available to demonstrate the use of a metal
detector and show how to survey ground near the
Museum in Mrs Herberts Park and along the foreshore
between Museum and Chester Road. Gaye will be happy
to answer any questions you have regarding archaeology
and the importance of preserving heritage. Contact:
Museums Australia (WA) Phone: (08) 9427 2770 Email:
A scholastic-practical conference entitled "Library
Science in 21 century and Issues of Library Studies"
devoted to the International Museum Day has been
held at the Azerbaijan National Museum of Arts.
This year, to mark the prestigious event themed
'Museums and Intangible Heritage,' the Brunei Museums
Department will launch a book entitled 'A Guide
to the Herbs, Small Shrubs and Climbing Plants of
Tasek Merimbun Heritage Park, Tutong, Brunei Darussalam.'
It will showcase the correlation of this year's
theme between our natural surroundings with traditional
medicines. Established in 1965, the Brunei Museums
Department was temporarily located at the former
Dewan Bandaran in the capital, and was later moved
to Kota Batu.
In Botswana planned activities include a float comprising
horse riders and drum majorettes to publicise the
day's proceedings. There will also be a presentation
of poetry, mmino wa dikhwaere and ditlhaka. There
will be presentations revolving around the theme
in the Little Theatre. The discussions are expected
to excite the interest of people from different
fields such as historians as well as lecturers and
students of archaeology, anthropology, natural history,
theology and education. Those in culture-oriented
occupations will also hopefully find the ceremony
worth participating in.
International Forum of Museum Directors, on
the occasion of the International Museum Day, in
cooperation with the Chinese Society of Museums
and the Chinese Association of Museums of Natural
Theme: Global concept of heritage and new approaches
to today's museums.
La celebración del Mes del Museo en Colombia,
liderada por el Comité colombiano del Consejo Internacional
de Museos, ICOM, consta de tres grandes actividades:
cuatro coloquios en Bogotá, actividades culturales
en distintos museos del país, y la presentación
de la Lista Roja en Neiva y en Cali.
Lunes 3 Mayo: Museos y Patrimonio Material e Inmaterial.
Retos y Perspectivas
Lunes 10 Mayo: Museología y Educación
Lunes 17 Mayo: Conservación y divulgación del patrimonio
Lunes 31 May : El museo y sus públicos
Auditorio Oriol Rangel del Centro Cultural Planetario
de Bogota. Calle 26 # 6-07 Contacts : Museo De Bogota.
Tel. +57 (0)1 3344548 - ICOM Colombia Tel. +57 (0)1
34326667/68/69 - Red Nacional De Museos Ministerio
De Cultura. Tel. +57 (0)1 3348366 Ex 308
Museum of the City of Zagreb : "Clothing
- a social status!?"
The celebration of International Museum Day, May
18 2004, involved 80 Croatian museums and galleries,
which put on more than 200 different events, some
50 of which were devoted to the theme of this year's
celebration - the non-material heritage.
As central museum institution in Croatia, the Museum
Documentation Centre. on this occasion spurred the
organisation of various events.
In the illustration of this year's topic, in most
of the projects put on the museums presented various
examples of the non-material heritage (the Croatian
law of 1999 provides for the protection of non-material
assets). Among them three exceptionally valuable
non-material assets stand out: the pentatonic scale
of Istria, the lace of the island of Pag, and the
Legend of Picoks from Ðurdevac. On the poster
of this year, designed by the renowned Croatian
designer Boris Ljubicic, the symbol of one more
important item of the non-material assets of the
Croatian heritage was presented - the Sinj Alka,
a jousting tournament that has been put on ever
since 1715. Museums also displayed various ways
in which the non-material heritage was preserved.
Additionally, two dialect dictionaries were published,
as well as one gallery guide in a local dialect
and a CD of writings on the local heritage. As well
as the ethnographic and archaeological heritage,
civic or town culture was presented by the reprint
of the regulations and statutes of civic associations
of the 19th century, the social status of citizens
of the 19th and 20th centuries
was introduced, the musical culture of the 1950s,
and a campaign was initiated to collect material
concerning the life and culture of Lovar Romany.
The Croatian National Committee of ICOM (HNK ICOM)
organised a lecture by Lidija Nikocevic (member
of the executive committee, ICME of ICOM) entitled:
The Non-Material Heritage and the Opportunities
that Exist for its Museological Interpretation and
Presentation Using the Example of Ethnographic Museums,
while Davor Fulanovic, member of the executive committee
HNK ICOM) took part in a regional conference by
the Macedonian National Committee of ICOM (Mavrovo,
FYR Macedonia) dedicated to the topics Museums
and the Non-Material Heritage and Ethics and Museums
with a lecture entitled Ethics in Use / Demonstration
of Authentic Exhibits from Childhood to Maturity.
and Netherlands Antilles
Several radio-programmes and a political forum
on the issue of Museums and Intangible Cultural
Heritage, with one of the main topics, our musical
Free entry in many museums on 18th
National Museum (Prague) many activities have
been organised, ancient puppet show, interactive
programmes for children, concerts, guided tours.
Free entry in many museums.
Republic - 18 May 2004
- Two Conferences:
"Santos de Palos en el Arte Sacro: Catalogación
de Bienes Muebles para la preservación de la Identidad",
la cual tendrá como Conferencista al Señor Sergio
Barbieri, Conservador de la Ciudad de Córdoba, Argentina.
"Cementerios Patrimoniales", a cargo de la Arq.
Catalina Velásquez, Presidenta de la Red Iberoamericana
de Cementerios Patrimoniales, de Colombia, en el
Museo del Hombre Dominicano a las 6:00 PM.
An exhibition "Les musées parisiens, du Cabinet
de curiosités au Musée virtuel" is created by the
"Action Artistique de la Ville de Paris" with the
support of the French ICOM Committee.
The 18th of May for the International Museums Day
a full day symposium is organized in this exhibition.
"Les musées parisiens, du Cabinet de curiosités
au Musée virtuel". 8 April-11 June. Musée Pasteur,
25 rue du Docteur Roux 75015 Paris.
Museum Exposition 15-16.5.2004 Piazza and Special
Exhibition Hall of the Hong Kong Science Museum,
Tsim Sha Tsui
Clean-up and rehabilitation/painting of mural
and mosaic at historic Ainsworth Bridge at the base
of Museum Hill. The mural/mosaic motifs will represent
various aspects of Africa's intangible heritage.
This will be carried out with ICOM members, AFRICOM
members and NMK staff as volunteers. The cleaned
and painted bridged will be inaugurated on 11 May
2004 by the Minister for Culture, Hon. Najib Balala,
and possibly the local area Member of Parliament,
Fred Gumo (also an Assistant Minister for Education).
This activity is receiving technical support from
the NMK and ICOM (K), and financial support from
AFRICOM and sponsors in the private sector.
15th May 2004 - Screening of NMK produced
documentary films on various ceremonies, etc. that
reflect Kenya's intangible heritage will be done
in the Nairobi Museum auditorium, and simultaneously
in six of Kenya's regional museums. There will also
be traditional foods for sale and live traditional
entertainment. The Kenya Cultural Centre has agreed
to sponsor one of the musical groups on the day.
Open days, exhibitions, sports events and seminars
are being planned between May 18 and 22 as part
of the celebration.
ICOM Malta is organising a seminar with presentations
relating to the Maltese Intangible Heritage and,
to commemorate Malta's accession to the EU, with
presentations on working in European museums.
The speakers are as follows :
'"The National Memory Project" Mr Charles
Farrugia, Head - National Archives, Rabat
"Working in an Historic House in England"
Marquis de Piro, Casa Rocca Piccola
"The Museum of the Maltese Language" Mr
Kenneth Gambin, Curator - Ethnography, Heritage
"The Mediterranean Voices Project : Intangible
heritage in an urban context" Ms Rachel Radmilli,
Anthropologist, University of Malta
"Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza -
Firenze: making a collection accessible to all"
Mr Martin Spiteri, Manager Projects, Heritage Malta
The seminar will be held on Saturday 22 May at 10.30
am at Heritage Malta, Old University Building, Merchants
Street, Valletta. Members of ICOM as well as non-members
are invited to attend.
The Mongolian National Committee published "News
ICOM", a brochure distributed to all mongolian
museums which included an article by D.Tsedmaa entitled
"Mongolian Intangible Heritage is waiting promotion".
The Theatre Museum organised a meeting for foreign
students of mongolian language and showed the first
mongolian opera called "Three characters".
The Museum of Fine Arts showed the public the technique
of making the traditional felt carpet. Many museums
allowed free entrance.
Oshogbo National Museum hopes to organise series
of competitions among students from college of technology
Esa Oke, The Polytechnic Iree, Osun State College
of Education, Ilesa, Obafemi Awolowo University
Ile-Ife and Federal Polytechnic Ede." Highlights
of the competition will include: Adire tying and
dyeing competition among textile students, Fine
Arts Departments, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife,
Colleges of Education Ilesa and Ila Oragun; Ijala
traditional poetry competition along with Ekun Iyaro
and Oriki Idile among Yoruba students of the three
higher institutions. There will also be traditional
fashion show among interested students in all the
higher institutions of learning in Oshun State as
well as drawing competition among secondary school
International Museum Day was celebrated at the Alhamra
Hall III on Tuesday 18 with the Minister for Cultural
Activities and Youth Affairs Shaukat Bhatti as chief
guest. Zarina Khursheed of the Lahore Museum demonstrated
the exquisite treasures of the Lahore Museum in
a slide show. Established in 1855, today the Lahore
Museum is the richest museum of Pakistan with more
than 60,000 antiques.
La exposicion "Museos de Panama" para celebrar
el Dia Internacional de los Museos (18 de Mayo),
sera inaugurada el Jueves, 13 de mayo, 2004, a las
6:00pm, en la Sala "Luis C. Pabon" del Centro de
Visitantes del Museo Panama Viejo, Via Cincuentenario.
Panamá, República de Panamá.
La exposicion constara de fotografias, afiches,
noticias periodisticas de caracter museologico,
II Feria denominada : "Los museos a tu alcance",
Centro Histórico de Lima.
Ciclo de conferencias: "Lima, patrimonio y
museos" 25 y 27 de mayo, Salón General
del Centro Cultural de San Marcos, Av. Nicolás
de Piérolas 1222, Parque Universitario, Lima.
Organised by the Seychelles Museums : The quiz competition
and evening of jokes, riddles and stories will focus
on the country's cultural expressions and traditions
while the exhibition, titled "Telegraf Mouswar",
will concentrate on non-verbal communication by
using handkerchief, a practice brought to our shores
by the French, who colonised Seychelles in 1770.
The exhibition, to be held in the National Library
lobby, will be officially opened on Tuesday, while
the evening of jokes, riddles and stories will take
place on Friday May 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the National
Library. The public are cordially invited and according
to the organizers, refreshment, snacks and free
entertainment will be on offer.
Cape Town - Story-telling, exhibitions, a tour of
old cells and a "stokbrood" (bread-on-stick) braai
- some of the fare the Western Cape's museums offered
on International Museum Day on Tuesday 18 May.
The World Museum of Mining
Raton Museum of Art
England Carousel Museum
A workshop on preserving intangible heritage was
jointly organised in Ha Noi on May 18 in celebration
of International Museum Day (May 18). Participants
in the workshop heard 11 reports on preserving Viet
Nam's intangible cultural heritage and methods to
showcase intangible cultural heritage in museums.
They said the Ethnology Museum is one of museums
in Viet Nam, which has best preserved the country's
cultural values and introduced them to the public.
The workshop was held by by the Ministry of Culture
and Information's Cultural Heritage Department and
the Viet Nam Ethnology Museum.