News ID: 252958
Published: 0256 GMT May 17, 2019

World to mark International Museum Day

World to mark International Museum Day

Many cultural events will be held throughout the world to mark International Museum Day, which falls on May 18.

Organized and celebrated by the worldwide community of museums on May 18 each year, the Iran Cinema Museum in Tehran, along with other museums in the country, will celebrate the day with free admission.

Over 2,500 trailers from 1931 up to the present are played. A collection of national and transnational awards along with certificates of Persian movies are also on public display, most of which are post-revolution honors.

Almost 8,000 books on movies as well as 400 scenarios are on exhibit, additionally. Moreover, about 3,000 state documents and records, contracts, property files, etc., exist in the museum.

The museum’s visual archive, currently, is made up of 1,000 Iranian films besides 500 trailers.

The press works include 500 titles of magazines, whose oldest dates to 1930.

Meanwhile, a special exhibition, ‘life reference,’ and lecture has been organized in Dushyant Kumar Memorial Manuscript Museum in India today.

While sharing this information, Rajurakar Raj, director of the museum, said that on May 18, senior litterateur Rajesh Joshi will inaugurate a special exhibition at Dushyant Museum. Senior story writer Mukesh Verma will preside, and famous writer Urmila Shirish will be special guest.

In this special exhibition, ‘Life References,’ the collection of the life-saving items of the departed writers will be displayed. Along with this, there will also be lectures on “The need of museum: In the context of literature.”

Meanwhile, a painting competition will be organized on Saturday. The painting competition will be organized to observe the day in Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum.

All 46 museums managed by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) across the country will allow free entry to visitors on International Museum Day (IMD) on Saturday, the government agency said in a statement.

"Entry in all the museums under Archaeological Survey of India would be free for general public on 18th May, 2019 on the occasion of International Museum Day," the notice read.

Dynamite Company Museum and historic Franz Hoenig Haus in Modderfontein, South Africa will be open to the public today marking the museum day.

In Croatia, 100 museums are celebrating the day from May 13 to 20 by staging open-air exhibitions, interactive workshops and, for the first time, gastronomic events in the streets and squares.



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