The purpose of International Museum Day is to raise awareness of how important museums are in the development of society. Almost 30,000 museums in over 100 countries have participated in this event since it began in 1977.
Museums preserve memories and tell stories with their collections of numerous objects which express our natural and cultural heritage. Many of these items are fragile and require special care and conservation. International Museum Day 2011 gives us the opportunity to discover – and rediscover – individual and collective memories.
The Southern Museum joins in celebrating this year’s International Museum Day theme, “Museum and Memory” by offering $2.00 off the regular adult admission price on May 18th. Museum visitors are invited to bring in objects they wish to conserve (i.e. photos, documents, etc.) and our archival staff will assist them with advice on how to preserve their memories for future generations. This service will be offered hourly from 10 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 3 pm.
Join us for International Museum Day at the Southern Museum on May 18th, and “ask an Archivist”!
(For more information on International Museum Day, visit www.network.icom.museum.)