In recent years, almost 30,000 museums in more than 120 countries have organized activities for the International Museum Day. This year’s theme is Museums and Cultural Landscapes, which aims to make museums responsible for their landscapes, asking them to contribute knowledge and expertise and take an active role in their management and upkeep.
Museums must preserve and expand knowledge, heritage and culture, may it be within their walls or outside. It is their duty to implement and expand their activities through reaching out to the peoples to promote the culture and heritage of their locale.
They waive their admission fees for everyone to be encouraged to enjoy and learn, not only about the collections of the museum itself, but to imbibe that they can be an instrument of cultural exchange and to enrich the peoples in terms of culture and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.
In this year’s Museum Day, we’re glad to know that many museums in the Philippines took part in the celebration.
The National Museum of the Philippines also took part in the celebration, and in conjunction with the National Heritage Month, key museum leaders gave talks on the Museum’s efforts to protect heritage.