Free entry to Fiji Museum today for International Museum Day

Free entry to Fiji Museum today for International Museum Day

By Alipate Narawa
Saturday 18/05/2024
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In celebrating International Museum Day 2024, the Fiji Museum is pleased to announce that entry will be free-of-charge to all members of the public till 4.30 this afternoon.

The theme for this year is "Museums for Education and Research" as a means of demonstrating how museums serve as dynamic educational institutions, fostering learning, discovery and cultural understanding.

The Fiji Museum says they are proud to announce that additional revamped exhibition spaces will be open to the public and there will be a programme of activities, including artist talks, heritage arts demonstrations, presentations by museum staff and interactive activities for all ages.

The Fiji Museum Board of Trustees says they are looking forward to welcoming the communities that they serve to visit them on this auspicious occasion.

The Fiji Museum works to preserve the cultural heritage of both Fiji’s Indigenous inhabitants and the other communities that have settled here over the past 200 years.

As Fiji’s national museum, it exists to collect, care for and share the 10,000+ objects, textile, flatwork, archaeology, natural history and archival/photographs in its collection, and through them, tell a story about Fiji’s history.

It was established in 1904 with the specific purpose of creating a national cultural facility to both protect and preserve Fiji’s cultural heritage as well as create a space for the public to engage with and appreciate the nation’s rich and diverse heritage.

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