MIA’s Museums and Memory Project

28 Apr

May is “Museum Month”! You may know that International Museum Day is on May 18 and this year’s theme is “Museums and Memory.” In recognition, MIA has several events planned celebrating both the many positive things about museums and some of the best memories about museums.

For the entire month: We will be focusing on our museum and its four year history. Every week on the blog, we will post a special feature on little known aspects of the museum and highlight staff memories.

From May 1 – May 18: We want to hear about your museum memories! Visitors to the museum will be able to share and display their museum memories at MIA as part of a temporary display in the museum’s lobby.

May 18th, International Museum Day: MIA is offering free admission and 30 minute tours exploring the use and display of memories in Inuit sculpture. Then, visitors will be able to create their own art using their memories. The tour schedule is as follows: 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM.

For those who are on Twitter, May 17th is Museum Memory Day so tweet your museum memories using the tag “#MusMem”. If you have any amazing memories of museums, there are many ways to share them this year – on the web and in physical museums. We look forward to hearing yours!

Posted by: Alysa Procida, MIA’s Educational Coordinator

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2 Responses to “MIA’s Museums and Memory Project”

  1. Kate April 28, 2011 at 4:49 PM #

    Thanks so much for including my questions in the interview! It was wonderful to learn more about this wonderful artist, and I really look forward to the May 14 event!!

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