The Minister for Culture and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja has said that all the museums under the Ministry of Culture celebrate International Museum Day on 18th May every year including Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad (A.P).
In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today she said, the theme for International Museum Day 2011 set by International Council of Museums (ICOM) was “Museums & Memories”. The events and Programmes organized by all the museums like workshops, lectures, story telling competitions, film shows etc were largely oriented to conform to the theme set by ICOM. All museums provided free entry on this day. Wide publicity is given in print media to attract visitors.
Kumara Selja said, the theme for International Museum Day for the Year 2012 set by ICOM is “Museum in a changing world-New challenges, New Interpretations” and the museums have planned to organize special events including workshops and seminars to mark the occasion in a befitting manner.