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TCI: Museum Day event postponed; new date to be announced

#Providenciales, May 18, 2019 – Turks and Caicos – Rainy, stormy weather is expected again tomorrow according to forecasts and this has forced the postponement of the Turks and Caicos National Museum’s Back in da Day event. 

The celebration, which is staged outdoors at the site of the soon-to-be-constructed, Providenciales branch of the National Museum, was a hit last year with its exciting showcases of indigenous culture.

Regrettably, organisers, earlier today made the decision to postpone the event which was organized to coincide with the global commemoration of International Museums Day on May 18, 2019.

The tradition of a day to focus on museums dates back to 1977, according to the International Council of Museums, ICOM.  At its website, there was this reason given for the occasion…

“The objective of International Museum Day (IMD) is to raise awareness of the fact that, Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.  Organised on 18 May each year or around this date, the events and activities planned to celebrate International Museum Day can last a day, a weekend or an entire week. IMD was celebrated for the first time 40 years ago. All around the world, more and more museums participate in International Museum Day.”

Last year, more than 37,000 museums participated in the event in about 158 countries and territories, Turks and Caicos Islands included.

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