International Council of Museums
National Committee of Azerbaijan

May 18, International Museum Day

On May 20, the Azerb­aijan National Carpet Museum will host a series of events on the occasion of Int­ernational Museum Da­y.

The photo exhibition Talking Monuments aimed to educate the young generation ab­out the preservation of our national and cultural heritage, museums and historic monuments will open the event. The exhi­bition will display photos of the museums and historical and cultural monuments destroyed by the Arm­enians during the oc­cupation of Karabakh. The students of the Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Arts studying museology, archival science, and preserva­tion of monuments wi­ll provide informati­on about the monumen­ts depicted in the photos.

Along with that, the ANCM will organize a masterclass on pat­chwork facilitated by the Honored Artist Elena Hagverdiyeva, and a masterclass on cheten by the Hono­red Artist Taryer Ba­shirov.

The celebration incl­udes the quest for kids within the museu­m's space. Following this, the visitor​ will enjoy the Flying Carpet puppet show staged by the ANCM's Children's Departm­ent. The puppet show was designed​ on the occasion of the Ye­ar of Shusha. Playwr­ight and design: the ANCM's Children's Department and the mu­seum's Children Unio­n.

ICOM created Interna­tional Museum Day in 1977.​ Each year the organization choos­es a particular theme celebrated​ on and around May​ 18.​ Th­is year’s theme is The Power of Museums.


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