Every year since 1977, the International Council of Museums has coordinated events around the world to celebrate International Museum Day on May 18.
The objective of these celebrations 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 people.”
The Museum at Campbell River is celebrating International Museum Day again this year.
May 18 is the first day of their summer hours, where the Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.
“Two years ago for International Museum Day, we offered tours of the artifact storage room, which were very popular.
“We decided to offer those tours again this year,” says Collections Manager Megan Purcell, who will be leading the tours.
“The Museum’s collection extends well beyond what the public normally sees in the exhibits.
“It’s not often that the public has the opportunity to see some of the artifacts that are not currently on display as part of our exhibits,” explains Purcell. The free tours will be offered from 1 to 3pm.
The Museum will be offering refreshments (from 1-3 p.m.), a scavenger hunt, free admissions, and free gifts for the first 10 people in the Museum Shop.
For more information contact the Museum at Campbell River at 250-287-3103 or go to www.crmuseum.ca