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Careers in museum sector to be highlighted for International Museum Day

- International Museum Day to be observed in VI May 18, 2022, under theme 'The Power of Museums'
Ole Government House Museum in the Virgin Islands. The Virgin Islands will join the rest of the world in observing International Museum Day on May 18, 2022, under the theme 'The Power of Museums'. Photo: Trip Advisor
In recognition of International Museum Day 2022, several activities have been planned for the week from May 16 to 20 for the Territory’s secondary schools. Photo: GIS
In recognition of International Museum Day 2022, several activities have been planned for the week from May 16 to 20 for the Territory’s secondary schools. Photo: GIS
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands will join the rest of the world in observing International Museum Day on May 18, 2022, under the theme “The Power of Museums”.

Director of Culture, Dr Katherine A. Smith, stated that several activities have been planned for the week from May 16 to 20 for the Territory’s secondary schools. These she said include a focus on the many exciting careers that exist within the museums sector. These include, among others, museum curator, collections manager, exhibition designer, museum educator, marketing manager, public programmer and exhibition installer.

Dr Smith, according to a press release from Government Information Service (GIS) today, May 16, 2022, added that presentations will also include written and visual descriptions of what these professions do, as well as the qualifications required for these careers. They will use the local as well as the international museum sector as context.

Museum 'careers are quite diverse & exciting- Dr Smith

The Director said, “If we want to begin exploring the “power of museums” more effectively in the Territory, we must begin to expand our museums’ offerings – in all ways. One way to do this is to begin to seek professional qualifications in various aspects of the museum sector, and these careers are quite diverse and exciting.”

This year’s activities are also expected to reflect the theme “The Power of Museums” through exploring the power of the stories behind the actual artefact – storytelling.

The Department of Culture has engaged with its museum curators as storytellers and has developed a short video series around this topic.  In order to view the storytelling videos, follow on Facebook @Virgin Islands Department of Culture for the following:

Wednesday, 18 May @7:00 p.m.

Jenesis Studios: "Digging for Gold"

North Shore Shell Museum: "Searching for Seashells"

Thursday, 19 May @7:00 p.m.

Virgin Islands Maritime Museum: "Faithful Legacy: Our Shipwrights and Mariners"

Her Majesty's Prison Museum: " The Peculiar Institution"

Old Government House Museum: "Conch Shell on Display"

Friday, 20 May @7:00 p.m.

Theodolph Faulkner House Museum:

" Theodolph Faulkner House Museum and the Anegada Story"

The following contains the schedule for secondary school visits:

Monday, 16 May

Virgin Islands School of Technical Studies

Tuesday, 17 May

Claudia Creque Educational Centre

Wednesday, 18 May

St. Georges Secondary School and Cedar International School

Thursday, 19 May

Bregado Flax Educational Centre Secondary Division

Friday, 20 May

Elmore Stoutt High School

5 Responses to “Careers in museum sector to be highlighted for International Museum Day”

  • Madame tussauds (16/05/2022, 16:53) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Maybe add say eight or nine now redundant political wax figures
  • Just saying (17/05/2022, 04:20) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Not sure our culture is being properly displayed
  • unity (17/05/2022, 05:58) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Government belongs in one of those museums NOW!
  • Hmm (17/05/2022, 06:37) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    A display on corruption might be a good attraction
    • @ Hmm (17/05/2022, 18:06) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Good advice let’s start first with the former racist governor and the corrupt police chief the one before Michael


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