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Guangdong to host wonderful activities in Zhongshan during International Museum Day

date: 2024-05-10 17:07 source:GDtoday

May 18, 2024, marks the 48th International Museum Day, with the theme "Museums for Education and Research." On May 17-18, the main event for the "5.18 International Museum Day" in Guangdong, co-hosted by the Guangdong Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism and the Zhongshan Municipal People's Government, will take place in Zhongshan city.

The evening of May 17 will see the opening ceremony for the "5.18 International Museum Day" and the "Night at the Museum - Lingding Bay." On May 18, a series of themed activities will be offered, including high-quality exhibitions, public welfare events, study tours, ideological and political education classes, and cultural and creative product exhibitions. The educational role of museums will be fully showcased through creative and distinctive activities and exhibitions,  allowing the public to appreciate the cultural richness of the Greater Bay Area. 

Highlights of the main event

1. Museum Education and Research in the Digital Age: 2024 Greater Bay Area Museum Development Conference
Date: May 17, 15:00-17:30;
May 18, 10:00-17:30
Venue: Sheraton Zhongshan Hotel
Content: This event focuses on the innovative development of museums in the Greater Bay Area, exploring new models for the protection and inheritance of cultural heritage.

2. Opening Ceremony of International Museum Day and "Night at the Museum—Lingding Bay"
Date: May 17, 20:00-21:30
Venue: Grand Theater, Zhongshan Culture &Art Center

3. Opening Ceremony of the "Exhibition of the High-Quality Development of Guangdong Museum Industry"
Date: May 18, 09:00-09:30
Venue: Lobby of Zhongshan Museum
Content: This event showcasesrecent high-quality developments in various aspects of museum policy, collection management, exhibition, public services, development of cultural and creative products, publicity, academic research, and talent teams across Guangdong.

4. Opening Ceremony of the Special Exhibition "The Great Emperor Wu of Han Dynasty—Liu Che and His Era"
Date: May 18, 09:00-09:30
Venue: Lobby of Zhongshan Museum
Content: Themed around "Emperor Wu of Han Dynasty and Han Culture," the event features exquisite artifacts from the Western Han period to portray the grand life of Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty and the prosperity of the Han Dynasty.

5. Museum Study Tour (Zhongshan Section) Inaugural Activity of Historical Sites Related to Sun Yat-sen
Date: May 18, 09:30-11:30
Venue: Zhongshan Museum
Content: This event explores various cultural heritage sites and memorials related to Sun Yat-sen within Zhongshan City, allowing participants to understand the illustrious life of Sun Yat-sen and cultivate patriotic sentiments.

6. "Museum Treasure Hunt" Day
Date: May 18
Online Platforms: Weipaitang, WeChat Video Account, WeChat "Youzan," etc.
Content: Online sale of cultural products, handicrafts, and cultural and creative products, with simultaneous live streaming from Zhongshan Museum.

7. Cultural and Creative Study Tour
Date: May 18, 09:00-16:00
Venue: Indoor and outdoor areas of Zhongshan Museum
Content: Exhibition and sale of cultural and creative products, interactive activities in study tours, displays of intangible cultural heritage projects, and more.

8. Public Welfare Activity for Appraisal of Cultural Relics in Guangdong (Special Session for May 18)
Date: May 18, 09:30-11:30
Venue: Social Education Center of Zhongshan Museum
Content: Free appraisal of cultural relics, dissemination of knowledge on relic collection appreciation, and promotion of laws and regulations concerning cultural relics.

9. Workshop on "The Ideological Course in Museums"
Date: May 18, 15:00-17:00
Venue: Museum of Dr. Sun Yat-sen
Content: Discussion on the integration of revolutionary cultural relics work in the new era with the reform and innovation of ideological and political courses, focusing on the innovative development path of museums in the Greater Bay Area and exploring new models for the protection and inheritance of cultural heritage.

10. "Nanyin and Guqin Concert - By Cai Yayi &Chen Silai"
Date: May 18, 20:00-21:30
Venue: Zhongshan Cultural and Art Center
Content: Performances by intangible cultural heritage inheritors Cai Yayi and Chen Silai using guqin, nanyin, and dongxiao instruments, exploring the beauty of intangible heritage and passing on traditional music culture.

Editor: Alice Fung

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