INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF MUSEUM (ICOM)
Message on the theme:
Each year, ICOM chooses a socially relevant theme for International Museum Day (IMD).
The theme chosen for 2017 is "Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums".
History is a vital tool for defining a given people's identity, and each of us defines ourselves through important and fundamental historic events. Contested histories are unfortunately not isolated traumatic events. These histories, which are often little known or misunderstood, resonate universally, as they concern and affect us all.
Museum collections offer reflections of memories and representations of history. This day will therefore provide an opportunity to show how museums display and depict traumatic memories to encourage visitors to think beyond their own individual experiences.
By focusing on the role of museums as hubs for promoting peaceful relationships between people, this theme highlights how the acceptance of a contested history is the first step in envisioning a shared future under the banner of reconciliation.
By mediating and expressing multiple points of view, museums play a role in peacefully addressing traumatic histories – while still sharing knowledge of the past and giving it meaning to help us understand the world today. Museums therefore become tools for teaching universal values and help create a common destiny among different, peaceful geopolitical spaces.
This theme therefore highlights the significant contribution of museums in modern society. Museums ask fundamental questions about any society by providing tools that encourage critical reflection on the issues of memory that shape it or tear it apart. Using a variety of museum methods and different ways of displaying contested histories offers tools for the critical appropriation and acceptance of the past and the establishment of a dialogue to help reconcile memories.
To help you to deal with this particularly tricky yet really inspiring subject, ICOM set up a scientific committee of acknowledged experts on the subject.
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5 hours ago
Fiji Museum shared Nanise Rainima Miss World Fiji Finalist 2017's video.
Nanise Rainima Miss World Fiji Finalist 2017
May 18th was International Museum Day and the Fiji Museum has decided to dedicate its end of the month (27th May 2017) Open Day to focus on celebrating the work of the various Departments/Sections that make up the Fiji Museum. Teams are working tirelessly to getting all their promos and materials in anticipation of this coming Saturday. With lots of educational activities for children, students, and families, the Fiji Museum would like to take this opportunity to thank Miss Nanise Rainima Miss World Fiji Finalist 2017 for the beautiful video below remembering this important day (International Museum Day) and also the work of the Fiji Museum. Indeed her prelude slogan "Know your identity! Know your Culture! Know your Fiji!" resonates well with the mission and goal of the Fiji Museum. We would like therefore to wish Ms. Rainima well in her bid to represent Fiji at the next Miss World. Na vakanuinui vinaka Nanise and God Bless. The Fiji Museum would like to wish other Miss World Fiji finalists the best as well. HAPPY INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY Fiji! ... See MoreSee Less
Know your identity! Know your culture! Know your Fiji 🇫🇯 Happy International Museum Day! (May 18) #MissWorldFiji2017 #BeautyWithaPurpose
2 days ago
Teuila KylerNanise Rainima has my vote for Miss World Fiji....She's gorgeous and intelligent....2 days ago · 1
Atish RoyHi so nice you be in mis world I am sower u goner win this cherite kiwn I atish. Roy from singatoka1 day ago
Fiji Museum updated their cover photo.
Typical Fijian village in the Namosi highlands.
Circa 1920s. ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
Fiji Museum added 8 new photos to the album "Luvedra na Ratu".
A team from the Fiji Museum was part of the Celebration of the Naming Ceremony; the “Vakatoka Yaca” of the newly adopted children of Noco, Rewa, who are the descendants of Indentured Labourers whose ship the “Syria”, was shipwrecked at Nasilai Reef, on May 11, 1884. The ceremonies were held in the chiefly village of Nabudrau, in the district of Noco in Rewa on the May 5, 2017. Hundreds of guests and the people of Rewa came to witness this historical event. They will be forever known with the I Cavuti - "Luvedra na Ratu".
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2 weeks ago
Fiji Museum added 12 new photos to the album ARCHAEOLOGY - SITES & SCENES.
Sites and scenes captured by our Archaeology team while on fieldwork mapping and assessing historical hill-fort and sites located at various parts of Fiji. ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
Abel Caine FijiBula to the amazing Fiji Museum Team, would it possible to plot these points on open-source or Google Maps so hikers can visit? Small, potential opportunity for hiker/tourism revenue.3 months ago · 5
Fiji MuseumBula vinaka Abel Caine Fiji. Thank you for valid point raised. The Fiji Museum Archaeology Team uses GPS and google earth to map sites. However, putting these on open-source would require consent from the traditional site custodians. Access to sites would require their consent as well. An area we are working on at present is advisory given to site custodians/owners on touristic opportunities (as you had alluded to above) but at the same time maintain a balanced and vanua-based approach in all these. Vinaka.3 months ago · 10
Jijilia YalaitogaAn opportunity to see how beautiful our Fiji is. So beautiful and full of characters3 months ago · 1