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Uganda Plans To Leverage Museum Awareness For International Museum Day Celebrations

Uganda Plans To Leverage Museum Awareness For International Museum Day Celebrations

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The Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife, and Antiquities, through its Department of Museums and Monuments, today during the press briefing at the media centre has announced the celebration of International Museum Day 2024 as Uganda will be joining the global community in celebrating this significant day under the theme "Museums shaping knowledge for the future”

International Museum Day will be celebrated based on the theme Museums for Education and Research derived from the International Council of Museums focusing on the critical role museums play as dynamic educational institutions fostering learning, discovery, and cultural enlightenment to the public

Uganda is blessed with a diversity of heritage most of which can be seen from museums. The Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, has for the last five years been joining other museums to celebrate International Museum Day.

This year’s Celebrations are being conducted under the international Theme, Museums for Education and Research, which aims at Emphasizing Sustainable, Development Goals, and Quality Education among others.

The Assistant Commissioner of Sites from the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife, and Antiquities, Jackeline Besigye, emphasizes that the primary purpose of national museums is to raise public awareness rather than to rival private or community museums. Instead, their role is to regulate these museums.

Jackeline further explained the delay of the opening of Kasubi Tombs which was supposed to be done last year. she says that the government is working with the Buganda kingdom to see this off.

Additionally, minister  Mugarra says that the government's attention is not solely on museums and cultural sites, but also on the increase in the number of visitors to these centres

Her Excellency Maj. (Rtd) Jessica Alupo, Vice President of the Republic of Uganda, is expected to grace the event as the chief guest and her presence will further strengthen the government's firm commitment to promoting cultural heritage and tourism development.

All Ugandans are urged to be part of the event set to take place in Soroti City, Eastern Uganda, on May 18, 2024.

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