18 May is International Museum Day. The theme for this year is “Museums for Social Harmony”. Something we can certainly do with in South Africa.
Museums record the history and culture of a country, a community. Apart from providing an interesting glimpse into the past, knowledge of where we came from can help us get to where we want to go. And hopefully avoid endlessly repeating the same mistakes.
Many people never visit museums, seeing them as boring places they were forced to visit as children. If you are one of those people, please consider visiting your local museum. You might be surprised.