The Manresa facilities send a message of equality, future inclusion through a small video that can now be viewed on the City Council’s Youtube channel. In addition, we remind you that the museums and museum facilities of Manresa offer online resources during these days of confinement.
As every year, May 18 is International Museum Day (IMD), the major event organized by the International Museum Committee (ICOM) since 1977. It is a day designed to put museums at the center of attention and vindicate the work they do in the study, preservation and dissemination of the cultural heritage of all, but also in the role they play as cultural institutions in the development of society and in improving the well-being and cohesion of the community.
This year, in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has been decided to keep the day going and make it virtual through technological resources and social networks. Therefore, a safe DIM is proposed for people, technologically open, accessible, plural and diverse.
With the motto proposed by ICOM this year, “Museums for equality: diversity and inclusion”, the International Museum Day 2020 aims to become a meeting point to celebrate diversity and to identify inequalities and overcome the prejudices in the stories that are constructed from museums.
Museums must be agents of transformation and, at a time like the present, they must participate constructively in the political, social and cultural realities of the community. The DIM can become a great opportunity to vindicate the role of museums in these difficult times.
The Museums of Manresa also wanted to be present on this day, sending a message of building a better, fairer and more egalitarian future. Museums are welcoming spaces, where the past and the present meet to reflect on the world in which we want to live. And, in the exceptional time we are living in, isolation must bring back the full awareness of the human condition: that we are part of a community. This message has been reflected in a small video that can already be seen on the Youtube channel of Manresa City Council and that will also be circulated through social networks.
In addition, we remind you that the museums and museum facilities of Manresa offer online resources during these days of confinement. You can view them at:
Museum of Manresa
Manresa Museum of Technology
Valentí Masachs Museum of Geology
Historical Museum of the Cathedral of Manresa
Cave Sanctuary Museum
Carrer del Balç Interpretation Center
Espai 1522. Manresa Ignasiana Interpretation Center
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