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Pemberton Museum Opens & BC Museums Week!

Pemberton Museum Opens & BC Museums Week!

The best way to celebrate BC Museums Week is to open our doors to the people making history today.  The museum opened for the season on Wednesday this week and will be open through the weekend. 

May 18-24, 2019 marks the third official BC Museums Week. Join us on International Museum Day, May 18, which is celebrated worldwide as part of the international conversation about “Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition” #MuseumDay.

The role of museums in society is changing. Museums keep reinventing themselves in their quest for becoming more interactive, audience focused, community oriented, flexible, adaptable and mobile. Becoming cultural hubs functioning as platforms where creativity combines with knowledge and where visitors can also co-create, share and interact.

While preserving their primary missions – collecting, conservation, communication, research, exhibition – museums have transformed their practices to remain closer to the communities they serve. Today they look for innovative ways to tackle contemporary social issues and conflict. By acting locally, museums can also advocate and mitigate global problems, striving to meet the challenges of today’s society proactively. As institutions at the heart of society, museums have the power to establish dialogue between cultures, to build bridges for a peaceful world and to define a sustainable future.

Finding new ways to honour collections, their histories and their legacies, creating traditions that will have new meaning for future generations and relevance for an increasingly diverse contemporary audience…