Liberation War Museum celebrated International Museum Day through discussion and cultural show at its auditorium on Friday morning.
International Museum Day, coordinated by the International Council of Museums, has been celebrated annually on May 18 since 1977 across the world to raise public awareness on the role of museums in the development of society.
Bangladesh National Committee of International Council of Museums president Jahangir Hossain and eminent dance artiste-choreographer Tamanna Rahman were present as discussants, while Liberation War Museum member secretary Rabiul Hussain delivered the welcome speech at the programme.
Jahangir Hossain and Tamanna Rahman spoke on this year’s theme ‘Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition’.
The speakers emphasised the role of museums as cultural hubs which connect people to different cultures and histories.
‘Museums are places where one can know about the past cultures and histories, where one can find their roots, their traditions. For example, local museums contain and display the cultures of peoples of different religions and lifestyles,’ said Jahangir Hossain.
‘To explore past cultures and cultures of other peoples and countries, the best way is to visit a museum,’ added Hossain.
‘As an artiste, I find visits to museums very enriching. We can know about arts and cultures, of the past and of other countries, by visiting museums,’ said Tamanna Rahman.
Following the discussion, Udayan Academy artistes presented popular songs in chorus. The troupe began with Tagore song Alo amar alo and also rendered Nazrul song Eki britte duti kusum and Lalon song Sob loke koy Lalon ki jaat.
Besides, Satyen Sen Shilpigoshthi artistes rendered patriotic songs Chhotoder boroder sakoler and Amra sobai Bangalee.
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