The Solomon Islands National Museum is celebrating International Museum Day, IMD, today.
This year’s International Museum Day program will run from today to 18 May 2014 to mark this annual event which is normally celebrated on 18 May by thousands of museums across the world.
A government statement says as part of the occasion, the National Museum will host an exhibition entitled: “Black Birding” to remember the Queensland-Pacific Indentured Labour Trade and Australian South Sea Islanders, who worked in the sugar cane fields in Queensland and Northern New South Wales between 1863 and 1904.
The statement adds, this is to provide a platform for re-connection, recognition, dialogue, cultural exchange and strengthening of links between Australian South Sea Islanders and Solomon islanders.
SIBC News understands while the theme for this year’s International Museum Day is ‘Museum collections make connections’, the National Museum will organize audiovisual shows, a panel discussion, traditional cultural and contemporary dances, and live band performances and a religious program to support the exhibition over the 3-day celebrations.