The theme of the International Museum Day this year is "Museums in a Changing World: New challenges, new inspirations." Communications Museums is organizing the "Seminars of International Museum Day 2012" in May. The objective is not only to allow local museum professionals to acquire new knowledge, broaden their vision in museum management and service provision, but also to provide a platform for the general public, especially teachers and students, to have a deeper understanding of museums' roles and, therefore, increase their influence in the community.
The first seminar, which is for Museum professionals, will be held at the Auditorium of Communications Museum in the afternoon of May 4. The organizer has invited Ms. SIU Kai Kuen, Chief Curator of Hong Kong Museum of History and Mr. SZETO Yuen Kit, Curator (Xubaizhai) of Hong Kong Museum of Art to deliver speeches on "Hong Kong Museum of History under new thoughts" and "Beyond exhibition - The curatorial concept of modern museum", respectively.
The second seminar, which is for the general public, is co-organized by the Macao Polytechnic Institute and the Education & Youth Bureau. It will be held at at the Auditorium of Macao Polytechnic Institute in the afternoon of May 5,. Citizens, teachers and students are welcome to attend the seminar. The organizer has invited Professor LI Wen Ru, Ph.D., Deputy Director of the Palace Museum, Beijing to introduce the "Development trend of museums in China"; Professor SUN Wei Hsin, Ph.D., Director General of the National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung to discuss "Life is short, why don't we explore the interest of knowledge? - The role of museums in lifetime education for the general public."; and Associate Professor VAI Mang I, Ph.D. to talk about "A life of science popularization - How to develop interest in science?". The seminar is free of charge, and it is also recognized as a "Training Programme for Educators". Registration will be accepted from now till April 30. Seats are limited and first-come-first-served.
For more information of the seminars and registration, please visit http://macao.communications.museum or contact Communications Museum for details (Telephone: 28718063 / 28718570; Fax: 28718018; Email: email@example.com).