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Importance of museums

Importance of museums

Museums have a long history going back to the 3rd century B.C., when the first known museum was opened in the University of Alexandria in Egypt. Over the years, however, the museum culture has spread to nearly every part of the world and today it has become uncommon to find any country that does not have a museum, no matter how small it may be. This implies that the concept of the museum has become a global concept that has survived the 20th century. The traditional role of museums is to collect objects and materials of cultural, religious and historical importance and preserve them.

There should be a focus on the role of museums to benefit society and ensure that they become hubs for promoting peaceful relationships between people. Museums need to play an active role in peacefully addressing traumatic histories through mediation and multiple points of view. As education becomes a global issue, it should be clearly understood that the museum is a veritable institution in the learning process that should be fully integrated into the educational system. As institutions possessing critical resources in society, they can encourage, promote and foster the best of the cultural and democratic ideals of the nations. Without being political, they can give voice to the citizenry in matters pertaining to how they are governed by creating avenues for free discussions and dialogue; they can create a confluence where the events of today can be exhibited and discussed for the collective good of all.

Museums play a great role in preserving the cultural identity of the nation. The powers that be should renew the pledge to enhance the role of museums to create a peaceful society. As custodians of the cultural soul of the nation, they must have the capacity to bring unity and understanding in times of disorder. As institutions, they must not be afraid to speak through their exhibitions and programmes for the good of the nation. The museums of Bangladesh can showcase the best of the cultures of the nation through properly packaged cultural festivals that can attract an international audience. In our society museums must promote exhibitions that are topical and challenging; they must broaden their scope and not restrict themselves solely to objects and materials in their collections. In a changing world, museums have become very important institutions that are respected and valued.

 

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Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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