Museums are an exceptional resource for public education

Staff Report ISD: The International Council of Museums (ICOM) Pakistan held its executive board meeting to discuss the plans for bringing museums and museum educational institutions together. It was discussed that to revitalizing the significance of museums, museum education, and their social impacts in terms of awareness, ICOM Pakistan will schedule training workshops, symposiums, and seminars.

Muhammad Akhter Javed, President ICOM Pakistan in his keynote address said, “Museums and specially science museums are an exceptionally important resource for public education and engagement in natural as well as social scientific research”.

Talking with Technology Times on importance of museums he elaborated, “Museums play a dynamic role in curiosity development through public engagement in education, while also serving as witnesses of the past and guardians of humanitys treasures for future generations.” The ICOM Pakistan is committed to ensure the protection, conservation and transmission of cultural goods through the development of museums and linking them with the institutions of museum education, he further added.

Muhammad Akhter Javed also complimented the executive board members of International Council of Museums-Pakistan (ICOM-PAK) for attending and their valuable input in board meeting.

ICOM organization contributes to the knowledge and transmission of identity and heritage values specific to each culture. Established in 1946, ICOM is a unique network of more than 32,000 members and museum professionals from 136 countries and territories who represent the global museum community.

The board meeting also deliberated the initiative of fundraising for Nepal earthquake victims.

Along with executive board members scientists, artists, journalists, businessmen, academicians and other community members also participated in the meeting.

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