International Museum Day
Patronato de la Alhambra y Generalife has organised a busy schedule of free activities for 18 May, to celebrate International Museum Day. The twin aims of the programme are to consolidate the Museum of the Alhambra in the forefront of new social communication technologies and to showcase our heritage in an educational and innovative manner.
This year’s theme is Museums in a changing world. New challenges, New inspirations, and Patronato de la Alhambra y Generalife will celebrate with thematic visits to the Museum, a temporary exhibition of bronzes from the Umayyad caliphate of Cordoba, an exhibition of old coins recently acquired by Patronato de la Alhambra y Generalife, and the 11th edition of the Drawing and Getting to Know the Alhambra Museum competition for pre-school, primary and secondary children, among other activities.
Patronato de la Alhambra y Generalife is also pleased to offer Draw with your family in the Museum of the Alhambra. This new free activity consists of a guided tour through the Museum of the Alhambra, located in the Palace of Carlos V. Afterwards, the children draw the museum piece that they found most interesting or attractive. Groups are made up of a maximum of 15 people, including parents and schoolchildren (6th year, primary school). The activity, part of the A closer look at the Alhambra programme, took place each Saturday and Sunday in March and April 2012.
The drawings will be entered in a competition to be held to coincide with International Museum Day, on 18 May, and will be displayed in a virtual exhibition at the entry to the museum and on the official PAG website (Palace of Carlos V).
International Museum Day was set up in 1977 by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) to raise public awareness of the role of museums in the development of society, and has grown in popularity since then. In 2011, a record number of 30,000 museums in over 120 countries took part in International Museum Day celebrations.