In December 2002, the directors of 18 museums located throughout Europe and the United States issued the Declaration of the Importance and Value of Universal Museums. The declaration is an attempt, by the directors of major Western museums, to defend against demands for restitution of museum objects by defining themselves
Many people visit museums to view antiquities. They enjoy seeing these relics of the ancient world as a way of understanding past cultures and sometimes connecting with their own heritage. This evidence was found in the passage, “Returning Antiquities to Their Countries of Origin” by Joyce Mortimer paragraph 1. Cultural artifacts should not be returned to their region of origin because some people don’t have enough money to travel to China or Brazil to go look at ancient artifacts from the past. So they should bring these ancient trinkets to places like America and Canada so people around the world can study different cultures to learn more about the life around use.
Museums have long served a purpose as cultural staples. For every museum, big and small, careful consideration is used in selecting its contents. When securing new items for a museum, it is most important to consider public appeal, educational value, and cost-effectiveness.
The 22,000 square-foot exhibition space contains more than 20 galleries. This museum showcases over 30,000 artifacts. The exhibitions are set up as a time traveling experience that takes visitors across hundreds of years and across the globe. The journey begins in Africa, the cradle of human life and continues on to the slave trade, and the contribution to African culture. In the end, the journey discloses with remarkable triumphs in medicine,
The museum focuses on teaching and making visitors aware of the local culture that once was. Its main exhibits are farming tools and items you would see and use on a working
In display were other wooden domestic equipment such as wooden pestle and mortar, a spade and a spear. Pottery was not left out of the exhibition as there were several pots, weaving was represented by the skin thread and a hat. Finally, necklaces and other valuable ornaments were in this part of the museum too.
Visiting a Museum • It makes sense to approach a museum the way a seasoned traveler approaches visiting a city for the first time. Find out what there is available to see. In the museum, find out what sort of exhibitions are currently housed in the museum and start with the exhibits that interest you.
each Federal agency and each museum which has possession or control over holdings or collections of Native American human remains and associated funerary objects shall compile an inventory of such items and, to the extent possible based on information possessed by such museum or Federal agency, identify the geographical and cultural affiliation of such item (Native 1990).
saying goes, "he who fights and runs away, lives to fight another day." Except for the Visitor Center, which offers exhibits that includes artifacts found in the vicinity, a visit to
In museums today various pieces are displayed in such a way as to show people that these pieces are what they are and to explain their original uses etc. In Paris for example, a new museum was built in 2006 called Quai Branly and it displayed a collection of Benin pieces including
The planning for this museum began in the 1990s when the state and local leaders began discussing creating a hands-on facility that will educate visitors about the Gulf of Mexico. The displays and exhibits include America’s Sea, Tools of the Trade, plus many more!
There is also another museum called Francisco Taquechel. It was a townhouse that was turned into a pharmacy k 1898. It was changed in 1996 to be a pharmacy and a museum. It has 19th century medical equipment. This includes French porcelain Apothecary’s jars and instruments. These were found at the center of the city. There was also a century-old French porcelain water filter. The museum actually sells many health supplies from today. There is many shelves full of this type of
In the National American Museum there are a lot of things that you can explore and discover. The museum has exhibitions that educates the visitors on the continued Native presence in the region. It also has one of the most extensive collections of Native American artifacts in the world. In
For museums, the accuracy of history should be the primary goal. With that being said, education and fundraising are important secondary goals as well. The active roles for both museums and their employees in securing a new work of art or an artifact for a particular museum should be to
The focus of acquisitions should be to address conspicuous weakness in the current collection. At the National Museum of Singapore, one of the conspicuous weaknesses includes objects which represent the minority communities in Singapore, hence the need to acquire artefacts that address this gap. The current collection is insufficient for presenting a balanced and objective narrative on the subject.