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Monday, May 18, 2009

Berea marks International Museum Day

ARK in BEREA, May 18, 2009 - American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca stressed the importance of preserving and protecting the country’s heritage.
They said history play a significant role for the social, economic and political development of a community as well as a country.
The Ambassadors speaking at a symposium that opened here on Monday in connection with the International Museum Day marked here for under a theme “Museums for Tourism”.
The Ambassadors said museums exhibit the tangible and intangible heritages of humanity thereby preserving and transferring history to the next generation as well us promoting them to tourists.
Accordingly, they said the main aim of celebrating the day is to show the contribution of museums for the development of tourism and raise the awareness of the public on the issue.
Manager of the ARK in Berea, the worlds first Eco-Museum, Edward Gottschick on his part said the museum has been executing activities aiming at the ongoing development activities of the community.
Organizing visits to various historical places and symposiums aiming at raising the awareness of the society about ICEAlity and the community history are among the activities that have been carried out by the museum for the same purpose.
International Museum Day has been celebrated all over the world since 1977.
Each year, a theme is decided on by the ICEA's Advisory Committee.