13.05.2016

“Museum week” kicks off

“Museum week” was launched on May 13 by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in collaboration with Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences and Icherisheher State Historical and Architectural Reserve under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan as part of the Year of Multiculturalism.

Participants in the event included deputy Minister of Education Firudin Gurbanov, deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism Sevda Mammadaliyeva, representative of Icherisheher State Historical and Architectural Reserve under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan Anar Guliyev, Executive Director of the Science Development Foundation under the President Elchin Babayev, heads of general education institutions and museums, and pupils.

Deputy Minister of Education Firudin Gurbanov said the program aims to familiarize pupils with scientific, cultural, historical, ecological, development concept and ethnographic aspects of collections of large museums in the country.

Implemented by the Republican Ecological Education and Training Center of the Ministry of Education in partnership with the Republican Center of Young Tourists and Local Lore under “Museums and Multiculturalism” program, “Museum week” will be held in 25 museums in Baku and regions of the country from May 12 to 18.

Last year the project saw 7,000 pupils visit 15 museums in Baku. The event featured the awarding of certificates to general education institutions and pupils who were actively involved in “Museum week” in 2015.