PRESS RELEASE: National Museum Waives Admission on International Museum Day

Basseterre, St. Kitts – May 18, 2018 (The St. Christopher National Trust): In keeping with the tradition observed across the world, the National Museum on St. Kitts is joining its regional and international counterparts in observing International Museum Day on Friday (May 18, 2018) under the theme “Hyperconnected Museums: New approaches, new publics.”

Hyperconnectivity is a term invented in 2001 to design the multiple means of communication we have today, such as face-to-face contact, email, instant messaging, telephone or the Internet. This global network of connections becomes each day more complex, diverse and integrated. In the hyperconnected world of today, museums join the trend. This is the reason why the International Council of Museums (ICOM) has chosen the theme “Hyperconnected museums: New approaches, new publics” for the International Museum Day 2018.

The objective of International Museum Day is to raise awareness of how important museums are in the development of society.  Participation is growing among museums all over the world.  In 2017, more than 36,000 museums participated in the event in some 157 countries.

The National Museum of St. Kitts is on International Museum Day on Friday (May 18, 2018) waiving admission for all visitors.

The Museum is located in the St. Christopher National Trust building (Old Treasury) on the Bay Road in Basseterre.  Opening hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

International Museum Day was established in 1977 by the International Council of Museums (ICOM).

About the St. Christopher National Trust

 

Tasked with preserving and promoting the natural, historical, ecological and cultural heritage of the island of St. Kitts, the St. Christopher National Trust has been working tirelessly to this end for nearly 30 years.

 

Founded in 1989 as the St. Christopher Heritage Society, the organization became the St. Christopher National Trust through an Act of the National Assembly in 2009.  The National Trust is a non-governmental, voluntary organisation, whose objectives include fostering a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the island, promoting our heritage and safeguarding and preserving our natural environment, traditions and customs, music, visual and performing arts and of course,  our monuments and historic buildings and sites.

 

The organization also manages the National Museum and operates a Documentation and Research Centre, and a culture and heritage-focused Gift Shop. 

 

For more information please contact the National Trust Offices at P.O. Box 888, 465-5584 or admin@stchristophernationaltrust.kn

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