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May 18 - International Museum Day

Since 1977, on the initiative of ICOM, May 18 is celebrated around the world as International Museum Day. 

The Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum (ANCM) has prepared series of events for this professional holiday. Due to the restrictions related to the pandemic, these events will be held for a wide audience in an online format.

The ANCM constantly improves cooperation with the different communities. The museum invited representatives of all social groups with whom it is in constant cooperation to celebrate International Museum Day together. 

The series of events will start with an online meeting with artists and craftsmen. The meeting will outline the Creative Azerbaijan program created and managed by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The program is designed to provide craftsmen and applied art lovers with new opportunities within the framework of interesting projects: to unleash their potential, to put forward ideas for new products, to master not only the local but also the foreign market.

The following meeting with the heads of the public organizations for support of people with disabilities will discuss the joint successful projects and future plans and will raise the question of enhancing the mutual activities with the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, the first inclusive museum in our country.

The ANCM invited directors of Karabakh museums to the third online meeting. As is well known, ICOM Azerbaijan and the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum are constantly working in this direction: collect and analyze updated information, conduct negotiations with the relevant international committees of ICOM on the return of lost exhibits to their homeland, restoration of Karabakh museums and their collections, which at one time suffered from the actions of the Armenian occupiers.

Along with the online meetings, the ANCM organizes the intellectual game What? Where? When? on the museum topic on May 18, 19:00. The game will be streamed Live on the museum's FB page. It will be in Azerbaijani and involve 20 teams connected via Zoom. Teams will answer questions on arts, world museums, carpet weaving, and the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum. The winners will receive prizes. If you would like to join the game hurry up! Register following the link https://form.jotform.com/211223719513448

The program will end with the online concert coincided with the Night of Museums and hosted by the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum. It starts at 21.00, May 18. The concert will be streamed online on the museum's Fb page. The concert program includes performances by rock and jazz bands - The Etude Band, Ayna Band, Diqqət, Caz Band, as well as performers Milan, Mikhail Altukhov, Joseph Abbas. Organizers: the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum and the International Mugham Center. 

SAVE THE DATE and join us on May 18 to celebrate International Museum day together!