LUSAKA, May 18 — As the world commemorates the International Museum Day which falls on May 18, an official at a museum in Lusaka, the Zambian capital, has called for the need for people to embrace museums which are hubs for preserving cultures.
Yvonne Mulala, Education Officer at the Lusaka National Museum said the theme for this year’s commemoration “Museums as Cultural Hubs: the Future for Traditions” was vital in inculcating the need for people to value the importance of museums in preserving cultures.
She said museums are a preserve of knowledge of a country’s culture which people must take advantage of in order to be abreast of where they are coming from and appreciate their culture.
As part of this year’s commemoration, the museum has organized a Miss Zambia Culture modeling show where ladies will adorn traditional outfits from different parts of the country.
The Lusaka National Museum was established in 1996 and has two galleries, one of which depicts Zambia’s history from pre-history periods, the political history and the way people used to live while the other gallery is mainly used for temporal exhibitions.
The museum also has a children’s reading section aimed at inculcating the culture of reading books among the young people in the country.