World Museum Day was marked here in the capital on May 18 under the theme: “Museums for Social Harmony”.
Asmara, 19 May 2010 – World Museum Day was marked here in the capital on May 18 under the theme: “Museums for Social Harmony”.
Speaking at the gathering, the director general of the Eritrean National Museum, Dr. Yosief Libsekal, highlighted the major role played by churches, monasteries and mosques in the preservation of precious and rich relics. He further pointed out that the National Museum is working diligently to preserve artifacts, besides raising public awareness.
Noting that 75% of the nation’s cultural heritages are being preserved in various monasteries and mosques, Dr. Yosief indicated that such assets attest that Eritrea is endowed with rich archeological artifacts and history.
Commending the activities being carried out at the national level as regards preservation of relics, the participants of the gathering stressed the need for every citizen to make due contribution to this end.
A presentation portraying the resources of the Eritrean National Museum featured on the occasion along with briefings by experts.