Every year since 1977 the International Council of Museums (ICOM) established International Museum Day which is organized around 18th May by museums from all over the world. This year, in the ICOM’s opinion, the Museum is a cultural organization which has responsibilities for the preservation of and connection between the present and the past through the museums’ collections. Therefore, the ICOM’s 2014 theme, “Museum collections make connections”, aims at renovating traditional methods of engagement adopted by museums in order to remain relevant to their stakeholders and all cultures throughout the world.
In response to this spirit based on the oriented activities commemorating International Women’s Day of the Department of Cultural Heritage, the Vietnamese Women’s Museum held a series of special significant activities in May as follows:
* Organize the traveling exhibition “Women in War” in many primary and secondary schools in Ha Noi. It is coordinated by the Vietnamese Women’s Museum and Kim Dong Publishing House. With more than 73 realistic images, the exhibition helped students understand the hardships and deprivations and moments that the children who lived during the war endured, torn between life and death in the extreme circumstances of wartime. They also felt joy from little and simple things in their life during the fierce wartime in which they lived. The exhibition has been displayed at some schools such as Ngo Thi Nham Primary School, Van Ho Secondary School, To Hoang Primary and Secondary School, Olympia Schools, Experimental School, Le Van Tam Primary School, Tran Nhat Duat Secondary School, etc.
Students at To Hoang Primary School visiting the exhibition