On the occasion of International Museum Day, which this year carries the theme ‘Museum Collections Make Connections’, ICOM Malta this year has organised a competition over the weekend 17& 18 May.
‘My Selfie –My Cultural Identity’. The competition is open to people of all ages, participants are being asked to choose an artefact from any museum and take a selfie with it, submit their selfies on a specially-set-up Facebook page entitled ‘My Selfie –My Cultural Identity’, and to caption the photo with a simple sentence explaining why the sitter chose that particular museum or artefact.
Further supplementing this competition and celebrating International Museum Day (Sunday, 18th May) are special offers from –
St John’s Co-Cathedral will be open free of charge on Saturday, 17th May from 1300-1730hrs (last admission 1700)
Casa Rocca Piccola – A special tour will be held on Sunday 18th May at noon and a glass of prosecco will be offered to all visitors
Wignacourt Museum– A family-oriented tour will be offered on Sunday 18th May at 1100hrs and adult-oriented tours will take place at 1100 and 1400hrs. Family trails and activity sheets will also be provided.
International Museum’s Day is a yearly worldwide event which has been organised since 1977: http://network.icom.museum/international-museum-day We encourage the general public to take advantage of the above offers and to participate in the competition.
1st PRIZE: €100 cash from ICOM-Malta.
2nd PRIZE: €50 from BDL.
3rd PRIZE: €30 from BDL.
Winners will also each be given an exhibition catalogue of the 100 Objects Exhibition from Heritage Malta, two tickets to visit Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum, Mdina and a bottle of champagne courtesy of Casa Rocca Piccola, Valletta.
More information about ICOM-Malta and the competition is available on the official ICOM-Malta Facebook page.