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Museums are an exceptional educational resource

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Staff Report ISb: The International Council of Museums (ICOM) Pakistan held its executive board meeting to discuss the plans for bringing museums and museum educational institutions together. It was discussed that to revitalizing the significance of museums, museum education, and their social impacts in terms of awareness, ICOM Pakistan will schedule training workshops, symposiums, and seminars. Muhammad Akhter Javed, President ICOM Pakistan in his keynote address said, "Museums and…Read More

Message from Prof. Dr. Anne-Catherine Robert-Hauglustaine Director General of the International Council of Museums (ICOM)

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article image Greetings to museum colleagues of Pakistan on International Museum Day The International Council of Museums (ICOM) fosters international debate within the museum community to improve our work throughout the world, and established International Museum Day in 1977. It is a unique occasion for museums to promote activities and enjoyment in order to stir public awareness about the crucial role conferred to museums in today’s society. This interplay consists of a series of special…Read More

Museums – a cradle of inspiration

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article image MUSEUMS ARE lyceums where ancientism cuddles modernism. Science, art, mysticism, humanity, barbarians from ancient times, extinct species, spirituality, and the masses flock together to augment a community belonging from diverse backgrounds and constrain them to expand their eyeball for extreme visualization of grand panorama of mankind evolution since prehistoric time. These are common center of attraction for scientists, artists, children, students, historians, archeologists, engineers…Read More

Need of science museums in Pakistan

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article image THE BIG difference between the scientist and the layman in their knowledge and understanding of scientific principles and technology attaches great handicap to Pakistan’s economic and cultural development, which inadequately meet by academia. In more economically advanced centers of world museums of science and technology have proven their efficiency significantly bridge this gap. Here the exhibits of scientific materials and their application to human use are easy to understand and…Read More

Museums are fountain-head of knowledge: Akhter Javed

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article image Akhter Javed is a Product and Exhibition Design seasoned professional. He had headed Pakistan Museum of Natural History, as Director General. Presently he is President of Executive Board of ICOM-Pakistan. Akhter is assigned the task to re-establish the National Committee of ICOM in Pakistan. In an interview he shared his thoughts about importance of museums with Technology Times What is the importance of museums in enumerating the history and culture of a civilization and its…Read More

Museums are an exceptional resource for public education

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article image Staff Report ISD: The International Council of Museums (ICOM) Pakistan held its executive board meeting to discuss the plans for bringing museums and museum educational institutions together. It was discussed that to revitalizing the significance of museums, museum education, and their social impacts in terms of awareness, ICOM Pakistan will schedule training workshops, symposiums, and seminars. Muhammad Akhter Javed, President ICOM Pakistan in his keynote address said, "Museums and…Read More

Scitech Museums – any role to play?

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article image "I like this machine," said the little boy. "Look son this machine is better. It is made up of these… parts and works on the principle of…" explained the father. This is the snippet of conversation between father and his kid, that I overheard in Science Museum London while standing next to a sixteenth century machine.During my visits to five different science and technology (scitech) museums in my recent visit to UK, I witnessed the evolution, from conception to…Read More

Pak, Paris museums to jointly preserve natural species

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The Pakistan Museum of Natural History and Paris Museum of Natural History are have signed a MoU to help preserve natural species. Besides, the Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) has also inked another MoU with Centre Science, Orleans-France for arranging and co-producing expos in Pakistan."PSF in collaboration with Embassy of France is carrying on two programmes including holding international travelling expos and promotion of inquiry-based science education in the country…Read More

Pak-China natural history museums ink coop deal

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH), a subsidiary of Pakistan Science Foundation, and Beijing Museum of Natural History (BMNH) have signed an MoU for cooperation in the areas of natural history.According to a press release, the MoU has been signed in Beijing during the recent visit of PMNH DG Dr. S. Azhar Hasan and Senior Operational Manager Muhammad Akhtar Javed’s to the Beijing Museum of Natural History.Purpose of their visit to China was to find out the areas of…Read More