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180 events to commemorate Cartagena on International Museum Day (18/05/2017)

Today, May 18, we are celebrating.

Since 1977 the museum community around the world has celebrated International Museum Day.

Currently, more than 35,000 museums from 145 countries participate in this event, promoting their approach to the public and society as a space for coexistence and development.

From the City Council of Cartagena will commemorate this ephemeris next Saturday May 20 with celebration of the Night of Museums, which offers a wide range of cultural and leisure.

This year the Night of the Museums of Cartagena, under the motto "The Night of the Enlightenment" has a total of 180 events in its programming, among which activities such as routes, visits, children's workshops, concerts, exhibitions, dance, Circus, theater, recreations ...

The Enlightenment will be the axis around which the museums, art galleries, bars and thousands of people will move in the edition of this 2017, coinciding with the 'Year of the Enlightenment', since this period marked a time of great importance In the port city in the beginnings of the Bourbon stage in the Spanish throne with the arrival of the new dynasty by its geostrategic position, which propitiated an important urban development that totally transformed the city, taking on a special relevance the figure of Carlos III.

The museums will be open until 2:00 am on Sunday 21, supported by 300 volunteers who will coordinate from the Implica2 program of the Youth Department and the Students Council of the Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (UPCT) and collaborate in The different activities explaining outstanding pieces of the museums, informing the visitors about the program or supporting the specific tasks of that day to the staff of the museum centers.

They also join this special night with their own offer of exhibitions and performances bars and art galleries.

More information: http://www.nochemuseoscartagena.es

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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