International Museum Day celebrated on Puk Campus
The North-West University celebrates International Museum Day this year with several guided tours to five museums on the Potchefstroom Campus.
This year’s theme for this international day on 17 May is Museum and remembrances.
Museums conserve remembrances and tell stories. Many of these objects are fragile; some are rare and require special care and conservation. International Museum Day offer individuals the opportunity to discover and rediscover their individual and collective memory.
• On 17 May, guided tours are done at the University Museum (09:00, 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 and 15:00) in building E7 on the second floor.
• Visiting hours at the Education Museum in the old PCE main building (C6) are between 11:00 and 13:00.
• Guided tours are done at the Ossewabrandwag Museum on the third floor of the Ferdinand Postma Library between 10:00 and 13:00.
• Visiting hours at the Andries Bisschoff Geology Museum in the basement of the JS van der Merwe building (E6) are between 09:00 and 13:00 and between 14:00 and 16:00.
• Visiting hours at the AP Goosens Herbarium and Mildred van der Merwe Museum, where the largest collection of dried plant material in Northwest as well as an exhibition of fossils, kinds of wood and historic taxonomic research apparatus are exhibited, are between 08:30 and 15:00. This museum is in the basement of the JS van der Merwe building.
For any inquiries please call 018 299 4087.
Published by Kiewiet Scheppel on 12 May 2011.