Dear museum employees, please receive my sincere congratulations on the International Museum Day – your professional holiday!
The International Museum Day is celebrated worldwide each year on or around 18 May. The traditional role of museums is to collect objects and materials of cultural, religious and historical importance, preserve them, research into them and present them to the public for the purpose of education and enjoyment.
Museums without visitors is rather unusual. In the age of coronavirus (COVID-19), museums are facing unprecedented difficulties and uncertainty. Thanks to the digitization of museum collections and new online virtual tours, some of the cultural institutions can be discovered in coronavirus isolation.
Museums strive to engage the public using social channels. The social networks also help to share collections, video gallery tours, and other educational and entertaining content. Many museums and cultural organizations have taken to social media to engage, entertain, and educate their audiences.
Now that museums’ visitors are unable to experience museums in sites, one of the more pressing challenges has been promoting ways to engage the public as they would on-site. To address this, some museums have spearheaded live-streaming content.
The variety of museums in the Vologda Oblast caters for people with a wide range of interests. Visitors tour the oblast's many museums, which together house a large collection of items from Russia's past. Numerous architectural monuments reflect the history of the region, most of them were turned into museums.
I hope the museums will survive virus lockdown and the visitors will come to cultural institutions as soon as possible. I wish you all good luck for extraordinary success in your businesses and life, good health, well-being and prosperity!