Nova Scotians are invited to participate in the 150th anniversary of the Nova Scotia Museum (NSM) which officially starts today, May 18, to coincide with International Museum Day.
To mark the occasion, the museum will host 150 days of celebrations, events and exhibitions at its 28 sites across the province. The celebrations conclude in October with a museum conference in Halifax.
A highlight includes Museum Making: An Invitation, an exhibit examining the past, present and future of the NSM. It will explore themes that are reflective of 21st century concerns through NSM’s collection, site stories and current research.
This exhibit will feature interactive stations for visitors to make suggestions on artifacts and ideas that should become part of the NSM of the future. This ties into a social media project focused on selecting objects from 2018 to become part of the collection. Once the exhibit closes the items will be placed in a time capsule for NSM 200.
As one of Canada’s oldest provincial museums, the Nova Scotia Museum has been preserving, sharing and celebrating Nova Scotia’s rich natural and human history for a century and a half.
The museum’s collections include nearly a million objects and everyone is invited to visit the sites across the province and share their experiences on social media with the hashtag #NSM150.
For more information, visit http://museum.novascotia.ca/nsm150 .