BACA unveils culture-packed programme marking International Museum Day

The Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA) has unveiled a culture-packed programme marking the 2023 International Museum Day, observed worldwide on May 18, under the theme “Museums, Sustainability and Well-being.”

BACA has prepared a wide array of cultural events that will be held between May 13 and 24 at the Bahrain National Museum and Qal’at Al Bahrain Site Museum.

The programme features numerous workshops for various age groups, to be hosted by the two sites, starting from May 13, in the fields of drawing, arts, photography, antiquities, museum guidance, cuneiform writing, and ancient arts from the civilisations of Tylos and Dilmun.

As for cultural tours, they will be organised in cooperation with several hotels in Bahrain, Kashta Tours, FDS Bahrain and Fuji Film Company.

The celebrations also feature other important events, such as a panel discussion on “Bahraini Proverbs Depicted by Cartoon Scribbles” book on May 20, a virtual lecture on the skills of a museum guide on May 22-23 and a panel discussion entitled “Sustainability & Well-Being in the Future of Museums”, to be held at the University of Bahrain on May 24.

The programme also features other events, including storytelling, a film entitled Mohenjo Daro, a group breakfast, the best museum competition and the “Coins through Culture and History Exhibition”.

The two venues will welcome visitors without entry fees between May 18 and 20, while the Darseen Café at the Bahrain National Museum will offer discounts on the menu during the same period.

BACA called on the public to participate in the events of the International Museum Day.

More information about the programme and registration can be obtained through BACA’s website ( or follow its accounts on social media at @CultureBah.

Source: Bahrain News Agency