International Museum Day. Museums for equality: diversity and inclusion
With the motto Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion, International Museum Day 2020 aims to become a meeting point to celebrate the diversity of perspectives that make up the communities and museums staff, as well as to promote tools to identify and overcome the prejudices in what the museums show and in the stories they tell.
The potential of museums to create meaningful experiences for people of every background is a vital part of their social value. As agents of change and reliable institutions, there is no time like the present for museums to demonstrate their relevance and participate constructively in the political, social, and cultural realities of modern society.
The delegations of the Red Cross of Sitges, Vilanova i la Geltrú and Vilafranca have promoted a new campaign to raise funds to purchase food for families who, with the COVID'19 crisis, are in an unfavourable situation. The Museums of Sitges have wanted to join the initiative and link it to the International Museum Day, on 18 May, where there is music as usual.
The participation of groups and music performers has come a long way with the desire to reach the amount of € 10,000 to help the neediest families in these times of crisis. We have been supported by: Ninot , Ma. Ángeles Cuevas , Esteve Molero , Jordi Mestre, Luis Chacón , Joan Pinós, Erwyn Seeruton, Enric Alegre, Patricia Pérez, Marc Gómez, Joan Dausà , Sitges Big Band, Núria Scarp, Ramon Mirabet , Joan Rovira, Coral SitgesCanta !, the small company of Barcelona , Carme Olivella, Christina Koch, Cristina Gomila, Sergi Mas and Lucrecia.
Virtual exhibition: In feminine key
Through a video, we present an exceptional collection of the least known women from our collections.
Santiago Rusiñol was a great wrought-iron collector. In this workshop, we recreate a real work of iron with cardboard. Here and in the educational and family corner, you find this wrought-iron workshop with sign language to promote inclusion.
Although the doors of the museums are closed, several museums of the Museum Service offer virtual guided tours live.
Our turn is on Sunday 17 May, at 11 am by Pere Izquierdo, acting director-manager
In this video, you see one of the museum's most unknown collections. We can see some glass, bronze and silicon paste necklaces that Santiago Rusiñol found digging himself in Puig des Molins, in Ibiza. From the 16th till 18 May.
Based on the initiative of the Maritime Museum and the Museum of Natural Sciences of Barcelona, several Catalan museums launched the proposal #MuseumQuizACasa, a special edition of the Museum Quiz contest, to provide a cultural and leisurely alternative to the citizenry during this period. From 16 May at 8 am until Monday 18 May, midnight, all the competitions held during the confinement are available through the Museum Quiz website so that the interested people can take part, all the information here.
Recreate from your home a piece of work that we offer you from our collections.
Put yourself in the protagonist's shoes or use what you have at home to recreate the painting.
Upload an image to Instagram that includes the original work and your performance.
Share the result on Instagram using the hashtag #DIMchallenge.
The text of the photograph must identify the work and label it at the Sitges Museums.
Deadline: until 11:59 pm of the International Museum Day which is Monday, 18 May 2020.
Among the participants in the challenge, the five images with more likes on Instagram will be awarded the prizes on Tuesday, 19 May 2020, at 8:00 am. The prize is a private guided tour for up to 6 people to the museum to which the image refers.